UBC working with City of Vancouver to tackle green initiatives

UBC Sauder School of Business Prof. Moura Quayle is leading the Campus-City Collaborative (C3), a new initiative that will bring the City of Vancouver together with six post-secondary institutions to work on projects aimed at making Vancouver the world’s greenest city by 2020.

As a part of the C3 initiative, the partners established CityStudio, a program which connects students, faculty, experts and city staff to work on real?world projects through dialogue and design. More than 400 students took part in C3 courses during the fall term – a successful pilot semester that was celebrated at a Dec. 7 event with Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Students from UBC will again be enrolled in CityStudio courses starting January. In addition, Sauder’s d.studio, a hands-on course that teaches applied problem solving for business challenges taught by Prof. Quayle, will partner with the CityStudio. Through this collaboration, d.studio students will get direct experience working on Vancouver Economic Commission projects aimed at helping the City achieve its sustainability goals.

For more information, visit the Sauder website.