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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
UBC’s largest ever delegation of students, faculty, and staff will attend the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November. Announcement by Linda Nowlan, Senior Director,...

Nature is Right- Legal Recognition of Nature’s Rights

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Engagement Recap: Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Podcast: F is for Faculty - Dr. Aaron Boley

Climate Change & Energy
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

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PODCAST: F IS FOR FACULTY

A podcast series on sustainability and climate action brought to you by the Sustainability Hub. In each episode, we’ll introduce you to what a UBC faculty member is doing to advance sustainability and climate action through research and teaching, and they’ll tell you what they want you to DO with all this new knowledge.

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Researchers created the first global map of where mammals are most likely to move between protected areas, such as national parks and nature reserves. Lead author Dr. Angela Brennan, a research associate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, says she hopes the data will...
In one of the first large-scale studies to measure the real-world usage of these devices, UBC transportation researchers found that most other road users are comfortable sharing cycling lanes and off-street paths with these new modes of transport—despite some misperceptions of how fast these...
At a time when most people are closely watching the weather, a unique project coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus could become the blueprint for forecasting insect activity across the city. This summer, researchers plan to set up 60-70 unique cameras across the UBC Vancouver campus and the UBC Farm...
Independent non-profit research institute The C.D. Howe Institute ranked UBC first in Climate Change and Endowment Activities, tied for top score with McMaster University, with an overall score of 4.2. UBC also placed first in Climate-change Governance practices, scoring 4.9 out of 5.0. In 2020,...
Words by Linda Nowlan, cover image courtesy of Giguere, Wildlife Infometrics Clayton Lamb is a wildlife scientist at UBCO and a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow. His recent co-authored publication on Indigenous-led conservation of the recovery of an endangered subpopulation of southern mountain...
Climate anxiety can take a toll on mental health and worsen existing mental health conditions among people who are anxious about climate change. UBC graduate student Natania Abebe , a registered nurse and mental health advocate, worked with other students and faculty experts at UBC to create a...
Words by Linda Nowlan A set of events last week at UBC explored new ways of encountering, seeing, and regulating nature. Two experiential events were the prelude to a workshop which focused on legal recognition of the rights of non-human beings.
On May 5, the Sustainability Hub joined kQwa'st'not (Charlene George), artist, cultural guide with Sierra Club BC and member of the tSouk Nation, for an interpretive walk in the forest. This was a great opportunity to learn about some of the beings that call the forest home, and a bridge to help us...
The University of British Columbia has once again been ranked as a global leader in sustainability efforts. UBC placed 13th overall (out of more than 1,400 institutions) in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact ranking for institutional efforts to advance the United Nations sustainable...
An Earth Week special on old growth forests and climate change featuring Mother Trees, climate litigation, and Indigenous knowledge. Part of the Climate Justice Series.

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