Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability

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

UBC Sustainability and Greenest City Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 27 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, and our urban spaces.

You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, and UBC departments.

Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.

Time and date: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, September 27, 2018
Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability

Keynote Address:

“Driving energy conservation and carbon reduction on a community scale: Building partnerships to make great things happen” by Robyn Wark, Sustainable Communities Program, BC Hydro

Waste Stream | Urban Landscape: Climate Resilience | Zero Waste / Recycling | Green Buildings | Doing It [Sustainability] Better & Smarter | Climate & Energy | Green Operations & Infrastructure | Mobility: EVs, Investment & Infrastructure | Social Sustainability: Campus Wellbeing | Social Sustainability: People & Spaces | Social Sustainability: Informing Best Practices

When: Thursday, September 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 25.

 

Agenda

12:30 pm

Registration and Coffee

1:00 pm

Welcome: Dr. James Tansey | BC Hydro Theatre

1:10 pm

Guest Speaker: Robyn Wark | BC Hydro Theatre

“Driving energy conservation and carbon reduction on a community scale:
Building partnerships to make great things happen”

1:55 pm

Break

2:05 pm

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Green Buildings | Moderator: Penny Martyn | Policy Lab A

Operations & Infrastructure | Moderator: Angelique Pilon, UBC | Policy Lab B

Waste Stream | Moderator: Bud Fraser, UBC | BC Hydro Theatre
Better World: Campus Wellbeing | Moderator: Karen Selby, UBC | Wellbeing Design Lab

2:55 pm

Break

3:10 pm

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Doing It Better & Smarter | Moderator: Tina Barisky, City of Vancouver | Policy Lab A

Climate & Energy | Moderator: John Madden, UBC | Policy Lab B

Urban Landscape: Climate Resilience| Moderator: Daniel Klein, City of Vancouver | BC Hydro Theatre
Better World: People & Spaces| Moderator: Matt Dolf | Wellbeing Design Lab

3: 50 pm

Break

4:05 pm

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Green Buildings | Moderator: Bertine Stelzer, BC Hydro | Policy Lab A

Mobility: EVs, Transit Investment & Infrastructure | Moderator: Erik Blair, Metro Vancouver| Policy Lab B

Zero Waste / Recycling | Moderator: Andrea McKenzie, City of Vancouver | BC Hydro Theatre
Better World: Food Assets, Policy & Charter Development | Moderator: Kyle Nelson | Wellbeing Design Lab

4:45 pm

Conference Ends