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Part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. UBC Reads Sustainability is a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

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Despite federal and global commitments to addressing and resolving health inequities, Indigenous Peoples in what is presently known as Canada continue to face persistent and pervasive barriers to accessing culturally appropriate care and achieving equity. With its roots in colonialism, the very...
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30
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Virtual
Thu, May 13, 2021 8:00 AM - Sun, May 16, 2021, 8:00 AM ALLARD HALL (FACULTY OF LAW). The Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy will be hosting its 5th Annual Conference from May 13-15, 2021. We look forward to welcoming all of you virtually through our online platform to the Peter A. Allard...
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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 08:00
Mon, May 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. Free. Join us for a lively 1-hour session where our moderators – Simon Bates, Vice Provost Teaching and Learning, UBC Vancouver, and Heather Berringer, Chief Librarian and Associate Provost Learning Services, UBC Okanagan – will engage with...
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Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:00
Thu, May 20, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM See description. Free. In this session, student and faculty panelists will share their experiences of learning and teaching over the past year. What worked? What didn’t? By inviting students and faculty to the same panel session, we hope to encourage empathy and...
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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 09:30

Past Events

Precisely one year after the BC government declared a State of Emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tŝilhqot’in National Government has launched a report entitled “ Dada Nentsen Gha Yatastɨg: Tŝilhqot’in in the Time of COVID ” . Translated to English, the...
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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30
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Virtual
In December 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency. As a result, the university is developing an ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP2030) aimed at implementing strategies that will result in emissions reductions from UBC’s core operations by 2030 through clean energy solutions and energy-efficient...
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
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Virtual
Tue, March 30, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ALLARD HALL (FACULTY OF LAW). FREE. Join us on March 30 for a public talk by Dr. Natalie Oman! In the recent French climate case, Notre Affaire à Tous and Others v. France, a group of four NGOs claimed that the human rights of French citizens were being...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:30
WEBINAR: Re-Start 360: Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy As pressure intensifies on environmental systems, physical resources that are essential for maintaining society- including water, energy, and materials – must be carefully managed. Circular economy and industrial ecology are both...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
In December 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency. As a result, the university is developing an ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP2030) aimed at implementing strategies that will result in emissions reductions from UBC’s core operations by 2030 through clean energy solutions and energy-efficient...
When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:30 to 12:30
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Virtual
Fri, March 26, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants can serve as a guide for forestry and natural resource practitioners to develop deeper understandings of reciprocity, living relations, and the robust...
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Friday, March 26, 2021 - 13:00
Part of the Climate Justice Webinar Series Featuring The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet The Arctic ice is receding each year, but just as irreplaceable is the culture, the wisdom that has allowed the Inuit to thrive in the Far North...
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Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00 to 14:00
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Online event
Fri, March 26, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Jesse Morin, practicing archaeologist Two-Indigenous led archaeological fisheries research projects are presented that provide novel insights into salmon harvesting in the Salish Sea over the last two millennia. First, the...
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Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00
Join UBC Library for a special event featuring four panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis and work to be done in the here and now. In the December 5, 2019 Declaration on the Climate Emergency, the UBC Board of Governors stated that...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30
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Virtual
Thu, March 25, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. WIPED OUT : Webinar on the Need for Biodegradability Innovations in Wet Wipes Single-use disposable wipes are an increasing environmental, economic and social challenge, and these effects are accelerating dramatically due to the COVID-19...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 13:00

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