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Timber is a vital resource that is all around us. It forms our homes and furniture, our disposable diapers and newspapers, and boxes our cereal and new appliances. The way we produce and consume timber, however, is changing. This trailblazing new book by Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister, is the first to expose what's happening inside corporate commodity chains with conclusions that fundamentally challenge our understanding of how and why deforestation persists.  Read more 

Upcoming Events
Former Visiting Scholar is raising awareness about trafficking in persons in Australia
The University of Queensland Human Trafficking Working Group, led by former Visiting Scholar And...
03 June 2011
Educators gather to study up on international trends
More than 8,000 education professionals from 100 different countries will gather this week in Va...
31 May 2011
Sustainable Approaches to Promote Health and Equity in Latin America: Reports from Ecuador and Cuba
Since 2004, UBC has participated with institutions in Ecuador, Cuba and Mexico in an international collaboration on the sustainable management of environmen...
6 Jun 2011 1:30 PM

Citizenship from Coast to Coast to Coast: Isolation, Identity, and Inclusion
Isolation, Identity, and Inclusion will be held in Iqaluit, and is the second conference (of three) that makes up the Citizenship from Coast to Coast to Coa...
10 Jun 2011 9:00 AM

New Publications
New Research
Fly-By medical care: Conceptualizing the global and local social responsibilities of medical tourists and physician voluntourists

26 May 2011

Liberals have to create a new political centre
David Eaves, a specialist on public policy, collaboration and open-source methodologies, and Tay...
14 May 2011

A Guilty Pleasure: The Global Chocolate Economy and the Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The global cocoa trade, of which Côte d’Ivoire supplies 35-40% each year, casts a long shadow ov...
2 March 2011

Liu Scholars receive highly competitive IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
In the recent International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards competit...
2 November 2010

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