Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dialogues at UBC Robson Square

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and UBC present four public talks in the areas of brain health, regenerative building design, child development and quantum computing in Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dialogues at UBC Robson Square.
In the second of these talks — “Redefining ‘green’: Buildings that improve the natural and human condition” — Prof. John Robinson will offer his perspective on how the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC is aiming to accelerate sustainability at UBC and beyond.

Robinson, who leads CIRS and is a pioneer in the field of regenerative sustainability, thinks that much of the green movement misses the point: “We need to move beyond just ‘greening’ our buildings and start designing structures that actually produce net benefits for both the environment and human well-being.”

Prof. Robinson will be joined by Raymond Cole, professor of architecture at UBC who has been teaching sustainable building design for more than 30 years.

Date:     Feb. 1
Time:     6 p.m.
Place:    UBC Robson Square, Room C180, 800 Robson Street. 
Info:      This event is free and open to the public, no registration required. Q&A and refreshments to follow.

Upcoming public dialogues:
•  Feb. 8: Behavioural development in children with Prof. Adele Diamond and Prof. Clyde Hertzman
•  Feb. 15: The state of quantum computing in Canada with Prof. Ray Laflamme