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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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“Sustainability is about what kind of world we want to live in,” says UBC’s John Robinson. If so, then the ambitious project he’s leading – the development of the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) – should provide some valuable inspiration. The $37-million building will be...
There’s an air of excitement at UBC as the campus community prepares to welcome athletes and spectators during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and showcase its commitment to sustainability. As an Olympic competition venue, the UBC Thunderbird Arena (also known as the Doug...
Living in beautiful places like Boulder, Colorado and Vancouver has been a priority for Jeff Giffin. Helping to ensure the planet’s beautiful places via wise energy is a priority for his future. One of 25 students currently enrolled in the new Master of Clean Energy Engineering program at UBC,...
With the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on the horizon, we can anticipate a range of media stories in the upcoming weeks highlighting ways that sport is beneficial for society. We will be reminded of victories that brought nations together in support of their teams, and told about sport’s value in...
UBC is among hundreds of leading educational institutions that signed 1990's Talloires Declaration. These institutions pledged to make sustainability the foundation for campus operations, research, and teaching. They're encouraging their faculty, staff, and students to factor ecological, social,...
Each year, more than one million tonnes of wood pellets – made of waste wood from B.C. forests – are shipped to Europe to meet a growing demand for a clean-burning biofuel. Composed entirely of compressed sawdust or forest residues, wood pellets generate far fewer emissions than conventional...
The unsightly mounds of rock waste surrounding most metal ore mines have long been a source of environmental concern. However, a team of UBC researchers is investigating the potential of these “mine tailings” to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, enabling individual mines to contribute to...
The spectacular collapse of Canada’s Atlantic cod fishery in 1992 shone a public spotlight on a long-simmering academic debate: were political decisions about fisheries management policies encouraging the overexploitation of fish stocks? More than a simple conservation issue, the demise of Canada’s...
In 2002, the Canadian government ratified the Kyoto Protocol, an international environmental treaty that required Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels by the 2008 to 2012 commitment period. But while the Canadian public lauded the action, Canadian federal...
Communities around the world are confronting unique challenges to sustain their local environment, culture and identity in the face of climate change. From B.C.’s coastal communities to Arctic gateway cities in the north, UBC sociology professor Ralph Matthews is leading teams of researchers in the...

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