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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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Consider the Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen Garden Project, which is organized by the Vancouver Native Health Society. Hundreds of participants – many from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – regularly make the trek to UBC Farm which involves carpooling or taking the bus to UBC’s south campus. They...
In May 2011, UBC was named Canada’s first “Fair Trade Campus” as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing. To better understand the community’s purchasing habits and its general appetite and awareness of Fair Trade products, key sustainability organizations across campus like...
The University of British Columbia has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37-million “living laboratory” that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on global sustainability challenges. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability...
Typically at UBC, we talk about building over surface parking lots and discouraging vehicle traffic to and from campus while promoting sustainable alternatives like public transit. It’s rare for us to get an opportunity to talk about how parking on campus is helping UBC meet its commitment to...
Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Tickets are $5 and available at the Chan Centre Box Office or www.ticketmaster.ca Dr. David Suzuki, distinguished Canadian environmentalist and UBC Professor Emeritus, presents a public lecture entitled “The Global Eco-crisis...
This September, 567 students will be moving into brand-new rooms in two new buildings at Totem Park Residence. The innovative structures will use 30% less energy than comparable buildings elsewhere—and turn a few hundred commuters into UBC residents. September sees the unveiling of a major...
A UBC professor and alumna have received Fulbright awards to conduct research in the U.S. The Fulbright program is an educational movement based on the principle of scholarly exchange between the United States and various countries from around the world. Associate Profressor Kai M. A. Chan from the...
Pioneering clean energy projects, an aggressive carbon-reduction strategy and North America’s greenest building have helped the University of British Columbia to garner Canada’s first gold rating in a new international program that assesses sustainability achievements in higher education. A gold...
A new $85-million University of British Columbia district energy system will dramatically reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption while advancing clean energy research and development opportunities at UBC. Approved yesterday by UBC’s Board of Governors , the five-year project...
A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia. Sarah Youngblutt, a graduate...

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