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Cockatoos sitting on a garbage bin

How a Garbage-Bin War Schools Humans and Birds

 

How a Garbage-Bin War Schools Humans and Birds September 21, 2022 Sulfur-crested cockatoos are trash-can bandits in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Humans use tools to protect their bins, and the birds then go the extra mile to break in. The human-bird innovation arms race is “a really exciting idea,” says Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram, Departments […]
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Food Insecurity Affects Nearly 1 in 6 Canadian Households

 

Food Insecurity Affects Nearly 1 in 6 Canadian Households September 16, 2022 “We know that food insecurity takes a major toll on people’s physical and mental well-being and adds significant costs to our healthcare system,” says Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Health. In her recent research, Dr. Black […]
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B.C. researchers tout promising progress on oral insulin tablets

 

B.C. researchers tout promising progress on oral insulin tablets September 8, 2022 Researchers led by CSFS Associate Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh have developed oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections. “These exciting results show that we are on the right track in developing an insulin formulation that will no longer need to be injected before every […]
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Lawns gone wild: How being lawnmower lazy boosts biodiversity

 

Lawns gone wild: How being lawnmower lazy boosts biodiversity September 1, 2022 “We need to think more about resource use and the stuff we put on the ground, and think more about biodiversity. We’ve lost many, many of our pollinators because of that obsession with the bowling green type lawn.” Forestry professor and CSFS Associate […]
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Artificial intelligence could make our food safer — but at what cost?

 

Artificial intelligence could make our food safer — but at what cost? September 1, 2022 A study led by Land and Food Systems Dean and professor, Dr. Rickey Yada, looked into how artificial intelligence can help make our food supply safer. Through various tools such as image analysis and product scanning, AI’s data-driven approach can help food producers […]
Raccoon on the streets at night at UBC

How raccoons became the ultimate urban survivors

 

How raccoons became the ultimate urban survivors August 18, 2022 Researcher Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram, Department of Forest and Conservation Science/Zoology, Faculty of Forestry and Science, discussed her research that looks into the intelligence of raccoons. Benson-Amram leads the UBC Urban Raccoon Project, a CSFS project that uses wildlife cameras to estimate abundance and monitor the […]
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