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Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Climate Equity Action and Resilience (CLEAR) was created by the UBC Sustainability Hub and the UBC Learning Exchange, working with four DTES community organizations. The project will help the university to understand how to share its research while...

2023 Climate and Wellbeing Education Grants Unveiled!

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Addressing the Impacts of Canadian Mining on Communities in Africa

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Should the Fraser River Estuary have legal rights?

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

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This plan signals the next phase for the UBC Sustainability Initiative: meeting the escalating urgency of a planet at risk through new leadership and new responsibilities.
Prishita Agarwal is a third-year Sauder student, specializing in finance with a concentration in Sustainability and social impact. She founded and built Rescued Glass, a circular economy venture to upcycle used glass bottles at UBC. As a director at CUS Sustainability, Prishita also organizes...
UBC is continuing its commitment to support the climate emergency through the creation of 20 new student research opportunities with organisations tackling climate change and social injustice. The projects are part of the Sustainability Scholars Program coordinated by the UBC Sustainability...
This article explores sustainability issues in the fashion industry. Starting Feb 7, 2022, the Sustainability Hub will host Sustainable Fashion Week - a week long series of virtual events and workshops, including a special talk by fashion consultant and author, Aja Barber. Learn more and register...
The Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative represents an innovative new approach to focusing a group of applied researchers on a shared outcome – to restore and protect the endangered Fraser Estuary. This summer, a special cohort of UBC Sustainability Scholars – generously supported by the Sitka...
This op-ed article by UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono and originally appeared in the Georgia Straight on Jan 12, 2022. Our province is still reeling from an unprecedented and deadly heat wave fuelled by climate change. Tragically, hundreds of people died from heat-related illnesses...
What do you get when you mix a lineup of informative presentations with creative, energy-driven flare? A Slamposium.
The University of British Columbia today unveiled a bold new climate action plan to accelerate emissions reductions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2035 at its Vancouver campus—15 years ahead of the previous target date. To achieve this goal, UBC will expand its district heating system, make...
The following message was broadcast by Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, on November 4, 2021. Dear members of the UBC community: I would like to begin by acknowledging that I am speaking to you from the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. COP26, the 26 th...
Juvarya Veltkamp is the Director, Canada Climate Law Initiative , Peter A. Allard School of Law; and a UBC delegate to COP26. The Importance of COP26 I’m writing from Glasgow this week, where there is a lot at stake with the United Nations climate negotiations currently underway, commonly known as...

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