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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 SEEDS Program and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in 2001. The main...
UBC recognizes that improving the quality of our public realm enhances the educational experience and nurtures outdoor learning. It also recognizes that navigating around the Vancouver campus is a bit of a pain right now. In the lead-up to this academic year, a series of new pedestrian pathways,...
Students in UBC’s Totem Park and Place Vanier residences are ready to Do It in the Dark from November 5 – 23rd. UBC’s 3rd annual energy and water conservation competition will see each residence house compete for bragging rights and prizes by achieving the greatest energy savings or highest...
A dedicated group of UBC Okanagan students are committing their free time this fall to salvage and deliver fresh, local produce to the Kelowna Community Food Bank that would otherwise be left to drop from trees and go to waste. This is the second year the UBC Okanagan Food Rescue Club will be...
Film crews from CTV and CBC television were on campus today (October 26) to see firsthand a UBC invention that has the potential to rid the world of pesky electric charging cables. University of British Columbia researcher Lorne Whitehead and his team have invented a safe, efficient technology to...
A partnership between UBC, Nexterra Systems and General Electric (GE), the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility is a $27-million project that uses new technology to create heat and electricity from clean, woody biomass such as wood chips and the “leftovers” from wood manufacturing plants...
For the week of October 15–19, the SUB will be transformed into a gallery of sustainability. Every day the main floor will house the New SUB Sustainability Art Showcase, an exhibition of four working prototypes designed to engage UBC students in thinking about sustainability. The four prototypes...
By Loren Plottel UBC’s newest film professor Garvin Eddy has worked in Hollywood long enough to learn more than a few dirty secrets. One of those, says the Emmy-winning set designer of such classic TV shows as The Cosby Show, Rosanne, and That 70’s Show, is that many of the sets are built of wood...
By Thomas Bevan Sustainable here, go green there: these slogans dominate real estate brochures around our cities. But what do these statements actually mean with regards to the net impact of buildings on surrounding ecosystems? What evidence is there that supports these claims? A collaborative...
Founded a year ago by Chantelle Buffie and Sonam Swarup, Fusion Kitchen is a social venture that empowers and integrates recently arrived immigrant women by employing them to teach cooking classes. “By sharing their cultural background and favourite dishes, our teachers gain work experience and...

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