Department News

Monday, May 5, 2014

Congratulation to Dr. Julian Davies on being elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished scientific career.  The announcement was published online on April 29, 2014: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/april-29-2014-NAS-Election.html Julian joins a very select group of scientists and this is a very well-deserved recognition of Julian's many outstanding scientific achievements. Congrats! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

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

Friday, November 8, 2013

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

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

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