This month we look back on 2014 and review some of the big highlights and accomplishments such as the events and activities of Celebrate UBC and the Ripple Campaign, the launch of Sort it Out, the purchase of the iconic Iona building, fall Ideas Fair, progress on the campus heating upgrade and more!Got a story idea you’d like us to cover? Ping us on email or Twitter.
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Events included a 60’s themed BBQ celebrating the installation of pop rocks on Koerner Plaza, an outdoor Campus Chef Challenge between UBC and AMS chefs, Music on the Mall (featuring students from UBC’s School of Music) Sports on the Mall and the UBC Summer Nights Festival.
Sort it Out Rolls Out
Learning to Sort it Out assists people with diverting garbage away from landfills and reducing greenhouse gases. Reducing UBC’s carbon footprint is key to our Zero Waste Action Plan. So be sure to Sort it Out and watch for more bins on campus and more waste reduction and recycling news in 2015!
University Commons is currently being redesigned and project construction is scheduled to begin soon. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ideas Fair public consultation process! Learn more
Milestones Reached for UBC’s GHG Reductions
The campus heating project will see most of the Vancouver academic campus – more than 130 buildings – switch from an antiquated steam heating system launched in 1922 to a more efficient hot-water system.
The completed system will reduce UBC’s thermal energy use by 24 per cent, operational costs by $5.5 million per year and GHG emissions by over 22 per cent – which is 11,000 tonnes or the same as taking 2,000 cars off the road!
In the Spotlight
January 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Can’t make it? Stay tuned for ways to submit your questions about details on upcoming sessions.
January 7, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Flu Shot Survey
New Road Closures Map
Ripple Campaign Makes Waves
Walk n’ Roll to School
And in October, students from both University Hill Elementary School and Norma Rose Point joined communities around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Week.
UBC Bike to Work Week
We’re happy to report UBC once again took home the title in the Best in Higher Education and Best Workplace-1000+ Employers categories in HUB’s spring and fall Bike to Work Week! Congrats UBC!
UBC will use the building for academic and institutional use, with the Vancouver School of Economics as the main occupant. As one of the most iconic buildings on campus, the Iona Building often appears in photos of UBC as a landmark building.
Swings on Main Mall
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