campus sustainability

  • Come for the selfie, stay for the sustainability

    Come for the selfie, stay for the sustainability

    UBC students built a hempcrete building that is one of the first ‘carbon-minimal’ institutional buildings in Canada. Bonus – it’s Instagram worthy

  • UBC continues to be a global leader in impact

    UBC continues to be a global leader in impact

    UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world. More than 1,000 institutions participated in the rankings – a 50 per cent increase from last year.

  • UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

    UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

    UBC Vancouver is ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware, and encouraging students, faculty and staff to choose reusable options such as their own mugs, water bottles and cutlery instead.

  • Behind the scenes with UBC’s gardeners

    Behind the scenes with UBC’s gardeners

    Every year, UBC’s campus erupts in bloom, from delicate cherry blossoms and magnificent magnolias to brightly coloured alliums and richly scented lilacs. It’s not just the work of Mother Nature that’s responsible for bringing the university landscape to life. A dedicated staff of 35 gardeners, arborists and horticulturists, divided into five crews, work year-round to…