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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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It is a claim that makes Dr. John Robinson, the Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, cringe just a little. “’Green’ is too narrow a term.” says Robinson, the man behind the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, presently under construction on the University of...
UBC's campuses are exceptional places to explore, test, and demonstrate sustainability solutions. With many initiatives already in place--and the support to do more coming from all levels at the university--our campuses are becoming “living laboratories,” places where students, faculty, staff and...
BC Hydro has named the University of British Columbia’s Professor John Robinson as this year’s recipient of the Larry Bell award for his inspirational work in imagining and promoting new sustainability solutions. The Larry Bell award, named after a former chair of BC Hydro, recognizes an...
"No one thing here does just one thing." These are words Mark Bomford says often about UBC Farm. The more the director of UBC’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems talks about its cultivated fields, teaching gardens, forest stands, hedgerows and orchard plantings, the more you realize: he’s not...
Are you curious about sustainability? Do you wish to integrate sustainability into your curricular and co-curricular learning at UBC? If so, come and interact with the “Celebrate Sustainability Learning” panel to gain perspective and ideas on how to advance your sustainability learning. DATE:...
On September 1st, 2010 the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) launched the Teaching & Learning Fellowship Program. Six outstanding UBC faculty members who are leaders in sustainability education are on a year-long mission to share their ideas and make concrete contributions to advancing...
On Monday, September 27, 2010, over 325 UBC students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the symposium Our Campus as a Living Lab, hosted by the UBC Sustainability Initiative. Through lively presentations, panels and discussions, the participants explored the concept and practical...
UBC has a mandate to demonstrate leadership in sustainability; this year, we’ve made a commitment to our community to achieve aggressive GHG carbon reduction targets. Further, UBC is a public institution, which must comply with Provincial legislation to become carbon neutral. One solution is to...
Developed at UBC in 1999, the Sustainability Coordinator (SC) Program engages employees at UBC’s Vancouver, Robson Square and Teaching Hospital sites, providing them with the support, awareness, skills and tools needed to foster sustainability in their own department. Melissa Ashman, SC for the...
On Wednesday, June 23, over two thousand people filled the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the City of Vancouver and UBC-sponsored Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver: Walk the Talk Green Your City. Thirteen local speakers, including UBC’s Prof. John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability...

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