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Addressing the Impacts of Canadian Mining on Communities in Africa

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Freshwater is one of the world's most precious resources. For UBC alumnus James Roberts, it is also essential to community building worldwide. James is passionate about the potential for urban wastewater treatment and reuse to revitalize communities, support urban agriculture, and reduce pollution...
UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world. More than 1,000 institutions participated in the rankings – a 50 per cent increase from last year. The THE rankings measure how well universities...
A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests new analysis from the University of British Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. The researchers computed air conditioning requirements...
In a collaboration between Green Labs, the Life Sciences Centre, and Spud, a sustainable grocery delivery company, hundreds of gel ice packs were diverted from the landfill. Hard- and soft-shell gel ice packs are used in deliveries to laboratories to keep materials cool during transport...
Happy spring. Time to celebrate the vernal equinox by welcoming some budding shoots of progress on Indigenous rights, environmental rights and climate action. As the sun crossed the equator heading north last week, the spotlight fell on UBC faculty at the heart of six note-worthy developments: two...
Mar 24, 2021 | For more information, contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Female adult sockeye from the Fraser River are dying at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts on the journey back to their spawning grounds, finds new UBC research . For every male salmon that doesn’t make it to...
Mar 24, 2021 | For more information, contact Thandi Fletcher Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot is no stranger to firsts. The UBC professor was not only the first person in her family to attend university but she was also the first to go on to earn her master’s degree and PhD before eventually becoming a faculty...
UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. (UBC IMANT) is pleased to report it has committed $110 million to be managed by Impax Asset Management (Impax), a specialist asset manager which invests in opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. The mandate uses Impax’s...
This article by Sabaa Khan was originally published by Canada's National Observer on March 10, 2021. At a time when health and environmental crises dominate the public conversation, Black History Month in February was a stark reminder of the pervasive environmental struggles racialized communities...
This article by Carl Meyer was originally published by the National Observer on March 1, 2021. As B.C. cities start to take a closer look at the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their buildings, the heated swimming pool is attracting some unusual attention. Building Benchmark BC , a pilot...

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