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A new UBC class is showing undergrads it doesn’t take a coding wizard to use technology to solve problems. With the introduction of new K-12 curriculum in BC classrooms, phrases like computational thinking have begun popping up in the media. But while the term conjures images of coding camps, computational thinking isn’t about coding. “Computational […]
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