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UBC Okanagan researcher wants to turn waste into renewable energy

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.

Hero of “Hotel Rwanda” a keynote speaker during International Week — March 15–19

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.

Perfectionism and youth suicide

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.

What’s on your mind? UBC celebrates research

Aspiring athletes can get insider information on maximizing performance at a free March 10 public presentation called Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement, as part of UBC’s Celebrate Research Week March 5–13.

A B.C. painter’s portraits of pride

A handsome collection of First Nations portraits that was recently donated to UBC Library by B.C. artist Patricia Richardson Logie is being unveiled on UBC’s Vancouver campus this month.

Four ways to combat climate change

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.

New Aboriginal health course bridges campus with communities

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.

UBC in the news – Feb 2010

Highlights of UBC media coverage in February 2010. compiled by Heather Amos   Canada balances protests and civil liberties The New York Times, the Guardian, the Seattle Times, the Boston […]

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Pediatric ER doctors need to query vitamin use in children: UBC researcher

Pediatric emergency physicians should check children’s vitamin intake to avoid potential adverse drug reactions and negative interactions with over-the-counter or prescription medication, says a researcher at the UBC and the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI).