The broad spectrum of disciplines in the Faculty of Science – from the Geology to Entomology – mesh to create a unique environment for idea exchange and research collaboration to further scientific study. The Faculty is dedicated to fostering an environment that incubates ideas, offers world-calibre and meaningful research, advances the study of science, and impacts the communities it serves.
Ecosystems are fundamental to human well-being—and our research shows that many people strongly value environmental responsibility. But most people are impeded from enacting their values because participating in global supply chains—by buying things—entails innumerable negative impacts on forests, freshwater, coral reefs, with dire consequences for those who depend on the life-sustaining services they provide. CoSphere—a […]
The bowhead whale is the longest-living marine mammal in the world, yet many answers remain about the biology and feeding behaviour of this elusive animal. “We can observe their underwater behaviour like never before, providing new insights into their feeding and social activities.” Recently, a research team undertook what is believed to be the first […]
Husband and wife team Anton Henricus Kuipers and Vivienne Taylor shared more in common than thriving careers. They both felt it was education that had put them on the right life path. To express their gratitude and pay it forward, Anton and Vivienne both left gifts to their respective universities in their wills—his to UBC […]
What can a retired Canadian do to make positive change in the world? Patricia (Paddy) Wales (BA, ‘75) asked herself that question last year. “I knew I wanted to have some positive effect on the world’s future, which seems bleak at the moment,” says Wales, a life-long nature lover. Paddy’s interest in how humans change […]
UBC Science students have talent, drive, and curiosity. They have the potential make new discoveries, shift paradigms, start companies, and even spark new industries. Unfortunately, they don’t all more