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Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
Canada ranks third worldwide in permeable landscapes for wildlife
Canada ranks third in the world for animal movement between protected areas, finds new UBC research.
Jun 2, 2022
UBC researchers are helping communities prepare for the effects of climate change
The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place next week and one of its four goals is to help countries adapt to climate change in order to protect communities and natural habitats.
Oct 26, 2021
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
Marginalized groups experience higher cumulative air pollution in urban Canada
Different marginalized groups are exposed to higher cumulative air pollution in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Dec 21, 2020
How the human right to a healthy environment can help protect us all
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the raging wildfires in Australia and the U.S., scientific evidence shows an increase in planetary environmental emergencies that pose a risk to Canadian and global communities.
Oct 27, 2020
Recovery of sea otter populations yields more benefits than costs
The long-term benefits of thriving otter populations – such as healthier kelp forests, higher fish catches, carbon storage and tourism – could be worth as much as $53 million per year, according to new UBC research.
Jun 11, 2020
UBC goes all in for sustainable seafood
UBC has announced it will purchase and offer only 100 per cent Ocean Wise recommended sustainable seafood beginning July 1, 2019.
Jun 7, 2019
Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates
Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.
Apr 20, 2017
‘The status quo isn’t good enough’: UBC launches Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
A new professional program at UBC will train students to address the pressing issues of the 21st century, including human rights, climate change, poverty, security and risk.
Sep 9, 2015
Scientists eager to participate in public discourse on environment
A survey of more than 500 researchers indicates that scientists have the desire to get more involved in public discussion and policy decisions regarding environmental issues, but have concerns about how their efforts might be perceived.
Apr 2, 2014
Self-worth boosts ability to overcome poverty
For people in poverty, remembering better times – such as past success – improves brain functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services.
Dec 17, 2013