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Addressing the Impacts of Canadian Mining on Communities in Africa

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Should the Fraser River Estuary have legal rights?

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Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting

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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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A technique known as rammed earth construction uses materials that are alternatives to cement and are often more readily available in the environment. One such alternative is wood fly ash, a by-product of pulp mills and coal-fired power plants, explains Dr. Sumi Siddiqua, with UBC Okanagan’s School...
Canada is not on track to meet its 2030 target of reducing GHG emissions by 40-45 percent below 2005 levels, despite implementing several climate policies and initiatives. At the provincial level, British Columbia has set a climate action target of reducing GHG emissions by 40 percent below 2007...
New Sustainability Scholars report produced in partnership with Union Gospel Mission shows that unhoused people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) experience significantly more detrimental health impacts when facing extreme heat and extreme cold.
Photo courtesy of Tural Taqiyev via Unsplash The 29 th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP29) summit is taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 11 to 22, 2024. The Conference brings together countries, civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate...
UBC shines as a leader in reducing embodied carbon in British Colombia. Recognized in the Carbon Leadership Forum BC Embodied Carbon Award, UBC's commitment to province-wide emission reduction is highlighted.
Supported by UBC's Campus as a Living Lab , the CTMAIN project aims to investigate how the selection of urban trees based on their robustness to city living has affected local insect and microbial communities. Student researchers led by Dr. Michelle Tseng and Dr. Tara Moreau select trees across the...
In January 2024 the UBC community was invited to engage with sustainability themes through photography. Learn more about the project and enjoy some of the resulting works.
UBC Okanagan professor speaks about the issues facing consumer industries in the face of climate change and social consciousness In the vibrant worlds of art, fashion and wine, sustainability is no longer a mere trend but a fundamental necessity for cultivating a globally conscious and responsible...

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