UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 1 | Jan. 3, 2012
In February Vancouver will play host to more than 8,000 researchers from more than 60 countries. UBC experts are helping lead discussions on some of our most vexing global challenges.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its Annual Meeting in Vancouver for the first time.
A new sustainability agenda is emerging that looks at whether buildings, systems and human activity can actually improve the environment.
By John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative, Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography
Two current campaigns in British Columbia are proving to be game-changers in the effort to defeat HIV/AIDS. They may point the way to end the world epidemic.
By Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, past President of the International AIDS Society, Professor of Medicine and Chair of AIDS Research at UBC
The Nereus program is a collaborative effort that makes predictions based on complex data, and uses 3D gaming technology to present a science-based view of how oceans may look.
By Villy Christensen, Professor, UBC Fisheries Centre
As the toll from Alzheimer’s grows, promising new agents are emerging. But they face significant hurdles in moving from discovery to clinical practice.
By Dr. Patrick McGeer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UBC Faculty of Medicine
New methods of breaking down plant cellulose mean advanced biofuels may be commercially viable by 2020.
By Jack Saddler, Professor and Head of the Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy Group, UBC, Faculty of Forestry
Without integrated watershed planning and management, communities are vulnerable. But the science is lagging when it comes to integration.
By Karen Bakker, Director, Programme on Water Governance, Professor, UBC Department of Geography
It is clear that traditional scientific communication methods underpinned by global climate change models are not stimulating the action needed. Researchers are identifying ways that communication to foster social change can be improved.
By Stephen Sheppard, Director, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, Professor, UBC Faculties of Forestry and Applied Science
By six months babies recognize frequent words. But language acquisition actually begins much earlier, even in the womb.
By Janet Werker, Director, UBC Infant Studies Centre, Professor, Department of Psychology
More than 12,000 people live along the Alaskan coast and have a long history of catching and eating fish. They catch nearly 1,000 metric tonnes of fish annually.
By Dirk Zeller, Senior Research Fellow, Sea Around Us Project , UBC Fisheries Centre