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IN THE NEWS
Highlights of UBC media coverage in December 2011.
Jan 3, 2012 - by Compiled by Heather Amos
Bad fish arithmetic: government reports and actual catches don’t add up
More than 12,000 people live along the Alaskan coast and have a long history of catching and eating fish. They catch nearly 1,000 metric tonnes of fish annually.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Dirk Zeller, Senior Research Fellow, Sea Around Us Project , UBC Fisheries Centre
Look who’s talking! What we are learning from babies about language acquisition
By six months babies recognize frequent words. But language acquisition actually begins much earlier, even in the womb.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Janet Werker, Director, UBC Infant Studies Centre, Professor, Department of Psychology
Seeing is believing: New ways to envision our future with climate change
It is clear that traditional scientific communication methods underpinned by global climate change models are not stimulating the action needed. Researchers are identifying ways that communication to foster social change can be improved.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Stephen Sheppard, Director, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, Professor, UBC Faculties of Forestry and Applied Science
Moving toward genuine water security
Without integrated watershed planning and management, communities are vulnerable. But the science is lagging when it comes to integration.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Karen Bakker, Director, Programme on Water Governance, Professor, UBC Department of Geography
From the Forest to the Highway: How close are we to advanced biofuels?
New methods of breaking down plant cellulose mean advanced biofuels may be commercially viable by 2020.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Jack Saddler, Professor and Head of the Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy Group, UBC, Faculty of Forestry
Beating Alzheimer’s: a progress report
As the toll from Alzheimer’s grows, promising new agents are emerging. But they face significant hurdles in moving from discovery to clinical practice.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Dr. Patrick McGeer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UBC Faculty of Medicine
The Oracle meets Nereus: Predicting the Future Ocean
The Nereus program is a collaborative effort that makes predictions based on complex data, and uses 3D gaming technology to present a science-based view of how oceans may look.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Villy Christensen, Professor, UBC Fisheries Centre
Test drives helping defeat HIV/AIDS: B.C. approach points way to ending world epidemic
Two current campaigns in British Columbia are proving to be game-changers in the effort to defeat HIV/AIDS. They may point the way to end the world epidemic.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, past President of the International AIDS Society, Professor of Medicine and Chair of AIDS Research at UBC
Regenerative Sustainability: From damage control to improving the environment
A new sustainability agenda is emerging that looks at whether buildings, systems and human activity can actually improve the environment.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative, Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography
AAAS by the numbers
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its Annual Meeting in Vancouver for the first time.
Jan 3, 2012