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Energy remains one of the biggest challenges for the 21st century. It lies at the nexus of water, health, food, and other issues. Some of the key challenges include resource sustainability, particularly for oil and gas, environmental damage and climate change, reduced affluence and urgency. To...
Canadian culture is steeped in water. Eight of the world’s 20 largest fresh water lakes lie within our borders, as do nearly 50 rivers that each stretch 600 kilometres or more – to say nothing of our 200,000 kilometres of coastline. Although less than 1% of all the Earth’s water is accessible and...
Today’s decisions affecting the environment and global resources are sure to cast a long shadow – so who better to declare their personal involvement than the generation now in high school? This summer, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students from around the world will gather at UBC to...
Is seeing really believing when it comes to climate change? This coming spring, Dr. Stephen R. J. Sheppard with their students will examine this topic through a unique course being offered at UBC. Visualizing Climate Change ( CONS 210 Section 101 ) will widen the lens on climate change, using the...
UBC researchers have designed and built a structure that sets a new standard for sustainability. Global BC’s Brian Coxford visited the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) to report on how CIRS is reshaping sustainable building design and research. No water from rain or sewage...
Jarnail Mehroke, a teaching laboratory technician who has been key to several sustainability initiatives on campus, has received the highest honour for UBC staff: the President’s Service Award for Excellence. “I was a little bit nervous,” admits Jarnail Mehroke. For Mehroke, shaking hands with UBC...
UBC fourth-year mechanical engineering student Nicholas Dunning recently returned from an Engineering Co-op work term in Mlandizi, Tanzania. Dunning travelled to Tanzania with a team of architects and engineers from across North America – and were joined by a local Tanzanian architecture intern –...
Many of the world's leading universities work hard to green their campuses. And many are heavily involved in sustainability research and teaching. But precious few are dedicated to deeply integrating those operational and academic efforts in sustainability. On June 20, in Eugene, Oregon, the...
Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world’s premier...
The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) has been honoured with an Infrastructure 100 Award from KPMG International. This award identifies outstanding efforts in urban infrastructure in cities around the world. This announcement brings...

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