Research Excellence

Projects and Success Stories:

  • Priority Project

    The Arthrogryposis (AMC) Registry at UBC

    The Arthrogryposis (AMC) Registry at UBC

    “We need a place to gather data about hundreds of adults with arthrogryposis (AMC) in order to focus in on where research really needs to be geared. We need a more

    Research Excellence

  • Priority Project

    Shape the World for the Better: the 2017 Alumni Appeal

    Shape the World for the Better: the 2017 Alumni Appeal

    Progress toward a better world is not guaranteed—it is the result of people coming together to create it. However, voices around the world that reject the values of knowledge, research, more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

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    Breeding a Sweet Solution

    Breeding a Sweet Solution

    About eight years ago, honeybee colonies started to die off with enough frequency to be noticeable. Three or four years ago, they began to collapse in alarming numbers all around the world, particularly in North America. Since then, beekeepers have reported losing about a third of their honeybee hives and colonies every year — about […] more

    Research Excellence

  • Success Story

    Teaching at the heart of giving

    Teaching at the heart of giving

    Musicologist Elizabeth Lamberton (MA’78, PhD’88) fondly recalls her time at UBC. She credits her inspiring professors with helping her to discover her own lifelong passion: teaching. “I more

    Research Excellence, Student Learning

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    Your Community, Your Impact

    Your Community, Your Impact

    UBC has an amazing community of supporters. Every year, thousands of donors show their commitment to the university through one-time donations, regular annual gifts or ongoing monthly contributions. more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

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    BC Leadership Chair in Culture and Ecosystems at Risk

    BC Leadership Chair in Culture and Ecosystems at Risk

    The study of indigenous cultures and their interactions with local environments can inform our understanding of issues related to environmental conservation, resource management and sustainable more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Support Chemistry Student Internships

    Support Chemistry Student Internships

    A successful internship can be a life-changing experience—but they can be expensive undertakings for students. One of the Department of Chemistry’s key priorities is to ensure students have the more

    Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    New directions in cancer research

    New directions in cancer research

    Last year, an estimated 78,000 deaths occurred from cancer in Canada, and an additional 196,900 new cases were diagnosed. While traditional surgical methods and conventional drug therapies have had more

    Research Excellence

  • Priority Project

    The “Whole Brain” approach to brain research

    The “Whole Brain” approach to brain research

    By 2020, brain diseases and disorders will overtake heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. Affecting one in seven Canadians, from early childhood more

    Research Excellence

  • Priority Project

    Breakthroughs in diabetes treatment and prevention

    Breakthroughs in diabetes treatment and prevention

    Diabetes currently affects more than 400 million people worldwide. In Canada alone, an estimated 3.7 million people could be living with diabetes by 2018, with requirements for regular care from more

    Research Excellence