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Vancouver campus: All things new and beautiful
UBC’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session
Aug 11, 2014
Borrowing the farm
Young farmers, often with university degrees, find alternative models to gain access to land.
Jul 22, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change.
Jul 17, 2014
UBC receives $2M gift from RBC Foundation
UBC has received a $2 million donation from The RBC Foundation in support of a number of sustainability projects across its Vancouver campus.
Jun 20, 2014
A Mongolian-style yurt is a unique and sustainable addition to UBC Farm.
Jun 2, 2014 - by Shannon Lambie
Shelter from the storm
UBC’s Julie Wilson is uncovering innovative approaches to stormwater management, even in your own backyard.
May 11, 2014
Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
Apr 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Smoking out health risks
New research examines the safety of First Nations smoked meat.
Mar 26, 2014
Veni, vidi, viticulture
Simone Castellarin grew up in the vineyards of Northern Italy. Now he wants to share his wine-growing knowledge with B.C. growers.
Mar 25, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Cows are smarter when raised in pairs
Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm.
Feb 26, 2014
Public needs to be re-educated that GM Foods are safe
Public needs to be re-educated that GM Foods are safe Robert Blair, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, writes about the safety of genetically-modified foods. […]
Jan 6, 2014
Battling the holiday bulge
UBC’s Susan Barr shares tips on staving off weight gain at Christmas, including some advice for Old Saint Nick himself.
Dec 20, 2013
A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula
Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new UBC study.
Nov 25, 2013
Micronutrients lead to big changes
UBC Prof. Judy McLean and her students help Rwanda launch Africa’s first national home-based nutritional fortification program for children.
Sep 10, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Healthy eating tips for back to school
From 2013: Tanya Leung, a dietitian and clinical instructor for UBC’s Food, Health and Nutrition program, offers advice on what foods will best help your child thrive at school.
Aug 19, 2013
Q&A on bug bite protection
Prof. Murray Isman on natural ways to keep the bugs away during the dog days of summer.
Aug 2, 2013
Q&A on summer food safety with Siyun Wang
Keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold, says Siyun Wang, an assistant professor of food safety engineering.
Jul 31, 2013
Water efficient food exports: less beef, more crops
Planetary water shortages and the demand for more food should lead to changes in farming and exports.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Hans Schreier, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Traces of listeria found in Vancouver ready-to-eat fish products: UBC study
A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver.
Feb 27, 2012
UBC researchers to sequence Chardonnay genome
The University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre has launched an international collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute to sequence the Chardonnay grape genome.
Jan 18, 2012