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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

Climate Change & Energy
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THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

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This radio interview originally appeared on CBC News The Early Edition on May 3 2019. A group of students at the University of British Columbia has facilitated climate change workshops at two high schools in Vancouver to help teenagers feel empowered about the future of the planet, rather than...
This article by Matt McGrath, including interview with UBC's Kai Chan, a co-ordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report, originally appeared on BBC News on 6 May 2019. On land, in the seas, in the sky, the devastating...
As UBC advocates for an extension of rapid transit to the Vancouver campus, critics have argued the university isn’t building enough housing for its own community. In fact, UBC is aggressively pursuing innovative and affordable housing options for students, faculty and staff, while continuing to...
This article originally appeared on CBC News on 27 April 2019. Each year, up to a billion birds die in North America from flying into windows. It's a problem the University of British Columbia is trying to solve — starting with its own campus. Spring in particular is when thousands of songbirds and...
This article by Denise Ryan originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 26 April 2019. Every once in a while Penny Martyn thumps a tennis ball or a small toy mouse against the glass window in her office. This isn’t stress relief or idle play. Martyn is using the toys to re-create the impact of a...
This article by Andre Mayer originally appeared in a CBC News newsletter on 23 April 2019. Our story last week on the five things that Canada could do to significantly reduce carbon emissions garnered a lot of reader feedback, and one recurring criticism: Why didn’t we mention eating less meat?...
This article by Melissa Baluk originally appeared in UBC Human Resources on 15 April 2019. With Earth Day just around the corner, we are pleased to share that – for the eighth consecutive year – UBC has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2019. This special award recognizes Canadian...
The University of British Columbia is ranked number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and ranked one in Canada for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, according to Times Higher Education (THE). “UBC’s achievements in these...
This article by Laura Sciarpelletti originally appeared in CBC News on 7 April 2019. Canadians are fixated on political news out of Ottawa and rising gas prices, but their time would be better spent taking action against climate change, says an expert from the University of British Columbia...
This article by Tracy Sherlock originally appeared in Canada's National Observer on 3 April 2019. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben calls climate change the most important issue facing the world today and likens the struggle against it to the Second World War. McKibben told a packed house...

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