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Why climate change education needs more empathy

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

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Sarah Kamal and George Benson: The fires were just the beginning, welcome to the age of climate displacement

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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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Sound may be impossible to see, but a progressive study at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) is tracking it through a technique called Auralization, a developing area in acoustical engineering. By creating and reproducing sound fields using computer data, it is making...
Sustainability leaders tackle tough questions: What is the bigger game you are playing? What are you trying to achieve as a sustainability leader? Why, in the face of such challenging global issues, are you doing this? Isn’t there an easier way to make a living? These are the questions explored at...
What if there was a new way of approaching sustainability? What if the old environmental agenda of doing things “less bad”—using less energy, taking shorter showers, sacrificing our Western lifestyle—wasn’t the best way forward? What if instead we built buildings and neighbourhoods that actually...
For the past three years, Dr. Brian Nattrass – acclaimed author and sustainability consultant to Nike, Starbucks, NASA and the US Army – has launched the UBC Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership by challenging participants to consider a few key questions: What is the bigger game you are...
For a university that prides itself on its sustainability credentials, the April 20 announcement naming UBC one of Canada’s Greenest Employers is welcome, although perhaps not surprising, news. “Almost everyone I meet at UBC is not just committed to sustainability but is invested in doing things...
“Everything is interconnected in our world,” says Alice, one of 50 high school students from 12 different Vancouver high schools who visited UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) on April 13th. “Our survival as creatures relies upon every other thing in our world.” Alice...
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies. UBC President Stephen Toope and Fraunhofer Senior Vice President Research Planning Ulrich Buller...
A recent survey conducted by students at the Sauder School of Business focusing on the UBC community’s relationship with Fair Trade, and what knowledge exists around Fair Trade practice, found that of those surveyed, over 25 per cent do not understand the concept and 46 per cent never see any...
A new energy-saving campaign is targeting scientific researchers on campus. By one simple action — closing laboratory fume hoods — they can save an astounding amount of electricity, and contribute to UBC’s ambitious sustainability goals. “We use it for chemicals, not for tissue culture; anything...
Thirteen passionate undergraduate students from six different faculties will team-up with the Sustainability Student Advisor to deliver innovative and engaging sustainability programming to UBC students, starting September, 2012. The Sustainability Ambassadors Peer Program is a new leadership...

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