August 2014

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Turning Divers into Citizen Scientists

Lindsay Aylesworth is a PhD Candidate with Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, Canada. In Thailand, she collaborates with Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, postdoctoral research associate at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, to investigate how seahorse catch and trade affect their wild populations, which helps to inform seahorse conservation and management. Recently, Lindsay co-authored a PADI […]

Culture club remix

The UBC Intercultural Alliance connects different student cultural groups UBC’s Vancouver campus is home to students who come from 150 countries, one of the most diverse academic communities in the world. It’s one of the reasons students say they choose UBC. Yet once here, people still tend to mix with those who share a similar […]

Young UBC researchers receive $5.7 M in Vanier, Banting awards

University of British Columbia doctoral and postdoctoral researchers have impressed federal agencies to the tune of $5.7 million in funding from two separate programs. Thirty-two UBC doctoral students were awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships allowing them to continue research in fields as varied as music therapy, genomics and sports-related head trauma. Vanier scholars receive $50,000 […]

Charging Beijing’s Electric Vehicles Policy

Memo #306 By Marc McCrum – mbmccrum [at] and Grégoire-François Legault – gregoire.legault [at]                                   According to the World Bank, Beijing’s poor air quality costs $300bn a year in healthcare costs and premature deaths. Of Beijing’s air pollution, over 30% is […]

Sustainable Tourism Governance in Bulacan Province: Practical Steps towards Collaboration

Pacific Prospective features the research of graduate students Memo #304 By  Rosa Hsuan-Ju Shih – rosa.hj.shih [at] With eco-tourism and cultural tourism gaining ground in Bulacan Province, Philippines, sustainable development will be a challenge so long as tourism development itself remains a fragmented process without a guiding framework. How best to define “sustainable tourism development” is one […]

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