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The University of British Columbia has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37-million “living laboratory” that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on global sustainability challenges. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability...
Typically at UBC, we talk about building over surface parking lots and discouraging vehicle traffic to and from campus while promoting sustainable alternatives like public transit. It’s rare for us to get an opportunity to talk about how parking on campus is helping UBC meet its commitment to...
Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Tickets are $5 and available at the Chan Centre Box Office or www.ticketmaster.ca Dr. David Suzuki, distinguished Canadian environmentalist and UBC Professor Emeritus, presents a public lecture entitled “The Global Eco-crisis...
This September, 567 students will be moving into brand-new rooms in two new buildings at Totem Park Residence. The innovative structures will use 30% less energy than comparable buildings elsewhere—and turn a few hundred commuters into UBC residents. September sees the unveiling of a major...
A UBC professor and alumna have received Fulbright awards to conduct research in the U.S. The Fulbright program is an educational movement based on the principle of scholarly exchange between the United States and various countries from around the world. Associate Profressor Kai M. A. Chan from the...
Pioneering clean energy projects, an aggressive carbon-reduction strategy and North America’s greenest building have helped the University of British Columbia to garner Canada’s first gold rating in a new international program that assesses sustainability achievements in higher education. A gold...
A new $85-million University of British Columbia district energy system will dramatically reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption while advancing clean energy research and development opportunities at UBC. Approved yesterday by UBC’s Board of Governors , the five-year project...
A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia. Sarah Youngblutt, a graduate...
Bike to Work Week (B2WW) is fast approaching and UBC Transportation Planning encourages all UBC faculty, staff, students and residents to get involved. There is a skills training workshop, activities across Vancouver, and a commuter station at UBC where you can get a free bike tune-up, snacks, and...
Visit UBC's Vancouver campus on Saturday, May 28th when UBC Campus and Community Planning will host a panel on sustainability with Mike Harcourt , the former Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of British Columbia. Titled “ Vibrant Sustainable Communities: Towards a Smart Future ”, the panel will bring...

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