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Here’s another reason to pop a cork and raise a celebratory glass of bubbly to the year that’s been and the year ahead: In 2012 UBC’s sustainability efforts and people were recognized with 14 provincial, national and international awards. Overall, these awards celebrate the University’s commitment...
No wonder they are smiling. Representatives of The University of British Columbia and FortisBC came together recently to celebrate the good that comes from two forward-thinking organizations working together. The photo of the smiling representatives was taken at the UBC Aquatic Centre on the day...
Jody Jacob How to coax residents from a Vernon, B.C., neighbourhood to park their cars and get active is the problem facing four students in the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The initiative—supported by UBC’s Okanagan campus, Interior Health, and the City of Vernon—will see...
Lorraine Chan With food recalls on the rise for E. coli, salmonella or listeria contamination, the question of food sovereignty is an urgent one, says Asst. Prof. Hannah Wittman, who is appointed to UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Institute of Resource, Environment and Sustainability...
A team of Acadia Park residents have used a community grant to build an innovative program to encourage neighbours to support each other during hard times. This past year Katie Coons found herself in a crisis situation. Her husband fell sick suddenly and she needed to get him to the hospital right...
Since 2001 UBC has made great strides in food system sustainability. One key driver behind this movement is the UBC Food System Project (UBCFSP). The UBCFSP is a collaborative project initiated between Campus Sustainability's SEEDS Program and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in 2001. The main...
It’s time to value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it. That is the thinking of mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Hitch studies the value of mine waste rock for its CO2-sequestration potential, or...
Basil Waugh It is 2030 and rising ocean levels are threatening to flood low-lying Metro Vancouver neighborhoods. Welcome to Future Delta, a new videogame created by UBC researchers to help the citizens of Delta, B.C. reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for climate change, including major...
Your sustainable and artistic creation could grace the walls of the New SUB. The Alma Mater Society would like to showcase student artwork in the New SUB which engages the campus community by creating an inspiring atmosphere and promoting sustainability. Sustainability-themed art embodies the AMS’s...
UBC Recreation students explore and learn about sustainability at the Sustainability Education Resource Centre, CIRS. On Friday, October 12th Common Energy , in partnership with the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors and the Sustainability in Rez programme ran a sustainability-themed station for UBC...

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