March 2015

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UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2 million to support new science and engineering scholarships

The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from India scholarships of $96,000 to support living expenses while they study at […]

UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties

UBC President Arvind Gupta announced plans today to visit China in early April to deepen the university’s commitment to developing partnerships with China that encompass research, teaching and student learning. The trip is President Gupta’s first to China since being installed as president in September of 2014, and it will build on a relationship that […]

Synapse of Discovery

Shakespeare once wrote “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties” and yet, if you spend any amount of time studying the brain you will quickly realize that our reasoning and our faculties are hardly infinite and are, in fact, delicately, even precariously, dependent on the health […]

The smartest coffee talk you’ll ever overhear

Have you ever been somewhere and overheard two people having a spontaneous, intensely interesting talk but then you had to get off the bus? Or plane? Or crowded subway? You think to yourself: I wish I could have heard the rest of that conversation. At UBC, our researchers are having remarkable conversations every day about […]

Path to Research

Nearly every day on the news, we hear about world-changing discoveries. ‘Researchers have found…’ is how the story usually begins. But what of the back story? What was the genesis of their discovery? How was it funded? What were the challenges they faced or surprising bends in the road? How did they mobilize their research? […]

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