Green Building Innovation – Change Agent: 20 Years of Sustainability at UBC

UBC is at the forefront of redefining what ‘green’ buildings and communities can be, for our campuses and beyond. With more than 400 institutional and residential buildings on campus, our energy footprint is sizeable — but we are shrinking it by transforming how we think about buildings and sustainability. We are moving beyond pioneering green building practices and creating sustainable communities by exploring how our built environments can influence healthier lifestyles and create social connections.

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Recycling & Waste – Change Agent: 20 Years of Sustainability at UBC

At UBC, we’ve embraced a bold vision of a zero-waste campus. Our Zero-Waste Action Plan, released in 2014, includes a target of diverting 80 per cent of our waste from the landfill by 2020. We’re well on the way to reaching that goal, thanks to a concerted effort by our students, faculty and staff. The investments we are making towards becoming a waste-free campus will reap rewards for generations to come.

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The Heart of the Matter: Connected, Directed Teaching that Touches Lives

Community-based, collegial and integral to student success, UBC’s Jump Start program gives international students a ‘jump’ on life and learning at UBC.

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UBC to house Western Canada’s first residential school history centre

The University of British Columbia formally announced today the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC). This $5.5-million building in the heart of campus will recognize the history and experiences of residential school survivors, and memorialize the thousands of indigenous children who died while in attendance.

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#UBCHomecoming on September 17, 2016

UBC Homecoming is a time to welcome students to campus, welcome back alumni, reconnect with friends and classmates, start some new traditions, and really show our school spirit. This year’s Homecoming starts with some fun activities around campus and concludes with the big game. Saturday, September 17th is your chance to watch the 2015 Vanier Cup Champion UBC Thunderbirds take on the University of Regina Rams. Break out the blue, get out your gold, cheer on your Thunderbirds and show your UBC pride.

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