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UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

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Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

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UBC holds inaugural Sustainable Fashion Week

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THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

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This article by Andre Mayer originally appeared in a CBC News newsletter on 23 April 2019. Our story last week on the five things that Canada could do to significantly reduce carbon emissions garnered a lot of reader feedback, and one recurring criticism: Why didn’t we mention eating less meat?...
This article by Melissa Baluk originally appeared in UBC Human Resources on 15 April 2019. With Earth Day just around the corner, we are pleased to share that – for the eighth consecutive year – UBC has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2019. This special award recognizes Canadian...
The University of British Columbia is ranked number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and ranked one in Canada for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, according to Times Higher Education (THE). “UBC’s achievements in these...
This article by Laura Sciarpelletti originally appeared in CBC News on 7 April 2019. Canadians are fixated on political news out of Ottawa and rising gas prices, but their time would be better spent taking action against climate change, says an expert from the University of British Columbia...
This article by Tracy Sherlock originally appeared in Canada's National Observer on 3 April 2019. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben calls climate change the most important issue facing the world today and likens the struggle against it to the Second World War. McKibben told a packed house...
This article by Randy Shore originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 1 April 2019. UBC has increased enrolment by 24,000 students over the last 20 years while reducing annual water consumption on the campus by 50 per cent, a whopping 272 million litres in total. That is a reduction of 69 per...
During the chilly winter months of January and February, hundreds of students, staff and faculty in post-secondary institutes across the province pledged to reduce energy, with each school vying for the title of BC’s coolest campus. In a coordinated effort to show climate leadership, UBCV and UBCO...
This article by UBC Okanagan originally appeared in The Daily Courier on 13 March 2019. UBC Okanagan has unveiled plans to build two new student residences, which will allow 440 more students to live on campus. The UBC board of governors recently approved spending $70 million for two new residence...
Honey from urban honey bees can help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests. Scientists from the university’s Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research analyzed honey from urban beehives in six Metro...
OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C. — The height limit for wood buildings in British Columbia is rising to 12 from six storeys in a move that Premier John Horgan expects to spur development using timber and give the province a headstart on other parts of the country. B.C. is changing its building code to allow...

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