Professor at UBC boosts sustainable energy research

June 23, 2016 0

To improve renewable energy generation and power conversion, Martin Ordonez, Fred Kaiser Professor in Power Conversion and Sustainability at UBC is expanding a research and education program. This research is funded by a $ 1-million investment Read More

Art, Ai Wei Wei, and the refugee crisis

June 9, 2016 0

Ai Wei Wei’s latest installation art has yet again presented a striking and meaningful message, as the grandiose pillars of the Konzerthaus Berlin concert hall were bound and covered with the abandoned, bright orange lifejackets Read More

Centennial Leaders award recipients announced

June 4, 2016 0

UBC has named ten gifted students from around the world as the Centennial Leaders award recipients. These students have risen from challenging circumstances and have given back to the community through volunteering. They will receive Read More

UBC receives $27 million in research funding

May 26, 2016 0

Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services announced the provincial government has granted the University of British Columbia more than $27 million for a variety of research infrastructure projects. The grant from Read More

The digitalization of South Korea’s education

February 8, 2016 0

Digital textbooks and e-learning resources have been steadily on the rise and becoming increasingly widespread, despite the heavy debates surrounding its implementation into traditional education. As conventional learning materials are replaced by tablets and other Read More

New technique could rewire and grow new neurons

February 3, 2016 0

A new technique will potentially create new neurons and allow them to reconnect in people with central nervous system damage. A research team led by McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute has created new Read More

Apply to join IdeasXChange

February 2, 2016 0

ABOUT THE IDEASXCHANGE PANELS AND WORKSHOPS The unprecedented issues of today inspire us to connect minds and spread knowledge through talks and workshops. We believe that many of today’s social, economic, and environmental challenges are all Read More

IdeasXChange Hub: International Aid Workshop (2015)

December 14, 2015 0

Note: From January until June 2015, our events were promoted under “Values in Perspective”. We have since changed our name to IdeasXChange. March 31, 2015: IdeasXChange hosted an interactive workshop on the changing face of international development Read More

Pluto’s frozen wonderland like never seen before

December 9, 2015 0

NASA has released its sharpest images of Pluto’s frozen wonderland to date. The photos taken from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured resolutions between 250 to 280 feet per pixel – meaning the images reveal areas smaller than Read More

Asteroid mining now legal – for the US

December 3, 2015 0

Private US companies can now mine asteroids for minerals, despite it violating a major treaty of space laws. This came after the signing of a major bill by United States President Barack Obama. The bill Read More

IdeasXChange Hub: Food Security Workshop (2015)

December 1, 2015 0

Note: From January until June 2015, our events were promoted under “Values in Perspective”. We have since changed our name to IdeasXChange. March 3, 2015: Approximately 30 participants from UBC and the community joined four insightful panelists for Read More

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