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At UBC, we champion wellbeing as integral to our continued excellence as a post-secondary institution and to create happier, healthier, and more sustainable communities, both on our campuses and beyond. For UBC staff, as well as many other Canadians, the workplace is where we spend a substantial...
Canada continues to make gains when it comes to the share of renewable power resources in energy portfolios across the country, but storm winds are brewing. That’s according to a recent op-ed from researchers at Clean Energy Canada, who say it’s time to step on the gas pedal at a “pivotal” moment...
China and the United States have both formally ratified the Paris climate change agreement, marking a major step toward the implementation of the global pact. U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed the decision in China on Sept. 3. “Just as I believe the Paris agreement will ultimately prove to be a...
Globally, approximately one third of the food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted each year. At the same time, almost a billion people go hungry. In dollar amount, that equates to some $680 billion in losses in industrialized countries alone. In Canada, a 2014 report suggests that...
Mike van der Laan is a Planning Analyst with UBC and alongside Campus + Community Planning collegues is involved in a process to develop UBC's Green Building Plan. Over the next year the campus community will be engaged to build on UBC's pioneering leadership in sustainability and shape the future...
With the successful completion of the Rio Olympic games it is valuable to reflect on what has been achieved in terms of the contribution of the event to the sustainability agenda: one of the pillars of the Games. In the past, the Games were criticised by environmental groups for wasting resources...
Wish you could grow some bok choy in your garden, but don’t have a clue how? There’s a social venture that can help with that. According to a UBC report , the number of social ventures has grown by over a third since 2015. However, issues such as not tracking social impact and a disproportionate...

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