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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
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

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

Ecological Systems

Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

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Since 2011, AMS Sustainability Projects Fund has approved over $98,000 for student projects that are sustainability-focused. The fund receives $2.25 from every student at UBC each year. On April 4th, AMS Sustainability will be heading to the first annual UBC Sustainability Fair to chat with...
Perkins+Will, together with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Boards of Parks and Recreation, celebrates the win of three Wood WORKS! BC awards at the 9th annual Wood Design Awards Gala. The Awards Gala honours new buildings that push the boundaries of excellence and innovation...
By Heather Amos From Guyana to Vancouver, Janette Bulkan has built a career on protecting indigenous land rights and access to resources. Her involvement with social issues in forestry began after she noticed more and more chainsaws in indigenous communities in her homeland of Guyana. The men from...
By Heather Amos Sara Barron wins the world’s largest forestry scholarship. From promoting recovery in hospitals to reducing stress, there is growing evidence that nature plays an important role in our wellbeing. But according to Sara Barron, suburban communities are going to need more than a few...
By Terry Wintonyk A volunteer dentistry mission to India has taught four UBC students to see the whole patient—including his or her social and economic context, cultural beliefs and values—not just the ailing tooth. In December, fourth-year dentistry students Akashdeep Villing, Amandeep Hans,...
By Selina Marshal Most people don’t need to be told to “shush” in a library: the studious ambience promotes quiet behaviour. In the same way, UBC researchers have found a significant connection between occupying a green building and behaving in a more environmentally friendly manner. The...
It may come as a surprise to know that there are links between HIV/AIDS and forest resources in many developing countries. Across the developing world, impoverished rural households already depend upon forest resources on a daily basis for such things as firewood for a source of energy or timber...
Adriana Velazquez completed her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in Mexico City but was always intrigued by sustainability and “green” power. After researching various master’s programs and universities — and running a marathon in Vancouver — she fell in love with the Master of Clean...
UBC's Norman B. Keevil Institute is poised to advance best practices in mining in Mongolia and around the world. Mongolia, a country of roughly three million people, stands on the precipice of economic escalation. A landlocked country between China and Russia, its traditional agriculture-based,...
From fair-trade coffee to composting to the Farm, a new UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide introduces students, faculty and staff to the campus food system, a pioneer in sustainable practices. “There are opportunities to support a more sustainable food system all across the UBC campus,” says Liska...

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