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  • April 15, 2014
    Astrobiologist Haley Sapers' ('12-'13) research paper "Enigmatic tubular features in impact glass" is published in Geology. A related article in Science asks: could early life on Earth have been fostered in meteorite impact craters?
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    March 13, 2014
    Ann Jones is interviewed in The Tyee by Deborah Campbell on the impact that the war in Afghanistan has had, citing the "militarized economic/political system" in the US and changes to development aid (in both US and Canada) as key issues impacting some of the hopeful changes occurring for women and children in Afghanistan.
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Grocery Stores: There is a small grocery store and BC Liquor Store in the University Marketplace (“The Village”, on University Boulevard), and a large Save-on-Foods further into campus. Close to UBC, Safeway at 10th and Sasamat is a short bus ride away and is also a large grocery store.

Pharmacies: Shoppers Drug Mart is located across from the Village on University Boulevard, where the University Pharmacy is also located. Safeway and Save-on-Foods also have pharmacies.

Hardware Stores: For purchasing home necessities like light bulbs and hardware supplies, the dollar store in the Village has many items, as well as stores around the 10th and Sasamat area.

Restaurants and Cafes: A variety of restaurants and food courts are available on campus, mostly concentrated in the Student Union Building and the Village, but in other locations as well (see the UBC Food Services website). A greater range of restaurant options is available a short bus ride away in the nearby Point Grey and Kitsilano neighbourhoods.

Libraries: The UBC Library has many locations and specialized branches on campus. The main libraries are the Walter C. Koerner Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Library locations also have public internet and computer workstations.

Sports and Recreation: If you’re interested in heading to the gym or pool for a workout, taking a dance or yoga class, or joining a sports league, see the UBC REC website.

Attractions: Several attractions are located within a few minutes walking distance of Green College: the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; the Museum of Anthropology; the Frederic Wood Theatre; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Also close by are the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBCBotanical Garden. For more information, see the UBC Attractions website.

Hiking Trails: Pacific Spirit Regional Park is the forested area surrounding the UBC campus, with Green College right at the doorstep of many of the best park trails leading down to popular beaches. For a map of hiking and cycling trails, see the Metro Vancouver website.