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nullnulle onullthe nullce President  research & internationalA Journal of Research and Discovery > Issue 07 > Fall/Winter 2009 A PlAce  in the world nullnullpnulloring fundamentanullnulluestions of dinullersitnull and identitnull, from generations to genomesA PArtnershiP of PeoPlesnullnnulleinulling a commitment to conullnullaboration  at the nulluseum of nullnthroponullognulldisAPPeAring Actnullustaining biodinullersitnullat the nenull nulleatnullnulliodinullersitnullnullentreintegrAted livingThe benefits of raising chinulldren in  economicanullnullnulldinullerse neighbourhoodscAnAdA foUndAtion for innovAtionnulleeping nullanadian research competitinulle  on the internationanullstage1 FAnullnullnullnullnullnullR nullnullOne of the most appealing aspects of conducting research in Canada is the sheer diversity of our country’s population. A diverse population provides researchers with a wide audience and a broad scope of issues to serve.Equally important, it is the wellspring of a thriving research community with many cultural and ideological influences. Accordingly, a good deal of research at Unull investigates issues of diversity and identity nullthe theme of this issue of nullrontier. Under this broad banner we offer articles on anthropological research in partnership with Aboriginal peoples, breanullhroughs in nullA sequencing, and efforts to understand our planet’s complenullbiodiversity. nullecial thannull to our colleagues in Unull nullblic Affairs for their stellar contributions to this issue.nullch of the research described in this issue has received funding from the Canada nulloundation for nullnovation. nullnce nullnull, Cnull has lent unparalnullleled support to the Canadian research enterprise by funding up to null per cent of manullr research infrastructure pronullcts. null partnership with provnullincial authorities such as the nullitish Columbia nullowledge nullvelopment nullund, Cnull has fostered a national research climate that embraces and promotes diversity in innovation. Against the multifaceted bacnulldrop of Canadian society, and with organinulltions linulle Cnull and nullnullnullsetting the stage, it’s no wonder that Canada and Unull are acclaimed hubs for research in areas such as anthropology, genomics and biodiversity. null’s in our nature.null. nullhn nullpburn Vice President  Research & Internationalnullnull nullnullnullre nullnull nullnullrdsnullEAnullUnullEnullnullEnullnullnullnull nullnullnullnullEnullUnull nullnullnullnullnullnullnullnull nullnnullng nullnullng nullstorynullhe nulluseum of Anthropology unveils its renewal pronullect, showcasing a wornulling  research partnership with nullndigenous peoples. nullnull nullsing Patientsnullawrence nullerg and nullichael Evans enullplore the cultural differences that leave many urban Aboriginal people feeling marginalinulled by mainstream health care.nullnull nullnulling identitynullon Corbett is using digital maps to help a dispersed Aboriginal community in nullorthern null.C. redenullne  their territory. nullnullnullnullEnullnullnull nullnullAnullCnullnullnull Disanullearing nulltnullhe new nulleaty nulliodiversity Centre offers researchers  and the public a place to  enullplore biodiversity issues  under one roof. nullnull big bonesnullhe reconstructed remnants of a gigantic blue whale provide a manullestic entrance to the new nulleaty nulliodiversity nulluseum nulland a rare research opportunity.nullnull small Wondernulln nullatricnull nulleeling’s tiny universe, the study of microbes reveals the mechanisms of evolution on our planet. nullnull Potato onullthe Pacinullnullhere are more than a billion undernourished people in the world. nullusan nullurch is propagating breadfruit as a potential food source for developing nations.nullnull surnullnullal onullthe smallestnullor nullolph nullchluter and his research team, studying one of the world’s smallest nullsh provides powerful insights into the emergence of new species. nullnullnullCnull nullnullAnullCnullnullnull nulle Dnull nullnterAndre nullarnulliali and nullorne nullhitehead pioneer a revolutionary new way to enulltract nullnullA from small or highly contaminated samples. nullnullnullEnullnullnull null nullnull COnullUnullnullnullnull integrated nullnullngnullichard Carpiano and  nullennifer nullloyd suggest that living in an economically  diverse neighbourhood can  offer children a developmental head start.nullnull bacnullto basicsnulleing ready for nullindergarten tanulles more than nullnowing your AnullCs. A new mapping pronullect compares the developmental readiness of schoolnullage children across null.C.nullOnullnullnull nullnull nullnullnullEnullnullnullnullnull renullersing the brain DrainEliot nullhillipson enullplains why the Canada nulloundation for nullnnovation has played a critical role in elevating Canadian research over the past decade.null nullnullnullnullnullEnullnulless nullnulle Frnullnull nulle nullce PresiDenull  resenullrcnull& inuller nullnullinullnullnullcnullnullenulls Fall/Winter 2009 T UR NO U R  IS L A N DC R AC O FT  IS LA NDQUEEN CHARLOTTE STRAITcnullnullenullsnullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullsubscribeFor your complimentary subscription  to frontier, please email your addressinformation to info.frontier@ubc.cawww.research.ubc.caA Journal of Research and DiscoveryPublished by Office of the Vice President  Research nullnullternational  nulle nulliversity of nullitish nulllumbiaFax nullnullnullnullnullnullemail info.frontiernullbc.caDesign & illustration nullldor.comWriting nullldor.com, nullnullPublic Affairscirculation nullnullnullAll rinullts reservedPrinted in nullnadaPublications mail agreement no. nullnullnullnullnullnullnullnullreturn undelinullerable canadian addresses tonullnulliversity of nullitish nulllumbiaOffice of the Vice President  Research nullnullternationalRoom nullnull nullnull nullmorial RoadVancouver, null nullnada Vnull nullnullThis magazine is printed on 100% post-consumer  fibre that uses 2,963 nullbs. of post-consumer nullaste instead of nullirgin fibre.  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