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Climate Action Plan for Canada by the SCD Initiative

March 18, 2015

Acting on Climate Chance – Solutions by Canadian Scholars
(The Report is available for download below)
The Sustainable Canada Dialogues (SCD) is a voluntary initiative that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province in Canada. This network of scholars represents disciplines across Engineering,  sciences and social sciences, sustainability being at the heart of their research programs. They […]

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Book Launch: How Climate Change Comes to Matter by TerreWEB-Member Candis Callison

March 9, 2015

Join the Liu Institute for an exciting panel to discuss the new book, How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts, by Candis Callison, UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.
When: Monday, March 9th, 4:00 pm
Where: Liu Institute Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive
Climate change offers an opportunity to investigate how science-based issues and […]

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Darrell Hoffman about Web-based Learning

October 27, 2014

This week in Soil Science: Our TerreWEB student Darrell Hoffman, MSc student Soil Science (supervisor Maja Krzic)
Topic: Teaching Forest Floor with Web-based Learning
Date & Location: Friday Oct 31, 3:00-4:00 pm room 154 MacMillan
ALL WELCOME

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Video contest and Suzanne Simard will speak at the Women in Arboriculture Conference

February 25, 2014

March 5-7, 2014 in Harrison, Hot Springs, BC: The Women’s Arboriculture Conference is a unique experience as it is an inter-disciplinary forum addressing trees, their place in our world and our relationship with them. Speakers and delegates who are arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, landscape architects and designers, land planners and managers, and master gardeners are meeting […]

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Virtual Soil Monoliths featured by Soil Science Society of America

February 6, 2013

 The Virtual Soil Monoliths site is a tool that allows students an online and open access view of UBC’s large soil monolith collection. The site features photographs of all 197 monoliths in the collection, as well as information about each one.
Developed by TerreWEB‘s Dr. Maja Krzic, this tool was recently featured on the website of […]

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Randy Olson on ‘The Art of Story-telling’ in Science Communication

March 18, 2012

[ March 27, 2012; 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. ]
“STORYOMICS: Proof that Scientists Evolved from Humans”

presented by Randy Olson, filmmaker and author of Don’t be Such a Scientist

According to Randy Olson, many scientists suffer from ‘storyphobia’ (the irrational fear of ‘storytelling’), and he worries that this is a dangerous malady in an age of information-overload. A former marine biologist, Dr. Olson is a writer/director who lives […]

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The UBC School of Journalism presents: Covering Science

February 9, 2012

Join us next Wednesday for a panel discussion with editors and reporters for Nature, New Scientist, The Economist, National Geographic, and Postmedia News.
5:30 to 7 pm, February 15th
Room 104,School of Journalism, Sing Tao Building, 6388 Crescent Road. (Directions: Google Maps)
Guests include:
Peter Aldhous, Bureau Chief and reporter for New Scientist (San Francisco).
Geoffrey Carr, Science Editor for the […]

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Seminar Series: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Resilience and Adaptation

February 9, 2012

This spring the British Columbia Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations is sponsoring a seminar series on Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council projects at their Blanshard St, Victoria location,  (PO Box 9515 Stn Prov Govt Second Floor 1520 Blanshard Street Victoria BC V8W 9C2, Google Maps ). If you are in the area be sure to check […]

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American Geophysical Union: Global Warming Award

December 9, 2011

A new award, the AGU Climate Communication Prize, has been established to recognize excellence in communication on climate change, to highlight the importance of scientific literacy and message clarity, and to foster understanding of and respect for science-based values.
The $25,000 cash award is sponsored by Nature’s Own, a company based in Boulder, Colorado, that specializes […]

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