London and Rio have a unique opportunity. Mega-events can be a force for social change, says UBC researcher Rob Van Wynsberghe, who leads a study measuring the impact of the 2010 Games.
What does it take to give your science class a makeover? Brett Gilley is helping Prof. James Scoates morph his class from a “stand and deliver” model to something much more interactive.
Like all leading universities, UBC engages in animal research to address challenging issues. And, like all research, it presents ethical questions. Four UBC professors offer their perspectives.
Tensions are rising between the US and China. The world economy is sputtering. UBC Institute of Asian Research experts Paul Evans and Timothy Cheek explain major issues for 2012.
UBC economist John Helliwell has been asked to help the United Nations measure and improve global happiness. He is working with colleagues on a “World Happiness Report.”
Residents of Colombia’s mining towns are breathing in dangerous levels of mercury as a result of artisanal gold mining, says UBC Mining Engineering Prof. Marcello Veiga.
A new UBC study by Sauder marketing expert Tirtha Dhar shows how one advertising ban has reduced fast food consumption.
Highlights of UBC media coverage in January 2012
The AAAS comes to Vancouver. Insights on the makings of the world’s largest gathering of scientists.
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