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Residents of Totem Park pulled out all the stops — not to mention a lot of plugs — to compete in UBC’s first ever energy-saving contest in November. Their heroic efforts earned UBC a second-place finish in a competition that pitted it against 39 American universities and colleges. Do It in the Dark...
When you’re asked to help tackle a formidable challenge – like, say, addressing climate change on a city-wide scale -- it helps to have a varied skills set and the vision to look beyond your academic discipline to find solutions. Just ask Malcolm Shield, a mechanical engineer and PhD candidate at...
Sometimes big ideas with tremendous impact start with small conversations. Such is the case with UBC’s Bioenergy Research and Demonstration project. “The origin of the project was a conversation I had with Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra, an excellent local company that has developed...
It is a claim that makes Dr. John Robinson, the Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, cringe just a little. “’Green’ is too narrow a term.” says Robinson, the man behind the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, presently under construction on the University of...
UBC's campuses are exceptional places to explore, test, and demonstrate sustainability solutions. With many initiatives already in place--and the support to do more coming from all levels at the university--our campuses are becoming “living laboratories,” places where students, faculty, staff and...
BC Hydro has named the University of British Columbia’s Professor John Robinson as this year’s recipient of the Larry Bell award for his inspirational work in imagining and promoting new sustainability solutions. The Larry Bell award, named after a former chair of BC Hydro, recognizes an...
"No one thing here does just one thing." These are words Mark Bomford says often about UBC Farm. The more the director of UBC’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems talks about its cultivated fields, teaching gardens, forest stands, hedgerows and orchard plantings, the more you realize: he’s not...
Are you curious about sustainability? Do you wish to integrate sustainability into your curricular and co-curricular learning at UBC? If so, come and interact with the “Celebrate Sustainability Learning” panel to gain perspective and ideas on how to advance your sustainability learning. DATE:...
On September 1st, 2010 the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) launched the Teaching & Learning Fellowship Program. Six outstanding UBC faculty members who are leaders in sustainability education are on a year-long mission to share their ideas and make concrete contributions to advancing...
On Monday, September 27, 2010, over 325 UBC students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the symposium Our Campus as a Living Lab, hosted by the UBC Sustainability Initiative. Through lively presentations, panels and discussions, the participants explored the concept and practical...

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