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News & Events

COP26 has been described as “the world's best last chance” to tackle the climate crisis. The UBC Sustainability Initiative , Sierra Club BC , and West Coast Environmental Law are proud to present ‘What’s at Stake?’ A deep dive into the world of the...

Edition 1: Sustainability Book Club

Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Sarah Kamal and George Benson: The fires were just the beginning, welcome to the age of climate displacement

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Policy, Economics & Governance

Climate Teaching Connector adds climate to more undergrad courses

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Opportunities

Climate Slamposium

Learn more about the many ways student research connects with the UBC Climate Emergency Nine...
Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC at COP26

Climate Change & Energy

Zero Waste Squad

Human Well-being & Social Systems

CLL Fund Competition

UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) offers Faculty and Staff at the Vancouver campus an opportunity...
Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

Initiatives

Climate Change & Energy
Since 2011, UBC’s energy conservation projects have reduced annual campus electrical use by 16 gigawatt hours (GWh). This is the equivalent to shutting down our campus for 3.5 weeks, and taking 1,500 cars off the road.
Production, Consumption & Waste
Built Environment & Mobility

Research & Teaching

Climate Change & Energy
The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility produces renewable energy for UBC’s campus using wood waste biomass. This helps reduce UBC’s GHG emissions and supports research projects on innovative clean energy systems.
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health | School...
Sustainable transport; interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality, and health; effects of neighborhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability; links between the built...