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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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The Okanagan Charter is a framework that calls on higher education institutions to embed health and wellbeing into all aspects of campus culture, operations, and academic mandates. The Charter was first developed in 2015 at the International Conference hosted in Kelowna, BC, Canada on the Okanagan...
Words by Tabitha Kennedy, Communications Assistant, Sustainability Hub. Photo credits: Maverick Chan (Third Quadrant Design), Faculty of Applied Science. What would it feel like to study and learn in a cozy, sustainable teaching space? A team of UBC architecture and engineering students might have...
Words by Aylin Turker, Digital Content Creator, Sustainability Hub. The Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a cultural and architectural masterpiece that requires modern seismic safety measures to protect against future risks. In this interview, Dr. Tony Yang, a professor in...
Many UBC community members are working hard to address sustainability issues, and Earth Day feels like a natural time to celebrate sustainability and climate action by all our students, faculty and staff.
UBC student and staff perspectives on the climate emergency from this year's Climate Emergency Week.
UBC student Abul Bashar Rahman is preparing for an epic bike ride across Bangladesh to produce a documentary about how those most vulnerable to climate change in the country are experiencing and preparing for its impacts. With climate change putting vast swathes of Bangladesh at risk of...
Open Date March 15, 2023 Close Date April 12, 2023 BACKGROUND In 1990, UBC signed the Talloires Declaration, a 10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability into higher education. UBC was the first university in Canada to adopt a sustainable development policy in 1997, and the first to open...
PROFILE Name: Akanksha Bhurtel Role: Doctoral student Faculty: Applied Science School: Engineering Campus: Okanagan (Kelowna, BC) Education: Master of Science, Engineering and Technology, Geotechnical Engineering, Thammasat University, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Pokhara University...
UBC’s new “Pathways to Net-zero Carbon in Buildings” project seeks to break down barriers and pilot innovative solutions to reduce the carbon emissions from buildings.

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