Sustainability Stories

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

October 3, 2018 On September 27, the Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability conference provided the opportunity for UBC Sustainability Scholars to present their research to staff, faculty, industry leaders, and their fellow students. Since launch, the UBC Sustainability Scholars...
  September 25, 2018 This week UBC's Sustainability Initiative invited students, faculty members and staff from across UBC to attend a Sustainability Welcome Event. The Centre of Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) was filled with energy as attendees from various student...
Robyn Wark, MRM MCIP, is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability conference on September 27. Robyn is the Team Lead for the Sustainable Communities Program at BC Hydro, which runs the Community Energy Manager network in British Columbia.  ...
UBC used to hand out more than two million pieces of single-use plastic cutlery and straws every year.  To protect our environment from the negative effects of single-use plastic consumption and waste, UBC Food Services has decided to limit the distribution of plastic cutlery and straws at...
On July 18, UBC President Santa J. Ono hosted nearly 50 climate action leaders and thinkers from business, government, utility and the non-profit sector, alongside UBC’s senior leaders and researchers, to explore resilient partnerships for climate action in the Metro Vancouver region. Led by...
This Wednesday, July 18th, UBC President Santa J. Ono will host nearly 50 representatives from across UBC and the lower mainland for the UBC President’s Roundtable: Building Resilient Partnerships for Climate Action.  The community-university Roundtable will convene senior leaders and...

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