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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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By Salina Marshall Sarah Dekerf hopes to get UBC students thinking about sustainability beyond the basics like recycling. “Sustainability is also about society and culture and history,” explains the fourth year UBC Faculty of Arts student. “It’s interconnected in all aspects of life.” The political...
UBC researchers have discovered a new method of trapping heat, called the ‘heat trap’ effect, and used nanotechnology to create a novel device for converting sunlight to electricity. Solar cells are now found all around us, from rooftops to portable electronic devices to experimental solar-powered...
Everyone is talking about energy. Cost, sources and the impact of fossil fuels on our planet are in the news daily. With the proliferation of new technologies and the growth currently taking place in countries such as China and India, the demand for energy is not about to ease up. Yet we are...
Our planet is facing a serious food and water crisis in the next 30 years. To feed nine billion people by 2050, global food production will have to increase by 50 per cent. Water scarcity is emerging as one of the key limiting factors, which is why Canada, with ample supplies of water and land,...
Here’s another reason to pop a cork and raise a celebratory glass of bubbly to the year that’s been and the year ahead: In 2012 UBC’s sustainability efforts and people were recognized with 14 provincial, national and international awards. Overall, these awards celebrate the University’s commitment...
No wonder they are smiling. Representatives of The University of British Columbia and FortisBC came together recently to celebrate the good that comes from two forward-thinking organizations working together. The photo of the smiling representatives was taken at the UBC Aquatic Centre on the day...
Jody Jacob How to coax residents from a Vernon, B.C., neighbourhood to park their cars and get active is the problem facing four students in the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The initiative—supported by UBC’s Okanagan campus, Interior Health, and the City of Vernon—will see...
Lorraine Chan With food recalls on the rise for E. coli, salmonella or listeria contamination, the question of food sovereignty is an urgent one, says Asst. Prof. Hannah Wittman, who is appointed to UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Institute of Resource, Environment and Sustainability...
A team of Acadia Park residents have used a community grant to build an innovative program to encourage neighbours to support each other during hard times. This past year Katie Coons found herself in a crisis situation. Her husband fell sick suddenly and she needed to get him to the hospital right...
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's SEEDS Program and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in 2001. The main...

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