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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...
This article by Cara McKenna was originally published by the Toronto Star on March 1, 2021. Abundant with meadows of colourful flowers and other pristine wildlife, a remote Salish Sea island is being returned to its rightful owners — the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC...
This article by Cloe Logan was originally published by Global News on March 1, 2021. After a pre-COVID poll found 42 per cent of UBC Okanagan students were food insecure, Casey Hamilton and her team went looking for solutions. The internal survey gathered data based on one question: “In the past 12...
This article by Linda Nowlan was originally published by the Georgia Strait on March 1, 2021. "... We've learned that quiet isn't always peace, and the norms and notions of what just is isn't always just-ice...." Who didn’t have a shiver running down their spine listening to U.S. Youth Inauguration...

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