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What is the meaning of Free, Prior and Informed Consent, and how might it and the rights it entails be enacted by First Nations in British Columbia? UBC student Samantha Wex sought to answer this question during her participation in the UBC...

Why climate change education needs more empathy

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

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New tool supports student access to climate change courses

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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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Derek Gladwin is an Assistant Professor in Language & Literacy Education, a UBC Sustainability Initiative Sustainability Fellow (2018-2021), and Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental & Sustainability Education. This story originally featured on July 28, 2021, in the Oxford...
This spring, students from a student-directed seminar on sustainability (POLI 328Y) produced robust assessments on three areas of UBC’s actions in sustainability. These reports were part of the seminar’s Living Lab projects that analyze and evaluate UBC’s performance in order to advance UBC’s...
A remote Lhoosk’uz Dené community is holding a celebration to mark a joyful milestone. After decades of relying on bottled water, the village of about 50 people, located 200 kilometres west of Quesnel on Kluskus Lake, now has a steady supply of clean drinking water straight out of the tap, thanks...
Like thousands of other medical students in Canada, Kevin Liang had no idea he would be asked to take more than 10 flights during his last year for in-person residency interviews. “After learning this, I knew I had to quantify the climate impact from thousands of students travelling for CaRMS (the...
As part of the 2020-21 UBC Sustainability Scholars cohort, PhD student Elizabeth Jackson engaged with kQwa’ste’not (Charlene George), the cultural voice of Sierra Club BC (SCBC) and a member of the t’Souk Nation, to create A Pathway Together , a toolkit consisting of an electronic guide and print...
This article was originally published by UVic News on June 22, 2021. Incorporating an industrial by-product into lithium-sulphur batteries may enable the creation of smaller, safer and cheaper electric vehicle (EV) batteries with doubled energy capacity, according to researchers leading a new...
This article by Wan Yee Lok was originally published by UBC News on June 23, 2021. World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s department of geography. “We are thrilled to welcome Naomi and Avi to UBC to...
Recognized in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and protected by international human rights law, Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) refers to the right of Indigenous Peoples to be properly informed and engaged in order to give or withhold consent to...
This article by Erik Rolfsen was originally published by UBC News on June 14, 2021. Photo by Marcin Jozwiak / Unsplash. An international research team led by the University of British Columbia’s Dr. Michael Brauer and Washington University in St. Louis’ Dr. Randall Martin has published the most...
The new course listing tool responds to a strategic priority highlighted in the Climate Emergency Task Force report to, “Expand climate education opportunities and resources for the UBC community and broader public.” The tool curates and promotes courses with climate change-related content to...

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