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For a university that prides itself on its sustainability credentials, the April 20 announcement naming UBC one of Canada’s Greenest Employers is welcome, although perhaps not surprising, news. “Almost everyone I meet at UBC is not just committed to sustainability but is invested in doing things...
“Everything is interconnected in our world,” says Alice, one of 50 high school students from 12 different Vancouver high schools who visited UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) on April 13th. “Our survival as creatures relies upon every other thing in our world.” Alice...
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies. UBC President Stephen Toope and Fraunhofer Senior Vice President Research Planning Ulrich Buller...
A recent survey conducted by students at the Sauder School of Business focusing on the UBC community’s relationship with Fair Trade, and what knowledge exists around Fair Trade practice, found that of those surveyed, over 25 per cent do not understand the concept and 46 per cent never see any...
A new energy-saving campaign is targeting scientific researchers on campus. By one simple action — closing laboratory fume hoods — they can save an astounding amount of electricity, and contribute to UBC’s ambitious sustainability goals. “We use it for chemicals, not for tissue culture; anything...
Thirteen passionate undergraduate students from six different faculties will team-up with the Sustainability Student Advisor to deliver innovative and engaging sustainability programming to UBC students, starting September, 2012. The Sustainability Ambassadors Peer Program is a new leadership...
Work has begun on a new $85-million clean energy system that will dramatically reduce UBC’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. When it’s completed in 2017, the new hot-water system will heat 130 buildings on campus — and replace the aging steam system, parts of which are nearly a...
As the Representative of Musqueam Nation, who hold the underlying title to this land, and on behalf of your host – the University of British Columbia – I welcome you to the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. It is a singular honor to speak here today on behalf of my ancestors, and...
Consider the Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen Garden Project, which is organized by the Vancouver Native Health Society. Hundreds of participants – many from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – regularly make the trek to UBC Farm which involves carpooling or taking the bus to UBC’s south campus. They...
In May 2011, UBC was named Canada’s first “Fair Trade Campus” as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing. To better understand the community’s purchasing habits and its general appetite and awareness of Fair Trade products, key sustainability organizations across campus like...

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