University of British Columbia researchers studying the marine food web of the Northeast Pacific Ocean have found that the exposure and accumulation of chemical pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organic mercury, will be exacerbated under climate change.
UBC used to hand out more than two million pieces of single-use plastic cutlery and straws every year. To protect our environment from the negative effects of single-use plastic consumption and waste, UBC Food Services has decided to limit the distribution of plastic cutlery and straws.
On July 18, UBC President Santa J. Ono hosted nearly 50 leaders from business, government, utility and the non-profit sector, alongside UBC’s senior leaders, to explore resilient partnerships for climate action in our region.
This year's Sustainability Soirée was attended by more than 175 faculty, staff, students, and special guests, including the Honorable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
In 2015, Greenest City Scholar Anezka Gocova worked with the City of Vancouver's Park Board on building the capacity of community gardening groups so they can benefit from all the city's resources available to them.