‘Fish thermometer’ reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades…
May 15, 2013
Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 9, 2013
New life in old growth forests
Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates
May 1, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Apr 19, 2013
Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Apr 15, 2013
Against all odds
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 3, 2013
Mountain pine beetle genome decoded
The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.
Mar 26, 2013
Engineering students demo ultra fuel-efficient cars
The UBC Supermileage Team will demonstrate two cars in advance of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition for ultra energy-efficient vehicles
Mar 18, 2013
Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 15, 2013
Protecting land, protecting people
New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Sustainable by design
A UBC study finds that the greener the building, the greener its inhabitants
Mar 6, 2013 - by Salina Marshall
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
As predators decline, carbon emissions rise
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Feb 17, 2013
Mining the possibilities
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Feb 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Idling on the job
Grad student helps the VPD to reduce squad car emissions
Feb 6, 2013 - by Salina Marshall
New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant
For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.
Feb 6, 2013
Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather
A UBC study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.
Feb 5, 2013
UBC campaign hits $1 billion
The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.
Jan 18, 2013