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Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal
For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.
Mar 27th, 2015
Harper announces National Research Council Arctic Program launch
During his ninth annual Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. Its goal will be to enter into...
Aug 21st, 2014
Too hot in Texas
New modelling of climate change effects on mosquito populations in the United States has surprising results – it might get too hot in summer even for the mosquitoes
Oct 30th, 2012
Buzz kill: discoveries about the health of BC's bees
Everything you need to know about BC's bees
Marguerite du Plessis
Aug 28th, 2012
CHI: Computer-Human Interaction shows stunning uses of interface technology
Coco the Therapy Robot was one of the stars of the 29th annual Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2011) conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
May 13th, 2011
'AskAway' library service shuts down
It was the day B.C.'s libraries pulled the plug on the AskAway! Program, which let patrons from all over the province ask questions of librarians online, in real time, and receive an immediate answer.
Jul 4th, 2010
Medical Research at UBC to Grind to a Virtual Halt During Olympic Games
And what do I think of this? I think it's pathological.
Jan 21st, 2010
BC Cancer Research Building
Built by Henriquez Partners Architects, this building includes a theatre, library and food facility. Also a penthouse lounge and terrace featuring panoramic views of the city and the ocean! www....
Nov 25th, 2009