Il Mercato: Vancouver’s first Italian market

If you are looking for a place to purchase a diverse range of Italian food and products, look no further than Il Mercato, Vancouver’s first Italian farmer’s market. Brimming with a host of Italian themed vendors as well as other local vendors, the market will have something to tantalize your taste buds. Wendy Hainstock, coordinator…

Bamboo: a sustainable alternative to the concrete jungle?

Strong, fast-growing and widely distributed, bamboo is an attractive, yet underdeveloped material that could prove valuable to the construction industry, according to UBC researcher Felix Böck. The Structural Bamboo Products Project, a collaboration among research teams from UBC, MIT and Cambridge, aims to create high-quality construction materials made from bamboo. UBC researchers are developing manufacturing…