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Following an open competition for all students, faculty, and staff, UBC is sending a delegation of eight to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November.

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This article was originally published by CBC News on September 25, 2021. A research initiative in southern B.C. aims to chart the impact of wildfires and human activity on one of the province's most elusive predators — the cougar. The Southern B.C. Cougar Project , led by students and faculty at...
David R Boyd is a UN Special Rapporteur on human rights & environment and Associate Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainability, University of British Columbia. This article was originally published by The Conversation on September 13th, 2021. Industrially produced food appears to be cheap but...
New funding for student climate emergency action demonstrates the power of student advocacy and UBC’s institutional leadership on climate justice.
Welcome to the first-ever edition of our eclectic and erratic book club reading list. Below are a few intriguing new titles that have recently caught our eyes by assorted UBC faculty.
The Climate Teaching Connector – a collaboration between the UBC Sustainability Initiative and the Climate Hub – is an innovative new program to integrate climate-related content into undergraduate classes by connecting UBC course instructors with climate change and climate justice experts from the...
Mary Stockdale is an adjunct professor in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia. This article was originally published by The Guardian on August 24th, 2021. Small fires crackle into life on the hills around us at the slightest provocation...
The UBC Sustainability Initiative is pleased to announce details of a competition for COP26 passes open to all current UBC students, faculty, post-docs, and staff. UBC has received four badges for each week of the event (October 31-November 6, and November 7-12). Applications are open now and will...
This article was originally published by the Vancouver Sun on August 9th, 2021. The Lytton wildfire has revealed serious gaps in Canada’s climate emergency response. Policy-makers must get out of a mindset of seeing catastrophic wildfires as “once in a hundred year events.” Their increased...
Derek Gladwin is an Assistant Professor in Language & Literacy Education, a UBC Sustainability Initiative Sustainability Fellow (2018-2021), and Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental & Sustainability Education. This story originally featured on July 28, 2021, in the Oxford...
This spring, students from a student-directed seminar on sustainability (POLI 328Y) produced robust assessments on three areas of UBC’s actions in sustainability. These reports were part of the seminar’s Living Lab projects that analyze and evaluate UBC’s performance in order to advance UBC’s...

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