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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

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

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

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Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

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By Salina Marshall If you build it, they will come. But if you build a green building—one that aims to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient—but people aren’t comfortable living or working in it, you risk falling short of your green goals. That’s why UBC Master of Arts student Julia...
An innovative new project is discovering environmentally friendly ways to keep the campus weed-free. And saving a lot of landscapers from breathing in toxic pesticides or getting bad backs. “This is the control,” explains fourth-year Life Science undergrad Amrit Singh Sidhu, using a wooden ruler to...
UBC Students Elin Tayyar (International Relations/Economics) and Justin Ritchie (Materials Engineering) put together a short video to redefine economic progress including scenes from campus and an interview with SCARP professor Bill Rees for the OECD's 50th Anniversary Video Challenge . The video...
With a lamp shaped like a large light bulb on his desk, a sawdust toilet in the corner, an eclectic art collection on the walls, and shelves full of books, Dr. Kurt Grimm’s office in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UBC reflects the thinking space of a scholar and explorer with big...
Is it feasible for UBC to become entirely self-sufficient for its water needs? How can it work to reduce its waste and stop sending so much discarded material to the landfill? On February 8 and 10, two groups of campus stakeholders got together to discuss enduring solutions to these wide-ranging...
A first-of-its-kind clean energy project that will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes and reduce the University of British Columbia’s natural gas consumption by up to 12 per cent, received $11.2 million in new federal and provincial government funding at an official...
Facing four months of dismal summer job prospects in 2009, a group of UBC Engineering students put their talents to work, hoping to gain the all-important “hands-on” experience. Their idea—build their own electric vehicle. “We’re starting to realize what impact fossil-fuel vehicles have,” says...
Ten years ago, the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now known as Metro Vancouver) http://www.metrovancouver.org/Pages/default.aspx brought UBC Civil Engineering Professor Don Mavinic a costly maintenance problem—wastewater-treatment pipes clogged with a crusty sludge. At the time, he had no...
"Whether you are an energy producer in the oil sands, an electric vehicle manufacturer contemplating your latest prototype, or someone switching off your lights at night, we all have a critical stake in the future of energy” says Rosie Pidcock, a UBC student and chair of the International Student...
When it comes to applying scientific research to support a sustainable world, UBC has a lot to celebrate. Join the UBC Faculty of Applied Science as a few of its distinguished researchers share their insight into sustainable communities, clean energy and more. All events are free and open to the...

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