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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.

Why climate change education needs more empathy

Climate Change & Energy
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Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

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Cougar study aims to research impact of wildfires and human encroachment in southern B.C.

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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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By Salina Marshall It may be obvious, but it’s true: fighting for a better world requires hard work. Tzeporah Berman, who is being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia on May 23, knows just how challenging it can be. “Doing this work is difficult. Social change isn’...
The first thing you see is a dazzling map of the world made from thousands of crystals. There are no countries or borders, just green land and blue sea, glittering intensely. This is One World — Yek Donia, an artwork by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri, part of “Safar: Voyage,” a new show of...
By Paul Marck Call her a champion of plant poetics, wielding a scythe to shear down barriers between the humanities and sciences. Sonnet L’Abbé is on a mission, an eco poet in bloom. Graduating with a PhD in English Literature, she fuses poetry with plant science in a bid for literary distinction...
With spring blooming, more and more of us are heading outdoors, to read, talk, work or just lounge around. To help, new purpose-built furniture installations are encouraging people to move their activities out into the campus landscape. When he walked through the campus in late March, Dean Gregory...
By Thomas Bevan Although many resources go into the design, construction and operation of a physical building, this may not be a complete package for creating great places to live, work and play. Julia Reckermann, a masters student in UBC’s Sustainable Building Science Program (SBSP), thinks it is...
One day a year is not enough for UBC; it takes 365 days a year to celebrate the earth. And so, as the world marks Earth Day on April 22, we want to share some of the real ways UBC works for sustainability – through our commitments, students, researchers and innovations on campus. Taking the bus (...
By Brian Lin Monica Pearson is on an egg hunt – one that could save the most endangered amphibians in Canada.The Oregon spotted frog – whose Latin name means “precious frogs” – has bright golden eyes and ranges in color from “Kermit green” to dark brown. They are shy, hide in tunnels and spend much...
By Daniel Presnell Adrienne Montgomery was working on the Stats Canada Census of Agriculture when she noticed something troubling: the biggest issue affecting rural people was poor access to health care. Montgomery, who holds a UBC agriculture degree, wondered what more she could do to help. “I...
Creative writing students at UBC’s Okanagan campus link literature, art and science in a novel, collaborative study. Call it sowing the seeds of a new idea. Budding writers in the Department of Creative Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus are blending plant metaphors with plant science to discover...
“Although they came from Korea, Belgium, China, Brazil, and Thailand, they researched and debated the expansion so passionately one would have thought the pipeline was in their backyards” says Victoria Brown, English Language Institute (ELI) Instructor. “For a unit on climate change, my class...

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