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UVic professor sheds light on Indigenous Peoples land management practices

Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia are often described as Hunter-Gatherers, but according to ethnobiologist Nancy Turner, this label scarcely acknowledges the sophisticated techniques and approaches First Nations have developed and applied over millennia to sustain and enhance their plant resources … Continue reading

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Forest ecologists explores causes, consequences and solutions to wildfire

Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, but can be incredibly destructive in the wildland-urban interface.  But, according to Dr. Lori Daniels, successful adaptation must include individuals and communities learning how to live with wildfire. Dr. Daniels is a … Continue reading

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SFU professor sounds alarm on danger of toxins to children’s brain development

Can the pesticides on your lawn and flame-resistant baby clothing cause ADHD and autism in children? According to environmental-health expert Dr. Bruce Lanphear, even exceedingly low-level exposures to toxic chemicals can contribute to premature births, intellectual disabilities and behavioural problems. … Continue reading

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UBC professor advocates the benefit of exercise for healthy aging

Regardless of disease and disability, a daily dose of exercise has a remarkable benefit on cognitive and physical abilities and health, at any age.  But, according to Dr. Gareth Jones, these benefits may be especially important for our senior populations. … Continue reading

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Entomologist crime sleuth unveils the clues

Look out Sherlock Holmes!  CSI – stand aside! Enter forensic entomology – the study of insects to help solve real-life whodunnit mysteries.  Dr. Gail Anderson, SFU professor and forensic entomology pioneer, will uncover all the clues in a public talk … Continue reading

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Astro-paparazzo in Search of Goldilocks Worlds

Evidence is mounting that planets are commonplace in the Galaxy. As of late August 2016, there are about 3500 confirmed exoplanets and thousands more candidates—with recently discovered exoplanet Proxima B the closest to earth yet to be found at a … Continue reading

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Speaker Series committee is planning for the new season!

We are very excited about how the speaker line-up for the up-coming season is developing! We are planning talks in forensic entomology, neurodiversity (e.g. autism), ethnobotany, conservation biology, and exercise physiology for an ageing demographic.

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