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UBC Science Alumni | Issue 2, 2018

De’coding’ stereotypes

UBC students have launched ambitious one-on-one workshops to help children on the autism spectrum program, problem solve, and connect.

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Exploring the link between mono and MS

Marc Steven Horwitz explains the connection between mononucleosis, aka ‘mono,’ and multiple sclerosis. Reducing the presence of the virus in the body might diminish MS relapses.


Physics Summer Camps
Registration for summer camps for kids Grades 2 to 10 is open. Camps run from July 9 to August 3, 2018.
Register now

Dinos in Your Backyard
Check out the new Dinosaur Trackway casts at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and learn about dinosaur excavations.
March 29

History of Planet-Hunting
Head to TRIUMF next month for exciting talks on radioactive decay  and the history of planet-hunting.
April 21

A (hotter) quantum leap

UBC physicists have discovered a system which could yield ‘warmer’ quantum technologies. Scientists studying quantum systems work in temperatures close to absolute zero, but a plasma could help scientists get around this requirement.

Warm climate might be shrinking BC beetles

UBC students studying 6,500 specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum discovered large beetles have shrunk 20 per cent in the last 45 years. Climate change might be the culprit.

Brewing a storm

UBC Science alumnus James Walton (BSc 1985) owns the longest running craft brewery in the city, Storm Brewing. His lifelong passion for science and beer began when he brewed his first batch in his kitchen as a teenager.


Computer scientist Anne Condon has been appointed to the governing council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

UBC Mathematician Gordon Slade is the winner the CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize for 2018.

Water sustainability expert Mark Johnson has been awarded the university’s Charles A. McDowell award.

UBC researchers are leading a collaborative project to install groundwater monitoring wells across the Peace Region of BC.

Math, CS lead in open education resources at UBC

A new report shows 85 per cent of the courses using free textbooks and open resources at UBC are within the Faculty of Science. Math and Computer Science instructors are leading adoption.

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