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Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Climate Equity Action and Resilience (CLEAR) was created by the UBC Sustainability Hub and the UBC Learning Exchange, working with four DTES community organizations. The project will help the university to understand how to share its research while...

2023 Climate and Wellbeing Education Grants Unveiled!

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Addressing the Impacts of Canadian Mining on Communities in Africa

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Should the Fraser River Estuary have legal rights?

Ecological Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

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

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

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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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Words by Cait Murphy Egyptian civil society and activists have launched the slogans “No #ClimateJustice Without #HumanRights” and “No climate justice without open civic space” ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27). The slogans are a reference to host country Egypt’s...
I am pleased to announce that following the second annual open competition, 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. By participating in the COP as...
This year, the CLL Fund Competition will provide seed funding of up to $50,000 for 4 to 6 innovative projects in one of four priority areas. 1. Climate Action: Demonstration of innovation that seeks to combat climate change, through measures such as the reduction of GHG emissions, non-renewable...
The introduction of Canada Geese in B.C. has led to the overgrazing of wetlands, negatively affecting biodiversity and flood protection in our estuaries. Dominic Janus led a tour of the Pacific Spirit Park foreshore on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory (Musqueam), to show us firsthand the how these...
Words by Gä̀gala-ƛ̓iƛ̓ətko (Nadia Joe), Co-Manager, Climate Emergency Response, Sustainability Hub As we confront the climate emergency, we must deeply question the dominant narrative that pursues unlimited growth rooted in unrestrained colonial and capitalist paradigms. But can we reimagine new...
“We use storytelling as a way of humanizing the impacts of the climate crisis and communicating the importance of cross-movement solidarity. I hope that this project sparks interest, awareness, and action around how climate justice can be integrated into people's work — no matter what issue they...
Words by Linda Nowlan, photograph by Julia Kidder On a cloudy day on the Fraser estuary in Steveston, a group of Fraser Estuary Research Collaborative (FERC) Sustainability Scholars and their NGO mentors met at the Blue Cabin floating artist residency to share progress on their paid applied...
Words by Niki Afsharpour, Katherine Eadon-Clarke, and Cait Murphy The UC3 Summit included “The Race to Zero: Universities Working to Catalyze Climate Action” panel which had opening remarks by President Ono and Catherine McKenna, and featured speakers John Robinson, Cynthia María Villarreal Muraira...
On June 29th, 2022, a government delegation from Ireland toured the building with UBC leadership including Linda Nowlan, Senior Director, Sustainability Hub, Angelique Pilon, Director of Urban Innovation Research, and David Kiloh, Director of Facilities and Building Services for UBC Student Housing...

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