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At UBC, researchers turn up their freezers to bring their energy use down. By taking part in the Chill Up Challenge, laboratories across the university have improved freezer performance and longevity and saved greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. In 2017, Michael Smith Laboratories was the...
A pilot program for recycling nitrile gloves at the Centre for Comparative Medicine (CCM) has helped build the case for potentially diverting seven million gloves (28 tonnes) from the landfill each year if scaled up across campus. The pilot of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s RightCycle Program was...
The Sustainability Coordinator Program has grown over the years to become what is now a network of 120 coordinators working in offices, academic departments, operational units, and laboratories across the UBC Vancouver campus. The program provides these volunteers with opportunities and resources...
Vancouver aspires to be a safe city in which residents feel secure. It’s one of the goals of the Healthy City Strategy approved by city council in 2014. To that end, the city engaged Oludolapo Makinde, a graduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, as a Healthy City Sustainability Scholar...
Applications are invited from tenured faculty for the position of Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI). The deadline for applications is June 22, 2020. This is a part-time (50%) position with a reporting line to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver, for an...
Apr 22, 2020 | For more information, contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart UBC continues to excel in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, placing first in Canada and seventh globally out of more than 850 participating institutions from 89 countries across six continents. The rankings, inaugurated in...
In January this year, all food outlets across campus began charging an 25¢ for each hot drink sold in a single-use cup. To support the community with this change, UBC Sustainability volunteers gave away 1,200 reusable mugs during a one week campaign.
UBC held its first workshop on “Urban Climate Justice” on January 23, 2020. The interdisciplinary, knowledge exchange event was co-hosted by the SEEDS Sustainability Program and the UBC Climate Hub . Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni registered for the event...
UBC Sustainability sat down with Anjali Mishra and Julia Niebles, who are spearheading UBC’s newest student-directed seminar, ASTU 400X 001. Mishra and Niebles discuss what students interested in sustainability can expect from the course, and how their work as Sustainability Ambassadors shaped...

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