Congratulations to our 2013 Vanier winner! Kate Sedivy-Haley is a PhD candidate in Dr. Robert E Hancock and is working to develop a screening technique using ES-cell derived macrophages.
BC researchers named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Three UBC ecologists who study the natural world at very different scales--from marine ecosystems, to plant and soil systems, to microbial communities--have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, and the publisher of the journal Science. UBC’s Steven Hallam, John Klironomos and Daniel Pauly are among 388 members recognized by the AAAS today because of their "scientifically or... Read More
On November 27, 2013, the Minerva Foundation will be honouring four exceptional women from B.C. who have significantly impacted their communities and beyond through leadership, excellence, philanthropy and service at the eighth annual “Women In™” luncheon. Among the four honourees are UBC’s own Dr. Carol Lane, Dr. Pauline Johnson and Lia Merminga. The Minerva Foundation for BC Women is a non-profit organisation dedicated to changing the face of leadership in BC and elevating the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders. To do this, the Minerva... Read More
The UBC International Genetically Engineered Machine World (iGEM) team has advanced to the World Championship at MIT, in Boston, Massachusetts. Their ticket to the World was obtained last week at the North American Jamboree in Toronto. The North American Jamboree is a regional iGEM competition that serves as a qualifying round. Competing with 55 Canadian and US universities, the UBC team won the award for Best Mathematical Model and Gold Medal status to advance. iGEM is an annual competition where teams of undergraduate students from more than 250 different... Read More
In a paper that was published in the September 26, 2013 issue of Nature, Dr. Crowe and his colleagues report geological evidence that there were low concentrations of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere at least 3 billion years ago, 700 million years earlier than was previously thought. This raises new questions about the evolution of early life and how it led to the eventual oxygenation of the Earth's atmosphere. According to Dr. Crowe, "This study now suggests that the process began very early in Earth's history, supporting a much greater antiquity for oxygen... Read More