Posts Tagged ‘Canada Foundation for Innovation’

New $10.1 M imaging facility will unlock medical, engineering secrets

Feb. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , ,

Scientists will get a closer-than-ever look at everything from molars to soils with today’s opening of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from astronomy to cancer, quantum materials to plant evolution, received a $22.7M boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability

Feb. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , ,

John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?

Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.

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