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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden going to COP27 to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists, civil society actors, and more be heard? Join UBC student and faculty delegates on-the-ground at COP27 in...

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. Jiaying Zhao

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

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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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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...
Is seeing really believing when it comes to climate change? This coming spring, Dr. Stephen R. J. Sheppard with their students will examine this topic through a unique course being offered at UBC. Visualizing Climate Change ( CONS 210 Section 101 ) will widen the lens on climate change, using the...
UBC researchers have designed and built a structure that sets a new standard for sustainability. Global BC’s Brian Coxford visited the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) to report on how CIRS is reshaping sustainable building design and research. No water from rain or sewage...
Jarnail Mehroke, a teaching laboratory technician who has been key to several sustainability initiatives on campus, has received the highest honour for UBC staff: the President’s Service Award for Excellence. “I was a little bit nervous,” admits Jarnail Mehroke. For Mehroke, shaking hands with UBC...
UBC fourth-year mechanical engineering student Nicholas Dunning recently returned from an Engineering Co-op work term in Mlandizi, Tanzania. Dunning travelled to Tanzania with a team of architects and engineers from across North America – and were joined by a local Tanzanian architecture intern –...
Many of the world's leading universities work hard to green their campuses. And many are heavily involved in sustainability research and teaching. But precious few are dedicated to deeply integrating those operational and academic efforts in sustainability. On June 20, in Eugene, Oregon, the...
Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world’s premier...
The University of British Columbia's (UBC) Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) has been honoured with an Infrastructure 100 Award from KPMG International. This award identifies outstanding efforts in urban infrastructure in cities around the world. This announcement brings...
By Lorraine Chan Located in the basement of the Student Union Building, Sprouts is a student-run café and store that promotes food security along with local, sustainable and healthy food options. Foulkes got involved right away when she came to UBC in 2008, and for the past three years has served...
By Alberto Mendoza-Galina The Energy Storage System (ESS) is a $5 million project that will demonstrate the application of a unique system of lithium-ion batteries that will help regulate energy to the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF), the Fred Kaiser Building and the Michael...

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