Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
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
Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver’s single-family homes
Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same type of structure. Despite the better energy performance of the new homes, this cycle is likely to increase overall greenhouse gas emissions.
May 23, 2018
New technique can detect impurities in ground beef within minutes
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef.
Nov 24, 2017
Vancouver “teardown index” predicts which houses are at risk
Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool.
Feb 21, 2017
UBC expert comments on Prime Minister Trudeau’s formal apology for Komagata Maru incident
On May 18, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to issue a formal apology in the House of Commons for the Komagata Maru incident.
May 18, 2016
New weapon in the fight against malnutrition
UBC scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.
Aug 4, 2015
UBC study finds ‘nurse navigators’ play vital role in senior care
Retirement can be a big adjustment for someone who has spent his or her whole life working and keeping busy. Many of these newly retired professionals want to keep contributing to their community but aren’t sure how.
Apr 21, 2015