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Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Production, Consumption & Waste
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.

Santa Ono: At the University of British Columbia, we are committed to doing our part to address the climate crisis

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

UBC Researchers are Helping Communities Prepare for the Effects of Climate Change

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Paid summer internships to help protect BC’s most vital river

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources


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October 17, 2018 As UBC continues to grow rapidly, a significant number of new buildings and existing building retrofits are required over the next 20 years. The design and sustainability of these buildings are integral in ensuring the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and residents. Approved...
October 3, 2018 On September 27, the Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability conference provided the opportunity for UBC Sustainability Scholars to present their research to staff, faculty, industry leaders, and their fellow students. Since launch, the UBC Sustainability Scholars program...
September 25, 2018 This week UBC's Sustainability Initiative invited students, faculty members and staff from across UBC to attend a Sustainability Welcome Event. The Centre of Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) was filled with energy as attendees from various student sustainability...
Robyn Wark, MRM MCIP, is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability conference on September 27. Robyn is the Team Lead for the Sustainable Communities Program at BC Hydro, which runs the Community Energy Manager network in British Columbia. September 19,...
UBC used to hand out more than two million pieces of single-use plastic cutlery and straws every year. To protect our environment from the negative effects of single-use plastic consumption and waste, UBC Food Services has decided to limit the distribution of plastic cutlery and straws at all 30+...
On July 18, UBC President Santa J. Ono hosted nearly 50 climate action leaders and thinkers from business, government, utility and the non-profit sector, alongside UBC’s senior leaders and researchers, to explore resilient partnerships for climate action in the Metro Vancouver region. Led by...
This Wednesday, July 18 th , UBC President Santa J. Ono will host nearly 50 representatives from across UBC and the lower mainland for the UBC President’s Roundtable: Building Resilient Partnerships for Climate Action. The community-university Roundtable will convene senior leaders and climate...