On a per capita basis Canada is one of the most energy-intensive countries on the planet, and nowhere is there a more urgent need for action on climate change than here. For too long, however, the debate has been primarily about the impact of climate change, and about emissions targets, and not on how the increasingly ambitious targets might actually be met.
Idiocy. Imbecility. Moron. These words, taken from a 1924 public education poster, were once considered labels for people with disabilities.
The 2010 winter games get the credit for prompting public initiatives that help people with disabilities, according to almost 50 per cent of Canadians surveyed in a recent UBC Olympic Games Impact (OGI) study. The survey and study have been conducted under the auspices of the new UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability.
“Sustainable mining” may sound like an oxymoron, but considering that all humanity depends on resources that must be either grown or mined, the concept is not self-contradictory, rather, it's imperative.
A professor of engineering at UBC Okanagan is working with municipalities, farms, factories and mills to identify effective ways to turn their organic waste into renewable energy — methane — and organic fertilizer.
Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan internationally honoured for saving more than 1,200 refugees during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will be the keynote speaker at UBC’s International Week (I.Week) March 15-19. The film based on his story, Hotel Rwanda, will be screened at S.U.B. on March 16 at 7 p.m.
The headlines are shocking, confusing and all too familiar. A teen commits suicide without warning, ending a life full of accomplishment and promise — a seemingly perfect life. But UBC Psychology Prof. Paul Hewitt suggests that a seemingly perfect life could signal the risk of teen suicide.
By hearing first-hand accounts of historical and systemic impacts on Aboriginal people’s health, students in UBC’s new Aboriginal Public Health course are learning how they can help improve health care systems.