Sustainability Stories

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

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...
Mauricio Lozano, founder of Faculty Brewing Co. and UBC Master of Food Science alumnus talks about his passion for learning about sustainability and how he is working to create a more sustainable brewery. Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hello, my name is Mauricio Lozano. I am the...
We caught up with Veronika Bylicki, a recent UBC graduate, to find out more about her sustainability education at UBC and what advice she would give to incoming students about getting involved.  Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: Hello, my name is Veronika Bylicki. I just...
When it comes to tamping down on emissions in the building sector, the future is passive. Passive Houses, ultra-efficient dwellings that use a fraction of the energy used to heat regular homes, are increasingly seen as a solution to rising greenhouse gas emissions as cities take the lead on...
As urban centres go, Vancouver is an eco-warrior’s haven. But in terms of hard numbers, according to a new report out of Simon Fraser University, the city doesn’t quite live up to its reputation: it gets only 30 per cent of its energy from renewable sources. That report suggests a two-pronged...
Among the many issues facing regions, nations and the world, urbanization and climate change are at the forefront. In response to those challenges, the 2017 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) conference, co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver,...

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