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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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UBC was amongst a number of leading research university to receive the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award after demonstrating an improvement in sustainable procurement practices. “This award acknowledges the ongoing efforts of UBC’s world-class research community, UBC Finance, Campus and...
This article by Hélène Bardeau was originally published by Radio-Canada on 30 October 2019. L’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC) organise sa toute première semaine de la mode durable, une activité d'échange de vêtements pour sensibiliser les étudiants à une meilleure gestion des habits...
This article by Camila Castaneda originally appeared in The Ubyssey on 30 October 2019. This year, UBC held its first Sustainable Fashion Week from October 28 to 30, which included panel discussions with responsible clothing brands, a documentary screening as well as its very own clothes swap and...
This article by Dorothy Woodend originally appeared in The Tyee on 6 November 2019. Fashion is a monster. But there’s no easy way to tame this beast. The University of British Columbia recently wrapped up Sustainable Fashion Week with a bevy of events including a clothing swap, repair café and...
This week, we speak to Katy Ho, a 4th-year UBC Sauder student and Founder of Attire Media, who will be hosting the 'Fashion for Good' Panel Discussion as part of Sustainable Fashion Week Oct 28-30 . Find out more about the events and RSVP today. What does Sustainable Fashion mean to you? Put simply...
This week, we speak to Tim Herron, Events & Engagement Manager at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) and organizer of UBC Sustainability's inaugural Sustainable Fashion Week Oct 28-30 . Find out more about the events and RSVP today. What does Sustainable Fashion mean...
The Research to Action conference on the September 26 was a great success for all involved. The event took place across the CIRS building and was an important day for showcasing the hard work of UBC’s Sustainability Scholars Program from the past year. The event marked the 10 year anniversary of...
During #climatestrike week, we’re taking stock of the climate action work we’ve done so far, and challenging ourselves to understand how we can be more effective and have greater impact through our climate action commitments. #climatestrike week highlights the crisis we are in. Global carbon...
Malcolm Shield participated in the first cohort of the Sustainability Scholars Program during the summer of 2010. Since then, he has leveraged his Scholars experience to play a key role supporting cities both internationally and locally to accelerate their climate action planning and policy...
S3i Sustainability Research Fellow and student Laura Chen reflects on her experience as an attendee.​ In 2018, UBC joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) to activate climate action within regional communities. Along with 18 other leading North American universities, UBC will act as an...

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