Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

The Odysseus is a single-passenger, four-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle created by the UBC Supermilage team

Engineering students demo ultra fuel-efficient cars

Mar. 18, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The UBC Supermileage Team will demonstrate two cars in advance of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition for ultra energy-efficient vehicles

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Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC

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

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.

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Janette Bulkan is a new professor in the Faculty of Forestry. Jamie Myers Photograph

Protecting land, protecting people

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , ,

New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry

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Just being in a green building makes people act more sustainably, say UBC Psych. Prof. Alan Kingstone, Alessandra DiGiacomo and David Wu. Martin Dee Photograph

Sustainable by design

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A UBC study finds that the greener the building, the greener its inhabitants

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For her doctoral research, Sara Barron will study how to balance natural forest environments with higher density housing in suburbs. Martin Dee Photograph

People need trees. Cities need forests.

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia

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UBC anchors the Broadway Corridor with an annual economic impact of $10 billion.

Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor: study

Feb. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The City of Vancouver and UBC today released a KPMG study that shows the employment and population of the UBC/Broadway corridor will grow by 150,000 in the next 30 years and a rail-based rapid transit system is needed to meet the corridor’s population growth and significant economic potential.

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Trisha Atwood at a stream site in UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Photo by: Amanda Klemmer

As predators decline, carbon emissions rise

Feb. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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UBC School of Community and Regional Planning student Katie O’Callaghan is a UBC-City of Vancouver Greenest City Scholar. Martin Dee Photograph

Idling on the job

Feb. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Grad student helps the VPD to reduce squad car emissions

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New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant

Feb. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.

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