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OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C. — The height limit for wood buildings in British Columbia is rising to 12 from six storeys in a move that Premier John Horgan expects to spur development using timber and give the province a headstart on other parts of the country. B.C. is changing its building code to allow...
On February 27, the Sustainability Ambassadors hosted the Sustainability Careers Connections event, grounded in the theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This event brought together eager students and employers to discuss careers in sustainability. Students ranged from diverse...
Did you know that 90 per cent of UBC’s carbon emissions come from burning natural gas to heat campus buildings and hot water?
UBC’s Sustainability Initiative is proud to release the Annual Sustainability Report 2017-18. Find out how UBC is putting sustainability at the heart of teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and community. Across both campuses in 2017-18, UBC focused on enhancing human and...
Sometimes, all it takes is an individual with passion to drive change. And UBC has plenty of passionate people who fit that bill. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the recently launched Sustainability Leadership training program led by Campus and Community Planning’s Sustainability and...
November 16, 2018 During the wet week of October 29 to November 4, 2018, the bi-annual regional Bike To Work Week competition saw 315 UBC riders on 77 teams collectively ride 18,500 kilometres and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4,000kg. Once again, UBC earns the title for Best in Higher...
October 31, 2018 On October 25, the UBC Climate Hub hosted the first student-driven, university-wide Climate Solutions Showcase on campus. The Climate Hub aims to empower students, faculty, and staff to take bold action on climate solutions and justice on campus and in our communities. Engaging the...
October 17, 2018 As UBC continues to grow rapidly, a significant number of new buildings and existing building retrofits are required over the next 20 years. The design and sustainability of these buildings are integral in ensuring the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and residents. Approved...

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