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Human Well-being & Social Systems
Production, Consumption & Waste

UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy

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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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...
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...

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