Menu Close

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and questioned the status quo. With close to 63,000 students from 160 countries and more than 5,400 faculty on two campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is a place where bold thinking develops into ideas that can change the world. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.

Links

Displaying 1 - 20 of 322 articles

Mangrove, seperti yang ada di Madgaskar, menyediakan banyak manfaat, seperti perlindungan dari badai dan pencegahan erosi pesisir. (Louise Jasper/Blue Ventures)

Ahli ciptakan alat pemetaan mangrove baru dan menempatkan konservasi dalam jangkauan masyarakat pesisir

Meskipun bernilai tinggi, laju penebangan mangrove cukup tinggi. Sebuah alat baru bertujuan untuk membantu komunitas menahan deforestasi mangrove dan memanfaatkan program dan pendanaan konservasi.
Medical technician Amira Doudou prepares samples at the University Hospital Institute for Infectious Diseases in Marseille, France, Jan. 13, 2021, to study the highly contagious COVID-19 variant. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and spreading around the world

Multiple COVID-19 variants are circulating around the world and becoming more common. These mutations can alter the ability of the virus to take hold and replicate within our cells.
Mangroves, like these in Madagascar, provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion. (Louise Jasper/Blue Ventures)

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Scientists have found widespread evidence of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean. This could further stress the fragile Arctic ecosystem and the food it provides to people living there. (Shutterstock)

They’re everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean? A new study finds polyester microfibres are common throughout the Arctic Ocean.
A protest march in Kolkata in support of farmers. Women have been central to the recent protests. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest

The active participation of women in India's farmers' protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment.
Will the pandemic influence schools’ return to practical skills traditionally gained through home economics? (Shutterstock)

Pandemic sewing surge is a chance to rediscover the practical arts

Some designers, makers and consumers are imploring us not to stop sewing after the pandemic because of the potential for utilitarian, psychological and environmental benefits.
Les jeunes ne sont pas aussi inconscients que leurs représentations médiatiques le laissent penser. (Photo prise au musée du Louvre à Paris, le 14 octobre 2020). Ludovic Marin / AFP

Irresponsables, égoïstes, négligents… En finir avec les stéréotypes sur les jeunes et la Covid-19

Irresponsables, égoïstes, propagateurs du coronavirus… Les jeunes ont été largement stigmatisés ces derniers mois. Or, le comportement de quelques-uns ne reflète pas celui de la majorité.
Canada’s climate plan includes adding more electric vehicle charging stations, improving energy efficiency of homes and buildings, and raising the price on carbon to $170 per tonne by 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada finally has a climate plan that will let it meet its carbon targets by 2030

None of Canada's past climate targets or plans has been credible. But the math on the latest plan, which relies on a steadily increasing carbon price, could have Canada meet its 2030 goal.
A female killer whale leaps from the water in Puget Sound near Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

Scientists had been uncertain about why killer whales are dying in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. A new study takes an in-depth look and provides the tools to help prevent additional deaths in the future.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. He reiterated his baseless claims during the news conference that the Nov. 3 election was ‘rigged.’ (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s lies about the election show how disinformation erodes democracy

If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
First year Western University students Sarah Pignatelli and Mason Shearer wait for a COVID-19 test in London, Ont., on Sept. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Young adults, unfairly blamed for COVID-19 spread, now face stress and uncertain futures

Media depictions of youth during the pandemic are distorting the actual experiences, practices and attitudes of young adults during COVID-19, as well as the pandemic's impact on them.
Planting strips of native prairie grasses on a farm in Iowa provides habitat for pollinators and protects soil and water. Omar de Kok-Mercado/Iowa State University

To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands

The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
Rising sea levels are threatening homes on Diamniadio Island, Saloum Delta in Senegal. A child stands outside a home’s former kitchen, surrounded by mangrove branches, in 2015. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)

Why all human rights depend on a healthy environment

Among the human rights under threat are the rights to life, health, food, a healthy environment, water, an adequate standard of living and culture.
U.S. President Donald Trump staged a visit in front of St. John’s Church June 1 in Washington after authorities cleared protestors from the area, prompting the bishop overseeing the church to express outrage. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump is hardly the ‘Republican Jesus’

The Republican political strategy that uses Christian language to cast Trump as a divinely appointed protector of an authoritarian Christian nation warrants more scrutiny than it's received.
The podcast Caliphate explored the war on terror and ISIS on the ground in Syria and Iraq. In this March 12, 2020 photo, a man rides a motorcycle in northwestern Syria the current focus of the 10-year civil war. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

New York Times ‘Caliphate’ podcast controversy challenges brash methods of foreign correspondents

The latest scandal to hit news media involves Rukmini Callimachi, the journalist behind the New York Times podcast "Caliphate." The scandal spotlights the dynamic between reporters and "fixers."

Authors

More Authors