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One year anniversary of blue whale specimen at the Beaty Bidioversity Museum at UBC

The Beaty Bidioversity Museum at UBC has a big anniversary coming up. Big Blue, their prize specimen, will be turning one-year old.

passionTOaction: Five young women get passionate about sustainability

These Grade 11 students have a wide variety of interests -- from water, fossil fuels and waste reduction to deforestation, food security and youth empowerment.

TransLink's alternatives for transit on Broadway corridor to UBC

I asked Jeff Busby, the project manager for TransLink’s Broadway Corridor public input process, which of the alternatives he favoured. “I just want the public to have a strong understanding of the...

Is North Vancouver ready for a chlorine leak during an earthquake?

The City of North Vancouver's key spokesperson, the mayor, believes the municipality is ready to face both a major earthquake and a chlorine leak at the Canexus Chemical plant. This scenario, though...

Tetsuro Shigematsu responds to "Asians in the Library" video

Here on the west coast, our university populations are racialized as Asian, similar to those at the University of Los Angeles.  It’s no wonder that the now-viral video, posted last week, of a...

Libya conflict a chance for Canada to restore moral standing, UBC professor believes

UBC adjunct professor Hani Faris comments on Libyan conflict and Canada's possible relation to it. Is Libya in, or headed toward, a civil war?

Libyan oil seducing West into warfare, UBC prof says

Libya has the largest oil reserves in all of Africa, says Hani Faris, adjunct professor of the UBC Department of Political Science and President of US-based Trans-Arab Research Institute.

Murdered victims painted in "The Forgotten" need respect

The way I speak is through my paint brush… How was I going to tell the truth if I painted every single one of those women who went missing and many murdered in a pretty light? …Why now do some people...

When an outsider paints the DTES missing women

Last night I spoke at a National Conference at SFU talking about 'The Forgotten” Project. There was so much hostility in the room by a group of women from the DTES [Downtown Eastside]…These women...

Katie Jeanes inspires "A Little More Good"

To make a significant impact in our community, all it takes is one person to take action with a great idea.