This newsletter features current events and updates on sustainability education at UBC. It is produced by the Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement office of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI).
Are you a student interested in connecting with other students and staff on sustainability-related projects? Are you a staff or faculty interested in gathering input from or partnering with students on your sustainability initiatives? Join student leaders and UBC staff at the Student Sustainability Council Open House to explore how you can connect with them on sustainability projects and get involved with the Student Sustainability Council next fall. Light refreshments will be provided. Register by March 23.
Apply by: March 30
A new UBC Master of Education program specializing in Education for Sustainability will begin in August 2018. This innovative graduate cohort program is offered in partnership with CityStudio. Learn more.
Join the Sustainability Ambassadors in the BC Hydro Theatre at the premiere of a series of mini-documentaries they produced about the connection between us and resources used at UBC. Register to attend.
Join the Sustainability Ambassadors for their final film symposium screening of “Just Eat It” and panel discussion on food waste. Register to attend and to be entered in a draw to win a prize.
Drop by Vancouver City Hall on Friday, April 6th between 9:30am and 12:30pm to see what the students from SFU, BCIT, UBC and Langara College have been up to this semester with CityStudio. Learn more.
The film explores how an environmental review of projects such as Enbridge, Kinder Morgan and the Site C dam excludes or under-represents major areas of intangible value and commitment that are recognized in the ecological economics and ecosystem services literature as equally or more important than material values. Learn more.
Over the next several years, UBC is planning to increase the amount of student housing on campus and provide more services and amenities within the U Boulevard Area. There are two ways you can participate: Online Survey or attend an open house.
Apply by: March 25
If you are a student with passion for sustainability, check out the various work-learn opportunities for this summer at the UBC Sustainability Initiative and Campus + Community Planning.
Apply by: March 30
Are you a student who will be on campus over the summer? The Agronomy Garden team is looking to recruit new core members to help manage the garden, events, and communications. Learn more.
LFS student researchers aiming to make the Agronomy Garden a more interactive and welcoming space are collecting input for signage options and designs. Participate in their survey to be entered in a draw for a $50 UBC Bookstore Giftcard!
UBC Climate Town Hall
On March 6th, the first ever UBC Climate Town Hall brought together more than 300 students, staff, and faculty from across disciplines to brainstorm creative strategies to springboard future campus climate action. Read more about what emerged from this event.