UBC study finds agricultural expansion in Africa could spark unforeseen climate change
Rainfall and groundwater are crucial for crops in West Africa, yet agriculture may make droughts worse and lead to crop failure, according to a study co-authored by a UBC researcher.
Jan 14, 2016
Don’t let Central African Republic become another Rwanda
Don’t let Central African Republic become another Rwanda Canada seems uninterested in playing a role in preventing tragedy in Africa, says UBC’s Stewart Prest. Read more…
Feb 4, 2014
$25M grant brings African students to UBC
More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.
Apr 18, 2013
Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants
University of British Columbia and Oxford University researchers have revealed the secrets of survival of an endangered population of African elephant in the unforgiving Sahara desert. These animals have the biggest migration among elephants, the study finds, but recent violence in Mali may now be putting them at risk.
Dec 12, 2012
More than 50-per-cent decline in elephants in eastern Congo due to human conflict: UBC research
Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat loss, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week.
Nov 10, 2011