Sustainability Stories

To learn more about sustainability hubs at UBC, explore this archive of featured stories.

Samuel Adeyanju, a UBC MSc student in the Faculty of Forestry and a 2017 MasterCard Foundation Graduate Scholar, shares his experiences on the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference took place at the headquarters...
The AMS Bike Co-op’s Sunny Nestler on how UBC’s Bike Kitchen makes cycling accessible, and what makes the community shop so special.  What makes the Bike Kitchen different from other bike shops? The Bike Kitchen is a community bike shop, which means our bottom lines are education and...
Angelica Poversky and Kelsey McDougall, creators of Green Flux, talk about the upcoming art competition and how they conceived the idea. In a nutshell, what is the Green Flux competition? The Green Flux competition is an opportunity for students to submit multi-media artwork (photography, spoken...
Sean Pander, green buildings program manager with the City of Vancouver and UBC alumni, shares with us his views on the future of building green. What is the biggest problem you’re trying to solve in the green building sector? It mostly comes down to the journey to zero emissions buildings. In...
For a second time in six years, the University of British Columbia (UBC) was honoured with a Sustainability Award from APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. The award recognizes efforts to embed sustainable policies and practices across the institution. “We’re honoured to...
Vincent Chiu, a third-year student in the Department of Psychology and 2016 UBC Sustainability Ambassador, shares how he is enhancing his education through sustainability courses and experiences.   Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  A: Hello, my name is Vincent Chui. I am...

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