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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
UBC’s largest ever delegation of students, faculty, and staff will attend the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November. Announcement by Linda Nowlan, Senior Director,...

Nature is Right- Legal Recognition of Nature’s Rights

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Engagement Recap: Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Podcast: F is for Faculty - Dr. Aaron Boley

Climate Change & Energy
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

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PODCAST: F IS FOR FACULTY

A podcast series on sustainability and climate action brought to you by the Sustainability Hub. In each episode, we’ll introduce you to what a UBC faculty member is doing to advance sustainability and climate action through research and teaching, and they’ll tell you what they want you to DO with all this new knowledge.

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By Lynn Warburton From the outside it looks like an unassuming sleek shed set amongst the woods of UBC’s Vancouver campus. But on the inside is a powerhouse designed to reduce UBC’s greenhouse gas emissions while providing heat and electricity to the campus and learning opportunities to faculty and...
Come to the 2012 Program Completion Workshop to hear firsthand from the program participants and city representatives. The Greenest City Scholars summer internship program sponsors 10 UBC graduate students to work on a sustainability project with the City of Vancouver. UBC graduate students are...
Contributor: Dr. Sarah Burch Sustainability plans and talk of climate change responses have been around for decades – but wrapping our heads around what this means on the ground is an ongoing challenge. Will a sustainable community look largely the same as the communities in which we live and work...
“The Sustainability Education Resource Centre (SERC) has opened my eyes to the diversity of sustainability opportunities on campus, like student groups and the incredible course variety,” says Lauren Wright, an honours student in Romance Studies at UBC. At the SERC, students and faculty can explore...
By Heather Amos UBC Athletics & Recreation asked some of the university’s top sustainability researchers to measure the overall environmental footprint of its facilities and programs, and devise a tool to track progress. Led by PhD student Matt Dolf of UBC’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability...
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING competition. McDonald proposed Bridge Housing which calls for new density policies...
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Sophie Webber is a doctoral student in UBC’s Department of Geography . Sophie is the recipient of a Killan Doctoral Scholarship and shares her research on climate change adaptation and industry. What is the aim of your research? My research aims to determine how...
Energy remains one of the biggest challenges for the 21st century. It lies at the nexus of water, health, food, and other issues. Some of the key challenges include resource sustainability, particularly for oil and gas, environmental damage and climate change, reduced affluence and urgency. To...
Canadian culture is steeped in water. Eight of the world’s 20 largest fresh water lakes lie within our borders, as do nearly 50 rivers that each stretch 600 kilometres or more – to say nothing of our 200,000 kilometres of coastline. Although less than 1% of all the Earth’s water is accessible and...
Today’s decisions affecting the environment and global resources are sure to cast a long shadow – so who better to declare their personal involvement than the generation now in high school? This summer, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students from around the world will gather at UBC to...

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