Event: Climate Economy Summit
On September 14, academic, government and industry experts will come together to discuss the opportunities and risks in the net zero transition at the first-of-its-kind Climate Economy Summit at UBC.
Sep 11, 2023
Microplastic pollution: Plants could be the answer
UBC scientists create device that uses wood dust to trap up to 99.9 per cent of microplastics in water.
Aug 16, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education
The University of British Columbia has once again been ranked as a global leader in sustainability efforts.
Apr 28, 2022
UBC chemist helps create new compostable coffee pod
New compostable pods made of specially engineered plant-based materials break down fully in 35 days in municipal composting.
Feb 22, 2021
UBC, UC announce University Climate Change Coalition leadership transition
University of British Columbia President Santa J. Ono and University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced a transition in leadership of the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) a network of 22 leading North American research universities working together to accelerate local and regional climate action.
Jun 22, 2020
UBC signs Canada-wide charter to address climate change through responsible investment
UBC has joined leading Canadian universities to launch Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities, signaling a national commitment to tackle climate change through responsible investment practices.
Jun 18, 2020
UBC ranks seventh globally in impact: Times Higher Education
UBC continues to excel in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, placing first in Canada and seventh globally out of more than 850 participating institutions from 89 countries across six continents.
Apr 22, 2020
UBC declares climate emergency and moves forward on two key divestment initiatives
The University of British Columbia has today joined communities and organizations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.
Dec 5, 2019
Montreal households the greenest in Canada: UBC study
Montreal households are the greenest in the country, and Edmonton’s the least, according to a new UBC study.
Jul 27, 2016
UBC named top Canadian university in sustainability
UBC’s Vancouver campus has earned the highest rating among Canadian universities for sustainability.
Oct 27, 2015
Scientists eager to participate in public discourse on environment
A survey of more than 500 researchers indicates that scientists have the desire to get more involved in public discussion and policy decisions regarding environmental issues, but have concerns about how their efforts might be perceived.
Apr 2, 2014
Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?
The public increasingly expects host cities to meet tough environmental standards, says expert.
Feb 12, 2014
Small Canadian communities not ready for climate change: study
Dramatic differences exist in how Canadian communities are preparing for the effects of climate change, a new study finds.
Feb 3, 2014
Wade Davis, acclaimed anthropologist and author, joins the University of British Columbia
Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined UBC to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk.
Dec 18, 2013
New Director of CIRS Ray Cole says we should expand our focus from creating green buildings to creating sustainable patterns of living.
Nov 4, 2013
Marine life outracing land animals toward cooler habitats
Marine species are migrating toward the poles as much as 12 times faster than land-based species as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.
Aug 4, 2013
Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
Jul 25, 2013
What Canadian media are missing about climate change
Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?
Jun 6, 2013