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UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

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Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

Climate Change & Energy

UBC-led project combats emissions by locking carbon dioxide in mine waste

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THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

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This article by Zak Vescera originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 23 July 2019. A proposal to turn part of Toronto’s waterfront into a tech-integrated “smart city” has drawn substantial media coverage. But there is another smart city project on the other side of the country — and it is...
This article by Zak Vescera originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 23 July 2019. North American universities are pledging to pick up their countries’ slack on climate change. The 20 members of the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, announced a platform of fight climate change during...
This article originally appeared in UBC Engineering on 23 July 2019. Two UBC Faculty of Applied Science projects aimed at delivering innovative energy solutions will receive support from Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Canada announced today . A project led by the UBC Clean Energy...
This article by Clare Hennig originally appeared in CBC News on 16 July 2019. Conferences and research trips are a big part of life for many professors but a growing number of academics are concerned about the environmental impact of all of the air travel. Hundreds of people from around the world...
Calling all artists! Submit your design idea before July 28 for a pride-themed installation at the UBC Pride event on September 6, 2019. Use your imagination to build pride, inclusion and Positive Space at UBC! The design competition is open to all UBC students, faculty, staff and residents. Apply...
“To lead globally and locally in sustainability and wellbeing across our campus and communities” ~ UBC Strategic Plan While the above may seem like a lofty target, the champions who attended the annual Sustainability Soirée in June are well on their way to making this goal a reality. This year's...
This article by Kevin Jiang originally appeared in the The Ubyssey on 19 June 2019. C-Shore, an airy pavilion of red cedar situated before the Martha Piper fountain, has finally finished construction. C-Shore’s construction was overseen from start to finish by students enrolled in a two-term design...
This article by Kenneth Chan originally appeared in Daily Hive on 15 May 2019. The University of British Columbia’s recently completed Campus Energy Centre (CES) has won national recognition for its leading-edge sustainable design. CES has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2019...
This article originally appeared on Vernon Morning Star on May 7, 2019. B.C.’s forests and watersheds have taken a beating over the past few years. Wildfires, floods, landslides and pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle have all had significant environmental and socio-economic impacts on...
This article originally appeared on CBC News on May 10, 2019. The streak of unusually hot, sunny weather in Metro Vancouver has some people happily hitting the beach. For others, the daily reports of warm weather are a major worry. In a province that faces dramatic floods and fires, climate change...

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