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Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Production, Consumption & Waste
Starting Feb 7, 2022, the Sustainability Hub will host Sustainable Fashion Week - a week long series of virtual events and workshops, including a special talk by fashion consultant and author, Aja Barber.

Santa Ono: At the University of British Columbia, we are committed to doing our part to address the climate crisis

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

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

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

UBC Researchers are Helping Communities Prepare for the Effects of Climate Change

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Paid summer internships to help protect BC’s most vital river

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources

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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...
Work has begun on a new $85-million clean energy system that will dramatically reduce UBC’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. When it’s completed in 2017, the new hot-water system will heat 130 buildings on campus — and replace the aging steam system, parts of which are nearly a...
As the Representative of Musqueam Nation, who hold the underlying title to this land, and on behalf of your host – the University of British Columbia – I welcome you to the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. It is a singular honor to speak here today on behalf of my ancestors, and...

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