This newsletter features current events, courses and updates on sustainability education at UBC. It is produced by the Teaching, Learning & Research office of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI).
Happy New Year! We have a new look for 2018. Check out the new ‘Sustainability Stories’ and ‘Tip of the Month’ sections! We like hearing from you, please send your comments and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through engaging activities and informative displays, participants will explore involvement opportunities and learn how to incorporate sustainability into their studies, work, and lifestyle. The fair is organized by the Sustainability Ambassadors team and supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiative.
Can capitalism restore social and ecological wellbeing? Joel Solomon will provide insight into the future of sustainable business in the context of climate change. Pizza will be provided. No cost to participants but registration is required.
Hear from Mark Jaccard, Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, on climate policy options for the reduction of greenhouse gasses. Limited seating available. Watch the livestream of the event here.
Learn what you can do to help someone in need. Show your support on Suicide Awareness Day, January 31. To request free Suicide Awareness Day stickers for your group, department, or faculty, please click here to place your order.
Move UBC, a month-long initiative to encourage our campus community to reduce sedentary behaviour, will kick-off on February 1st with Wear Active Wear day. Check out the full list of events here.
Dr. John Liu will draw from his research projects to demonstrate how sociology can enhance our understanding of the carbon market, the most prominent policy tool to address climate change. RSVP.
Register by: January 22
Map the System is a global research-based competition that invites you to think differently about social change. Compete with other teams to represent UBC globally, win cash prizes of up to $2500, and a trip to Oxford, UK for the global final! Sign up by January 22.
Apply by: January 31
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to gain leadership skills and to engage collaboratively in projects that create social change and promote sustainability? Apply to become a Sustainability Ambassador.
Apply by: February 11
Passionate about sustainable development in Canada? Applications are open for young leaders (aged 18-30) who reside in Canada for the Generation SDG summit in Waterloo, Ontario (April 25-25, 2018).
Apply by: February 25
If you are a current grad student interested in gaining work experience to advance your career in sustainability, check out the summer 2018 UBC Sustainability Scholars Program projects. The full list will be on the website by Saturday, February 3.
Sustainability Ambassador Q&A
The Sustainability Ambassador program brings like-minded undergraduate and graduate students together to collaborate on projects that foster sustainability on campus. In this Q&A, Daryl-lee Schalm shares what it’s like to be a Sustainability Ambassador. READ MORE >>
If you’re interested in applying to become a Sustainability Ambassador, you can apply here until January 31.
Keep plastics out of the food scraps!
Watch out for Thelma and Thomas springing up in the next week on Sort it Out stations around campus. At UBC we turn food and plant waste into compost that is used for gardening on campus. You can do your part to Sort it Out right!