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“To lead globally and locally in sustainability and wellbeing across our campus and communities” ~ UBC Strategic Plan While the above may seem like a lofty target, the champions who attended the annual Sustainability Soirée in June are well on their way to making this goal a reality. This year's...
This article by Kevin Jiang originally appeared in the The Ubyssey on 19 June 2019. C-Shore, an airy pavilion of red cedar situated before the Martha Piper fountain, has finally finished construction. C-Shore’s construction was overseen from start to finish by students enrolled in a two-term design...
This article by Kenneth Chan originally appeared in Daily Hive on 15 May 2019. The University of British Columbia’s recently completed Campus Energy Centre (CES) has won national recognition for its leading-edge sustainable design. CES has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2019...
This article originally appeared on Vernon Morning Star on May 7, 2019. B.C.’s forests and watersheds have taken a beating over the past few years. Wildfires, floods, landslides and pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle have all had significant environmental and socio-economic impacts on...
This article originally appeared on CBC News on May 10, 2019. The streak of unusually hot, sunny weather in Metro Vancouver has some people happily hitting the beach. For others, the daily reports of warm weather are a major worry. In a province that faces dramatic floods and fires, climate change...
This radio interview originally appeared on CBC News The Early Edition on May 3 2019. A group of students at the University of British Columbia has facilitated climate change workshops at two high schools in Vancouver to help teenagers feel empowered about the future of the planet, rather than...
This article by Matt McGrath, including interview with UBC's Kai Chan, a co-ordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report, originally appeared on BBC News on 6 May 2019. On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating...
As UBC advocates for an extension of rapid transit to the Vancouver campus, critics have argued the university isn’t building enough housing for its own community. In fact, UBC is aggressively pursuing innovative and affordable housing options for students, faculty and staff, while continuing to...
This article originally appeared on CBC News on 27 April 2019. Each year, up to a billion birds die in North America from flying into windows. It's a problem the University of British Columbia is trying to solve — starting with its own campus. Spring in particular is when thousands of songbirds and...
This article by Denise Ryan originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 26 April 2019. Every once in a while Penny Martyn thumps a tennis ball or a small toy mouse against the glass window in her office. This isn’t stress relief or idle play. Martyn is using the toys to re-create the impact of a...

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