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

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

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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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An affordable rental housing pilot project is underway in Vancouver that will help BC Housing evaluate innovative building materials and designs aimed at tackling affordability, inclusion and climate change. The project, called Vienna House, is in the initial design phase. It will be proposed as a...
‘Test bed’ showcases clean energy solutions – receives $5.6 million funding from Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation A new $23 million renewable energy hub will transform an entire city block at the University of British Columbia into a smart energy district, including the province’...
This article by Patricia Lane was originally published by Canada's National Observer on April 26, 2021. Photo by Sheldon Lynn. As part of a series highlighting the work of young people in addressing the climate crisis, writer Patricia Lane interviews fashion lover Sophia Yang, who advocates for...
UBC professor and UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd has established a new mechanism – a researchathon – that seeks to elicit Indigenous perspectives, communities and worldviews to shape the development and implementation of climate-related initiatives and policies. Professor David Boyd (SPPGA; IRES...
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and internationally renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg will receive honorary degrees from UBC this spring. Dr. Henry will receive her honorary degree from UBC Vancouver, while Thunberg will receive her honorary degree from UBC Okanagan. They are...
This article by Santa Ono and Grace Nosek was originally published by Inside Higher Ed on April 26, 2021. Younger generations have been deeply impacted by the intersecting crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and systemic racism, yet their resolve to be agents of change on these issues...
This article by Terry Sunderland was originally published by the Times Higher Education on April 21, 2021. The course I teach, relating to forestry, has a strong focus on balancing conservation and sustainable development. I come from a background focused on integrating these two seemingly...
Freshwater is one of the world's most precious resources. For UBC alumnus James Roberts, it is also essential to community building worldwide. James is passionate about the potential for urban wastewater treatment and reuse to revitalize communities, support urban agriculture, and reduce pollution...
UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world. More than 1,000 institutions participated in the rankings – a 50 per cent increase from last year. The THE rankings measure how well universities...
A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests new analysis from the University of British Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. The researchers computed air conditioning requirements...

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