Organized by UBC Microplastics Research Cluster, this event highlights the significance of engaging public in addressing plastic pollution. Dr. Jiaying Zhao will be speaking about the behavioral barriers and solutions to plastic pollution.
November 26, 2021: UBC sociology professor Dr. Amy Hanser and Dr. Kai Chan, a UBC professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, discussed how sustainability and social behaviour should be considered in Black Friday shopping.
Congratulations to our November Graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll go on to do.
Agriculture is at a critical juncture. While trying to provide calories for 7.9 billion people, agriculture is a major contributor to global greenhouse gases, biodiversity loss, nutrient pollution, land clearing, soil degradation, and public health problems.
The challenges surrounding food-biodiversity-development trade-offs are vast, urgent, and complex. To tackle these, we often act fast by pulling together bits and pieces from different fields and adding these to pre-existent models or frameworks. Seldom, though, do we pause long enough to consider how to build sustainable data and modelling structures that can remain powerful for tackling such issues over the long term.