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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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6 Minutes of Passion… for Science

February 25, 2014

On Thursday, November 28th, 2013 Genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC and TerreWEB co-sponsored a “Powered by Pecha Kucha night” at UBC. The idea behind this event was to have a fun and inspirational evening with some good food, drinks and music, and to mingle with people outside of the lab and the usual conference-style academic format. 
What is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha, or Japanese […]

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TerreWEB Student Joseph Lee in the Los Angeles Times

January 11, 2014

TerreWEB scholar Joseph (Joey) Lee and his collegue Benedikt Gross wondered about the number of swimming pools in the L.A. Basin. They got their answer with computer mapping, but the easy access to the data was unnerving. AND they got featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times [Read the Article HERE].

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Clara Roa-Garcia launches website for watershed communities

May 2, 2013

Clara Roa-Garcia has created a valuable online resource for small, remote communities in the mountainous watersheds of the Colombian Andes. Many of these communities rely heavily on small headwater streams as their source of water, but these streams are vulnerable to the effects of climate change – in the summer they sometimes run dry and […]

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Megan Callahan – UBC 3MT Final Video

March 26, 2013

Congratulations to Resource Management & Environmental Studies student and TerreWEB scholar, Megan Callahan, for her success at the UBC 3MT Semi-Final. Her outstanding presentation resulted in a third place finish, advancing her to the UBC Final Round! See Megan’s 3MT presentation from the Finals here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPE8JJoFZ5U&list=PL8JAfS6VQqkxCwy0FAPB5JO820KU50hCl&index=5

 
Soil Science student and TerreWEB Associate Dru Yates also did a fantastic job at the […]

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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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TerreWEB article in Policy Options Magazine

January 11, 2013

An article written by Julia Dordel, Julie Wilson, Andrea Norris, Les Lavkulich and Suzanne Simard is featured in the latest issue of Policy Options magazine, Canada’s premier public policy magazine.
This issue is called Talking Science and features a number of different articles on science communication and the science-advocacy spectrum. Our article is entitled “Telling Our […]

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Salome Buglass interviewed for Caribbean blog “Green Antilles”

November 26, 2012

Salome Buglass is a Masters student in the Dept. of Geography and TerreWEB scholar at UBC, under the supervision of Dr. Simon Donner. Her research focuses on the impacts of multiple stressors, including overfishing, marine pollution and climate change, on the health of Tobago’s coral reefs.
She has posted a video about her research on the […]

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New York Times Dot Earth features TerreWEB Workshop

September 26, 2012

This past month, TerreWEB hosted a Video Production Workshop with Dr. Randy Olson. See the final videos here.
One of the videos was featured in Andrew Revkin’s New York Times blog, Dot Earth!
Have a read here: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/the-domino-effect-in-nature-and-visual-storytelling/
 
The video has also been featured in:
USA Today College, The TYEE, and Randy Olson’s blog, The Benshi.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Importance of Spreading Science ft. Megan Callahan

September 25, 2012

An article written in USA Today talks about scientists as communicators and how the trend is shifting.
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/campuslife/the-importance-of-spreading-science
Several innovative communicators are mentioned, including UBC student and TerreWEB scholar, Megan Callahan, who participated in our Video Production Workshop with Randy Olson! Her group’s video is also linked in the article. Way to go Megan, Martha Essak, […]

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