Margolese prize winner advocates for sustainable landscape design
Landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander — this year’s winner of the prestigious Margolese Prize — could easily rest on her laurels.
Oct 29, 2015
UBC students demonstrate remote-control water-jet boats
University of British Columbia students have spent the past two weeks designing, building, and testing water-jet powered vehicles operated by remote control. Today, they will find out who has designed the fastest boat of them all.
Apr 22, 2015
Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability
John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?
Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.
Feb 1, 2012
UBC Museum of Anthropology receives prestigious national landmark status
The University of British Columbia’s iconic Museum of Anthropology, designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious architectural awards. The museum is one […]
May 4, 2011
UBC’s downtown Vancouver campus to be transformed into International Media Centre for Games
More than 3,000 journalists from around the world will report to UBC Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics as it is transformed by the B.C. government into the International Media Centre.
Apr 27, 2009 - by By Brian Lin