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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.

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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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UBC Master’s candidate Tegan Adams is one of 10 UBC graduate students who are spending their summer as interns within the City of Vancouver’s sustainability office. The group, called the Greenest City Action Team scholars, hail from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and...
UBC is bridging the gap between sustainability theory and practice through a course aimed at engaging third and fourth-year students in real-life campus operations. Applied Sustainability: UBC as a Living Laboratory (APSC 364) will start in January 2011 and will be open to students from the...
The University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner together to advance both the City’s and UBC’s aggressive sustainability and climate action goals. Mayor Gregor Robertson and UBC President Stephen Toope signed the agreement at...
Like the vibrant natural environment that surrounds UBC, each building on campus has a life cycle of its own, and a unique study is underway to understand the creation of University buildings and measure their environmental impact. Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (CIVL 498C) has been running...
Buying into the Future Fair Hosted by UBC Supply Management and the Campus Sustainability Office April 8, 2010, 12pm – 1:30pm Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room (6476 NW Marine Drive) A lunch time event and mini-trade show to promote the launch of the UBC Sustainable Purchasing...
Buying into the Future Fair Hosted by UBC Supply Management and Campus Sustainability April 8, 2010, 12pm – 1:30pm Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room (6476 NW Marine Drive) A lunch time event and mini-trade show to promote the launch of the UBC Sustainable Purchasing Guide, 2nd...
On March 24, 2010, UBC President Stephen Toope announced aggressive new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for UBC’s Vancouver campus. Toope made the announcement to delegates at the GLOBE 2010 conference in Vancouver, one of the world’s largest environmental conferences. UBC has already met...
Earth Hour is set to happen March 27, 2010 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m local time. Close to a billion people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to demand action on climate change. Show your support for Earth Hour 2010 by helping UBC power down this weekend. You can participate by:...
A first-of-its-kind bioenergy project at UBC will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university’s natural gas consumption by up to12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road...
UBC is breaking new ground in sustainability – both figuratively and literally. On January 27, President Stephen Toope announced the creation of an ambitious sustainability initiative at UBC’s Vancouver campus that will promote and unite sustainability efforts in teaching and learning, research and...

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