Posts from the ‘global’ category

SENSibility: The GEO 5 Report (and why I noticed)

Vancouver, July 17, 2012. On June 6 of this year, the United Nations Environment Program released its GEO 5 Report. This report, the fifth in an…

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SENSibility: O Sole Rio

Vancouver, 28 June, 2012. The Rio+20 conference has come and gone, and it is time to engage in punditry. As the dust settles over yet another…

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Hussein Janmohamed – Choral Music: The Road to Harmony and Peace – TEDxTerryTalks2011

Hussein Janmohamed is a dynamic choral conductor, composer and community music educator. He has performed with some of Canada’s finest choirs including Chor Leoni Men’s Choir,…

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Numb to the Numbers

Research is simply not enough. Although R&D is the root of discovery and innovation, it in and of itself does not exact the change we want…

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Sauder Africa: Building Entrepreneurial Success in Kenyan Slums

It has already been 6 years since the first team of UBC students started teaching basic business skills courses in the poorest slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We…

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UBC Polar Club Seminar Series

There’s a new club on campus, the UBC Polar Club, that I think will interest many of you folks out there in the Terry-verse.  The club…

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Even preschoolers know how to save the Earth

Image courtesy Georgia, of http://www.chrisroberson.net With World Water Day and Earth Hour both happening this week, I’ve been reflecting on the personal actions I’ve made towards cutting down…

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Killing Bill C-393 would be a facepalm of the highest possible order.

(Reprinted from Boingboing) Access to life-saving medicines is not a luxury, but a human right. ~Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network To me, the above statement is one…

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Power to the People: Bringing electricity to rural Tanzania – Naeem Mawji

Name: Naeem Mawjii Talk Title: “Power to the People: Bringing electricity to rural Tanzania” Notes: Faculty: Applied Science, Department: Chem. Engineering, 4th year Topic: This talk…

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A conference on counter intuition?

Lisa says: One of the main objectives of modern science is to improve the welfare of society. We strive to accomplish this by various means: disease…

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