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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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"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...
UBC has a mandate to demonstrate leadership in sustainability; this year, we’ve made a commitment to our community to achieve aggressive GHG carbon reduction targets. Further, UBC is a public institution, which must comply with Provincial legislation to become carbon neutral. One solution is to...
Developed at UBC in 1999, the Sustainability Coordinator (SC) Program engages employees at UBC’s Vancouver, Robson Square and Teaching Hospital sites, providing them with the support, awareness, skills and tools needed to foster sustainability in their own department. Melissa Ashman, SC for the...
On Wednesday, June 23, over two thousand people filled the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the City of Vancouver and UBC-sponsored Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver: Walk the Talk Green Your City. Thirteen local speakers, including UBC’s Prof. John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability...
UBC Master’s candidate Tegan Adams is one of 10 UBC graduate students who are spending their summer as interns within the City of Vancouver’s sustainability office. The group, called the Greenest City Action Team scholars, hail from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and...
UBC is bridging the gap between sustainability theory and practice through a course aimed at engaging third and fourth-year students in real-life campus operations. Applied Sustainability: UBC as a Living Laboratory (APSC 364) will start in January 2011 and will be open to students from the...
The University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner together to advance both the City’s and UBC’s aggressive sustainability and climate action goals. Mayor Gregor Robertson and UBC President Stephen Toope signed the agreement at...

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