Media Release | April 2, 2014
A survey of more than 500 researchers indicates that scientists have the desire to get more involved in public discussion and policy decisions regarding environmental issues, but have concerns about how their efforts might be perceived.
February 12, 2014
The public increasingly expects host cities to meet tough environmental standards, says expert.
Media Release | February 3, 2014
Dramatic differences exist in how Canadian communities are preparing for the effects of climate change, a new study finds.
Media Release | December 18, 2013
Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined UBC to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk.
November 4, 2013
New Director of CIRS Ray Cole says we should expand our focus from creating green buildings to creating sustainable patterns of living.
Media Release | August 4, 2013
Marine species are migrating toward the poles as much as 12 times faster than land-based species as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.
Media Release | July 25, 2013
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
June 6, 2013
Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?
Media Release | May 30, 2013
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | May 22, 2013
Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.
Media Release | May 15, 2013
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
Media Release | May 15, 2013
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades…
Media Release | May 9, 2013
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 1, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates
Media Release | April 19, 2013
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Media Release | April 15, 2013
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
April 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Media Release | April 3, 2013
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | March 26, 2013
The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.