Saving the planet in the midst of a pandemic
Greta Thunberg galvanized masses of people across the world into advocating for climate change. But just as climate action seemed to be hitting a new peak globally, the COVID-19 outbreak abruptly brought the physical manifestations of the movement to a halt.
Apr 21, 2020
Canada’s heating up
Stephen Sheppard, a professor at UBC’s faculty of forestry, was interviewed on Omny’s Charles Adler Tonight show about the report that Canada is warming up twice as fast as the […]
Apr 4, 2019
B.C. forests contribute ‘hidden’ carbon emissions that dwarf official numbers, report says
CBC quoted Stephen Sheppard, a professor at UBC’s faculty of forestry, about carbon emissions from B.C.’s forests. Sheppard said that industry and government both have to reduce the impact of forest fires […]
Jan 30, 2019
A fun way to educate people on climate change
UBC researchers have created a place-based video game on climate change, reports the Weather Network. Now the team is working with the Vancouver School Board to come up with the […]
Jan 10, 2019
National Tree Day
Stephen Sheppard, a forest resources management and landscape architecture professor at UBC was interviewed by Michelle Eliot on CBC Radio’s BC Today for National Tree Day. Sheppard talked about the […]
Sep 28, 2018
UBC researchers use augmented reality to teach kids about climate change
While Pokémon Go has helped to bring augmented reality to everyday life, UBC researchers are using similar technology to teach high school students about climate change.
Sep 13, 2016
New UBC degree focuses on climate-proofing cities
With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities.
Sep 24, 2015
People need trees. Cities need forests.
Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Preparing for the flood: Visualizations help communities plan for sea-level rise
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have produced computer visualizations of rising sea levels in a low-lying coastal municipality, illustrating ways to adapt to climate change impacts such as flooding and storms surges.
Feb 19, 2012
Beyond climate models: Rethinking how to envision the future with climate change
Professor Stephen Sheppard will present at the symposium Beyond Climate Models: Rethinking How to Envision the Future with Climate Change Friday, February 17, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Vancouver.
Feb 17, 2012