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Quarterly Lunch and Learns, green research activities, tours and a chance to win great prizes – find out how you can get involved in UBC’s Green Research Program. The Green Research Program is switching things up a bit for the 2012/13 school year. We’re replacing our annual workshop with three...
If you are looking for financial support to reduce the environmental impact of your research activities or laboratory, then the Fisher Scientific Fund is for you. Your innovative plan could make you and your department the lucky recipient of up to $4,000. Risk Management Services, Campus...
The recent renovation to the Biological Sciences Complex at UBC has been honoured with a Canadian Green Building Award presented through Sustainable Architecture & Building magazine . The complex was one of only seven projects nationwide that received awards from a total of fifty-six...
By Lynn Warburton From the outside it looks like an unassuming sleek shed set amongst the woods of UBC’s Vancouver campus. But on the inside is a powerhouse designed to reduce UBC’s greenhouse gas emissions while providing heat and electricity to the campus and learning opportunities to faculty and...
Come to the 2012 Program Completion Workshop to hear firsthand from the program participants and city representatives. The Greenest City Scholars summer internship program sponsors 10 UBC graduate students to work on a sustainability project with the City of Vancouver. UBC graduate students are...
Contributor: Dr. Sarah Burch Sustainability plans and talk of climate change responses have been around for decades – but wrapping our heads around what this means on the ground is an ongoing challenge. Will a sustainable community look largely the same as the communities in which we live and work...
“The Sustainability Education Resource Centre (SERC) has opened my eyes to the diversity of sustainability opportunities on campus, like student groups and the incredible course variety,” says Lauren Wright, an honours student in Romance Studies at UBC. At the SERC, students and faculty can explore...
By Heather Amos UBC Athletics & Recreation asked some of the university’s top sustainability researchers to measure the overall environmental footprint of its facilities and programs, and devise a tool to track progress. Led by PhD student Matt Dolf of UBC’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability...
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING competition. McDonald proposed Bridge Housing which calls for new density policies...
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Sophie Webber is a doctoral student in UBC’s Department of Geography . Sophie is the recipient of a Killan Doctoral Scholarship and shares her research on climate change adaptation and industry. What is the aim of your research? My research aims to determine how...

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