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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
It’s go time. Sue. Big. Oil. In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 — roughly $1 per every Vancouver resident — to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join...

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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The UBC Sustainability Initiative is pleased to announce details of a competition for COP26 passes open to all current UBC students, faculty, post-docs, and staff. UBC has received four badges for each week of the event (October 31-November 6, and November 7-12). Applications are open now and will...
This article was originally published by the Vancouver Sun on August 9th, 2021. The Lytton wildfire has revealed serious gaps in Canada’s climate emergency response. Policy-makers must get out of a mindset of seeing catastrophic wildfires as “once in a hundred year events.” Their increased...
Derek Gladwin is an Assistant Professor in Language & Literacy Education, a UBC Sustainability Initiative Sustainability Fellow (2018-2021), and Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental & Sustainability Education. This story originally featured on July 28, 2021, in the Oxford...
This spring, students from a student-directed seminar on sustainability (POLI 328Y) produced robust assessments on three areas of UBC’s actions in sustainability. These reports were part of the seminar’s Living Lab projects that analyze and evaluate UBC’s performance in order to advance UBC’s...
A remote Lhoosk’uz Dené community is holding a celebration to mark a joyful milestone. After decades of relying on bottled water, the village of about 50 people, located 200 kilometres west of Quesnel on Kluskus Lake, now has a steady supply of clean drinking water straight out of the tap, thanks...
Like thousands of other medical students in Canada, Kevin Liang had no idea he would be asked to take more than 10 flights during his last year for in-person residency interviews. “After learning this, I knew I had to quantify the climate impact from thousands of students travelling for CaRMS (the...
As part of the 2020-21 UBC Sustainability Scholars cohort, PhD student Elizabeth Jackson engaged with kQwa’ste’not (Charlene George), the cultural voice of Sierra Club BC (SCBC) and a member of the t’Souk Nation, to create A Pathway Together , a toolkit consisting of an electronic guide and print...
This article was originally published by UVic News on June 22, 2021. Incorporating an industrial by-product into lithium-sulphur batteries may enable the creation of smaller, safer and cheaper electric vehicle (EV) batteries with doubled energy capacity, according to researchers leading a new...
This article by Wan Yee Lok was originally published by UBC News on June 23, 2021. World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s department of geography. “We are thrilled to welcome Naomi and Avi to UBC to...
Recognized in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and protected by international human rights law, Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) refers to the right of Indigenous Peoples to be properly informed and engaged in order to give or withhold consent to...

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