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The Good, the Bad, and the Tiny: Is Nanotechnology the Next Big Thing or the Next Big Nightmare?

The Liu Institute's Milind Kandlikar says research is moving toward a better understanding of how nanoparticles can affect human health and the environment, but scientists just don’t know what properties – shape, size, chemical composition or coatings – might make nanoparticles and nanowaste hazardous. More...

Diagram by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology

 

Peace and Security
Join us for a talk by special international guest Patrick Ochieng, Founding Director of Ujamaa Center, a social justice non-governmental organization in Kenya.
April 02, 2015
UBC expert says it could be difficult for Canada to withdraw from the fight against ISIS if it is asked to continue
November 04, 2014
Environment
Closing the high seas to fishing could improve the distribution of catches globally according to a study in Scientific Reports this week. The findings are based on estimates of fish stocks caught ...
February 19, 2015
This research offers several different steps to a greener economy and contradicts common assumptions of divestment campaigners, such as the belief that divesting from fossil fuel companies will st...
January 30, 2015
Justice

March 14, 2014
The corporatization of activist groups, including Greenpeace, is the focus of a new op-ed co-authored by a Peter Dauvergne.
March 14, 2014
Development
Professor Philippe Le Billon co-authored the extractive sector section of this cross-sectoral study. Within the study, the OECD has identified macro lessons, general policy recommendations, and se...
April 01, 2015
Closing the high seas to fishing could improve the distribution of catches globally according to a study in Scientific Reports this week. The findings are based on estimates of fish stocks caught ...
February 19, 2015
Health
The 2013 University Seminar Series, presented by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), will focus on the challenges ...
October 21, 2013
Student members of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) will hold the 2nd Anual British Columbia Global Health Student Forum supported by the Liu Scholars program of UBC's Liu...
September 28, 2013
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