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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

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

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

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

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

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance


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Applications are invited from tenured faculty for the position of Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI). The deadline for applications is June 22, 2020. This is a part-time (50%) position with a reporting line to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver, for an...
Apr 22, 2020 | For more information, contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart UBC continues to excel in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, placing first in Canada and seventh globally out of more than 850 participating institutions from 89 countries across six continents. The rankings, inaugurated in...
In January this year, all food outlets across campus began charging an 25¢ for each hot drink sold in a single-use cup. To support the community with this change, UBC Sustainability volunteers gave away 1,200 reusable mugs during a one week campaign.
UBC held its first workshop on “Urban Climate Justice” on January 23, 2020. The interdisciplinary, knowledge exchange event was co-hosted by the SEEDS Sustainability Program and the UBC Climate Hub . Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni registered for the event...
UBC Sustainability sat down with Anjali Mishra and Julia Niebles, who are spearheading UBC’s newest student-directed seminar, ASTU 400X 001. Mishra and Niebles discuss what students interested in sustainability can expect from the course, and how their work as Sustainability Ambassadors shaped...
Saving Energy During UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown This past December, departments, building operators and energy managers across UBC joined together to reduce the university’s environmental footprint over the winter holiday by participating in the Seasonal Shutdown . This annual campus-wide campaign...
This article by Tiffany Crawford originally appeared in the Vancouver Sun on December 6, 2019. The University of B.C. has joined a growing list of schools, communities and countries around the world in declaring a climate emergency. UBC president Santa Ono said the UBC board of governors endorsed...
UBC was amongst a number of leading research university to receive the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award after demonstrating an improvement in sustainable procurement practices. “This award acknowledges the ongoing efforts of UBC’s world-class research community, UBC Finance, Campus and...
This article by Hélène Bardeau was originally published by Radio-Canada on 30 October 2019. L’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC) organise sa toute première semaine de la mode durable, une activité d'échange de vêtements pour sensibiliser les étudiants à une meilleure gestion des habits...