Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability

What happens when you give bright and engaged students a real-world sustainability problem to solve?

Join us on Wednesday, September 27th and find out how UBC Sustainability Scholars and Greenest City Scholars are working with our local governments and institutions to future-proof our people, cities, and urban spaces.

Connect with experts from UBC and our regional partners and enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability topics. Sustainability Scholars will present on a variety of projects developed under the mentorship of our partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Fraser Health, and UBC Wellbeing. 

UBC Sustainability Scholar project presentations are scheduled during several moderated panel sessions on themes such as green buildings, climate and energy, innovation, procurement, and wellbeing. Full agenda available below.

Keynote Address

  • “Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan:  Insights into Catalyzing Transformational Change” by Sean Pander, Green Buildings Program Manager, City of Vancouver.

Time and date: 13:00 - 17:00, September 27, 2017
Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability


12:30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Welcome | BC Hydro Theatre

13:10 Guest Speaker: Sean Pander | BC Hydro Theatre

  • “Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan:  Insights into Catalyzing Transformational Change”

13:55 Break

14:05 Concurrent Panel Sessions

  • Green Buildings | Moderator: Penny Martyn | Policy Lab A
  • Climate & Energy | Moderator: John Madden | Policy Lab B
  • Social Sustainability: People Spaces | Moderator: TBC | BC Hydro Theatre

14:55 Break

15:10 Concurrent Panel Sessions

  • Innovation | Moderator: Pietra Basilij | Policy Lab A
  • Procurement & Supply Chain | Moderator: TBC | Policy Lab B
  • Social Sustainability: Building Resilience | Moderator: Matt Dolf | BC Hydro Theatre

15: 50 Break

16:05 Concurrent Panel Sessions

  • Green Operations & Transportation | Moderator: TBC | Policy Lab A
  • Water & Stewardship Science | Moderator: Bud Fraser | Policy Lab B
  • Leadership & Behaviour Change | Moderator: Kshamta Hunter | BC Hydro Theatre

16:45 pm Conference Ends


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