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UBC acquires federal funding for solar-paneled parkade and net-zero housing

Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy

Federal investment will help UBC further 'smart city' ambitions

Climate Change & Energy

UBC-led project combats emissions by locking carbon dioxide in mine waste

Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

THE ranks UBC #1 in climate change action and sustainable cities

Climate Change & Energy

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Malcolm Shield participated in the first cohort of the Sustainability Scholars Program during the summer of 2010. Since then, he has leveraged his Scholars experience to play a key role supporting cities both internationally and locally to accelerate their climate action planning and policy...
S3i Sustainability Research Fellow and student Laura Chen reflects on her experience as an attendee.​ In 2018, UBC joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) to activate climate action within regional communities. Along with 18 other leading North American universities, UBC will act as an...
This article by Derrick Penner originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 20 August 2019. The University of B.C. is going to spend $20.4 million to expand a wood-waste-burning energy plant, with $7.6 million in federal help, to cut natural-gas use and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. UBC built its...
In this episode of Planet Potluck, Grace chats with Nina and Uma, teen climate activists in Vancouver, British Columbia, about speaking at City Hall, centering justice and intersectionality in the climate movement, and discovering the courage to speak up. They talk about how the movement has been a...
This article by Henry Anderson originally appeared in The U byssey on 26 July 2019. President Santa Ono announced that UBC will receive $5.8 million from the Government of Canada for green energy projects on campus. On Tuesday, Ono held a press conference with Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s minister of...
This article originally appeared on UBC Science on 23 July 2019. Two Canadian mines will pilot University of British Columbia-led research that combats greenhouse gas emissions by trapping carbon dioxide in mine tailings, the waste left over from ore mining. The technology could drastically reduce...
This article by Frances Willick originally appeared in CBC News on 23 July 2019. Most provinces and territories are failing to teach at least some of the basic tenets of climate change, a new study has found. The study, published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Plos One last week, found...
This article by Zak Vescera originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 23 July 2019. A proposal to turn part of Toronto’s waterfront into a tech-integrated “smart city” has drawn substantial media coverage. But there is another smart city project on the other side of the country — and it is...
This article by Zak Vescera originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 23 July 2019. North American universities are pledging to pick up their countries’ slack on climate change. The 20 members of the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, announced a platform of fight climate change during...
This article originally appeared in UBC Engineering on 23 July 2019. Two UBC Faculty of Applied Science projects aimed at delivering innovative energy solutions will receive support from Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Canada announced today . A project led by the UBC Clean Energy...

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