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University divestment from fossil fuels taking off: municipalities are next

At least two hundred and thirty US universities have student organizations devoted to convincing their administrations to divest from fossil fuels.

Speaking at UBC, Kofi Annan says crisis in Syria may explode beyond borders

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan entered the room at University of British Columbia on Tuesday and the cloud of his surprising departure from his envoy role in Syria followed...

Time for Canada to declare International Women's Day official holiday

March 8th marks the 101st International Women's Day - where would you like to be, and how would you like to celebrate?

Canada drops 240 smart bombs on Libya but reluctant to reveal cost of mission

Forces spokesman says Canadian warplanes have dropped 240 laser-guided bombs on Libyan targets since March 31.  The information comes from a weekly briefing on Canada's participation in the NATO...

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?

This week in gay news

Epic FAIL from the United Nations leads this wrap up...

Former UN Special Rapporteur Calls for National Housing Program for Canada

Speaking at UBC's Liu Institute on Thurs. Nov. 26, Miloon Kothari, a former UN Special Rapporteur, called for Canada to give greater legal recognition to housing rights and to undertake a national...

UBC's Blake Frederick Complains to the UN that Canadian Government is Violating Human Rights

For those of you who do not know, Blake Frederick is the current President of the Alma Mater Society, the official student society for the University of British Columbia. On Wednesday, Blake...

Sustainability and Social Justice: Do the Math

Most people I talk to support 'sustainability' and 'social justice' goals. Ecology teaches us that we need to frame these human aspirations in relation to the biological capacity of the Earth, the...