Saturday, 17 March 2018

Annie Pootoogook Remembered

Nancy Campbell's new book ponders the fateful decision to give an Inuit artist one of Canada's most prestigious art prizes.

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Jericho Rescue Team Training Course

The Jericho Rescue Team is looking for current JSCA members who are physically fit, confident, experienced sailors, windsurfers, paddlers and/or rowers and are interested in further developing their seamanship and water safety skills, to volunteer to assist their fellow boaters. The Jericho Rescue Team provides safety and rescue support for all on-water events facilitated by the JSCA. This year our Rescue Team members will provide safety and rescue coverage for the over 80 on-water event days on our 2018 events calendar. Qualified candidates can sign up for the Jericho Rescue Team Training Course which will be conducted on April 28 & 29. We provide training in watersafety and seamanship, boat handling, boat rescue and first aid. Course graduates must complete ongoing Rescue Team training including the Pleasure Craft Operators Certification, VHF Radio Licence, emergency first aid and CPR Certification (all provided). If you are interested please contact Andrei or Mike in the Jericho office to discuss your qualification for this program. 


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Friday, 16 March 2018

Shrinking snowpack, drier summers trouble for water supply

CBC interviewed Oscar Zapato, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s Water Planning Lab, about the impacts of climate change on snowpack.

“I think every community, whether it’s close to mountains or close to the coast, will be facing important challenges in terms of water supply because of climate change,” Zapato said.

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Viaducts’ removal paves way for radical remake

Business in Vancouver quoted Patrick Condon, a professor of urban design at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape achitecture, for a story about removing Vancouver’s viaducts.

He noted the viaducts are owned by the city not B.C., which makes repairs more costly.

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Speed limit changes

Gordon Lovegrove, an engineering professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to CBC Radio about speed limit changes on some B.C. highways.

He discussed how speed limits reduce reaction time.

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Stephen Hawking changed the life of UBC astronomy student

Steffani Grondin, a third year UBC student in a joint astronomy and physics honours program, was profiled on CBC.

Grondin, also co-president of the school’s astronomy club, explained how she was inspired by Stephen Hawking.

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Make Robson traffic free between Burrard and Granville: Expert

CBC interviewed Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor in the school of community and regional planning about Robson Square.

Frank believes the plaza should instead be extended to three city blocks.

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