Amazon’s mysterious methane finally accounted for

In a new study published in Nature, a team of international researchers have discovered the answer to a scientific mystery that has gone unsolved in the Amazon Rainforest for the past 10 years.

Forests are the key to fresh water

Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but UBC researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.

UBC study finds family-friendly overpasses are needed to help grizzly bears

Researchers have determined how female grizzly bears keep their cubs safe while crossing the Trans-Canada Highway.

Returning scholar to speak about Victorian Jesus

Ian Hesketh, an expert on the relationship between history, science and religion will discuss his research that examines the politics of publishing a sensational anonymous account of Christ’s life on November 28.

Send the kids outside but let them take their devices with them

UBC research determines technology and outdoor play can go hand-in-hand It may seem counter-intuitive to many parents, but a UBC researcher says children are able to engage in nature and have fun outside, even with a mobile device in their hands. Maxine Crawford, a PhD candidate in psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, says today’s parents […]

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

Is it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in muck, happy as a clam, happy camper.

UBC round-table debates: how should societies deal with traumatic history?

When societies experience significant historic trauma, in the form of mass repression or violence, how do they deal with its legacy?

UBC event explores challenges faced by professional female immigrants

Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine and education, Pakistani women who have immigrated to Toronto experience high levels of unemployment and poverty.