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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
Production, Consumption & Waste

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

Climate Change & Energy

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“The Sustainability Education Resource Centre (SERC) has opened my eyes to the diversity of sustainability opportunities on campus, like student groups and the incredible course variety,” says Lauren Wright, an honours student in Romance Studies at UBC. At the SERC, students and faculty can explore...
By Heather Amos UBC Athletics & Recreation asked some of the university’s top sustainability researchers to measure the overall environmental footprint of its facilities and programs, and devise a tool to track progress. Led by PhD student Matt Dolf of UBC’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability...
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING competition. McDonald proposed Bridge Housing which calls for new density policies...
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Sophie Webber is a doctoral student in UBC’s Department of Geography . Sophie is the recipient of a Killan Doctoral Scholarship and shares her research on climate change adaptation and industry. What is the aim of your research? My research aims to determine how...
Energy remains one of the biggest challenges for the 21st century. It lies at the nexus of water, health, food, and other issues. Some of the key challenges include resource sustainability, particularly for oil and gas, environmental damage and climate change, reduced affluence and urgency. To...
Canadian culture is steeped in water. Eight of the world’s 20 largest fresh water lakes lie within our borders, as do nearly 50 rivers that each stretch 600 kilometres or more – to say nothing of our 200,000 kilometres of coastline. Although less than 1% of all the Earth’s water is accessible and...
Today’s decisions affecting the environment and global resources are sure to cast a long shadow – so who better to declare their personal involvement than the generation now in high school? This summer, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students from around the world will gather at UBC to...
Is seeing really believing when it comes to climate change? This coming spring, Dr. Stephen R. J. Sheppard with their students will examine this topic through a unique course being offered at UBC. Visualizing Climate Change ( CONS 210 Section 101 ) will widen the lens on climate change, using the...
UBC researchers have designed and built a structure that sets a new standard for sustainability. Global BC’s Brian Coxford visited the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) to report on how CIRS is reshaping sustainable building design and research. No water from rain or sewage...
Jarnail Mehroke, a teaching laboratory technician who has been key to several sustainability initiatives on campus, has received the highest honour for UBC staff: the President’s Service Award for Excellence. “I was a little bit nervous,” admits Jarnail Mehroke. For Mehroke, shaking hands with UBC...

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