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UBC experts on Canada’s climate accord

UBC experts on Canada’s climate accord

UBC professors are available to comment on the climate accord, expected to be announced today, between the federal government and premiers.

Boeing eyes B.C. forest waste as jet fuel

Airline giant Boeing is working with UBC to study using B.C. wood waste to power passenger planes, reports the Vancouver Sun. It’s thought that aviation biofuel made from forest waste […]

B.C. on pace to meet water conservation goals

UBC research shows the province is on track to meet its target of reducing water consumption by 33 per cent by 2020, reports the Vancouver Sun. The study, authored by […]

Sugar tax

The proposed sugar tax recommended in a new Senate report wouldn’t help curb obesity in Canada, says UBC land and food systems professor Carol McAusland. “Where we do have data […]

UBC cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 30%

UBC cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent in 2015, compared to 2007 levels, reports Metro News. “It’s fairly unprecedented. Not just for a university, but it also […]

After baby, can parents ever regain that lost lovin’ feeling?

UBC professor of gynecology Lori Brotto has words of advice for women and couples and their health care providers on sex after pregnancy. In a column for the Globe and […]

B.C. stores rebrand ugly produce as ‘natural’

Loblaw’s is rolling out a line of misshapen fruits and vegetables in their B.C. grocery chains, according to 24 Hours. The company says the produce will be discounted at up […]

UBC faculty launch board of governors no-confidence vote

UBC’s faculty association plans to make a non-confidence vote over the board of governors’ ability to manage the university, reports The Tyee. “It seems to be of the opinion it […]

Vancouver’s housing angst a fraught climate for newcomers

UBC writing instructor Jackie Wong describes the challenges immigrants face in Vancouver in an article for The Tyee. Some of these include language issues and the complexities of gaining acceptance […]

Without this gene, we’d all still be slime

Wired UK and Daily Mail reported on a new UBC study that found a common ancestral gene enabled our evolution from what’s essentially slime to human beings. As study co-author Steven Pelech […]

Governor General David Johnston to visit Opening Doors project

The Governor General of Canada is meeting with Aboriginal artists involved in a joint UBC-Emily Carr project today. David Johnston and his wife Sharon will meet participants of Opening Doors, […]

10 most influential female educational administrators

UBC Interim President Martha Piper was named by the Georgia Straight one of the 10 most influential female educational administrators in Metro Vancouver. The article noted Piper’s contributions to promoting […]

How pharmacies are finding new revenue

UBC health policy researcher Steve Morgan is quoted in a Toronto Star article on the business side of pharmacies. Morgan suggested that pharmacists can do more than just fill up […]

Human trial of drug to reverse Huntington’s disease

Human trials are starting for a new drug that promises to reverse the damage caused by Huntington’s disease, reports International Business Times (Australia). The drug passed clinical trials on mice […]

UBC announces members of panel to develop sexual assault policy

UBC has announced the members of a panel that will develop a standalone sexual assault policy for the school, reports the Canadian Press. The 12-member committee will include students, staff […]

Questions raised about access to physician-assisted death

Media outlets highlighted the logistical barriers behind the physician-assisted suicide of a Calgary woman, who couldn’t find a doctor to help her in Calgary and ended up working with two […]

These Canadians are helping to solve Wikipedia’s woman problem

CBC Arts highlighted the marathon efforts to edit Wikipedia entries on women in time for International Women’s Day. Says Christine D’Onofrio, a visual art instructor at UBC who is leading […]

The unheralded administrative assistant

Isabella Losinger, a former academic librarian who now works at UBC, highlighted the role played by universities’ non-teaching staff in a chapter written for Solitudes of the Workplace: Women in […]

Paper makes the case for proportional voting system

iPolitics featured a Broadbent Institute paper by David Moscrop, a UBC PhD candidate in political science. Moscrop recommended the adoption of a proportional voting system to ensure better representation for […]

‘Squamish of today’ — setting the stage for clean energy hub

UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre is partnering with the District of Squamish to develop an innovation hub focused on the energy economy in the region, reports Pique. The partnership forms […]