University of British Columbia researchers today launched a $13-million, nine-year research program...
The Nippon Foundation's fundamental aim is the realization of a peaceful and prosperous global society, in which none need struggle to secure their basic human rights. As we work toward this goal, it is essential on the one hand to respect the different value systems embraced by the world's many cultures, but on the other to transcend the political, religious, racial and national boundaries that divide the world. More info.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious public research and teaching institutions, and one of only two Canadian institutions to be consistently ranked among the world’s 40 best universities. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, it is a place that inspires bold, new ways of thinking that have helped make it a national leader in areas as diverse as community service learning, sustainability and research commercialization. UBC attracts $550 million per year in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through 7,000 grants. For more information, visit: www.ubc.ca.
The University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre, in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, undertakes research to restore fisheries, conserve aquatic life and rebuild ecosystems. It promotes multidisciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems and broad-based collaboration with maritime communities, government, NGOs and other partners. The UBC Fisheries Centre is recognized globally for its innovative and enterprising research, with its academics winning many accolades and awards, often shaking the science. For more information, visit www.fisheries.ubc.ca and www.cfis.ubc.ca.
The Nereus Program will once fully established (September 2011) have five network partners selected among leading research institutions with expertise in global ocean modeling, data analysis, biodiversity, and policy analysis.