Nature in Freefall
One million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction. UBC experts are part of the fight to save them.
Humans are remaking the natural world – and not in a good way
Theoretical biologist Sally Otto says we need to act quickly and decisively.
“It is time for Canadians to embrace the rights of nature.”
Other countries have already recognized the legal rights of non‑human animals, endangered species, and ecosystems.
A Last Love Letter to the Serengeti
“All is not lost if we do the right thing.”
Can satellite technology save the African elephant?
A sophisticated tracking system using GPS is helping prevent elephant-human conflict.
How to conserve half the planet without going hungry
“To deal with the biodiversity crisis we need to find a way to give nature more space.”
Prof develops tool for prioritizing conservation efforts
To save the most species at risk, we may have to accept the loss of a few that are beyond help.
Prof promotes idea for replenishing our oceans
The key to a sustainable world fishery may well lie in our ability to monetize conservation.
Botanical gardens aim to cure “plant blindness”
To save biodiversity and feed the future, we need to reconnect with nature.
Creating friendlier habitats for birds and bees
These pollinators are essential for healthy ecosystems.
Human infrastructure and the natural world
How do we better accommodate wild animals within a human-modified landscape?
2019 alumni UBC Achievement Awards Recipients
On November 21, 2019, we honoured eight inspiring members of the UBC community.
2019 Alumni Builder Awards Recipients
We are proud to honour this year’s Alumni Builder Award recipients.
Student inventor helps brother with muscular dystrophy
Student uses AI to design a voice-activated wheelchair.
The horrors of in-person course registration
Registration at UBC isn’t what it used to be. And that’s a good thing.
Gourmet grads share stories and recipes.
The Last Word
Q: What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
A: Young children are whole people, worthy of respect.