UBC understands that the actions we take today will affect human and environmental wellbeing for generations to come.
The stories below provide a window into the broad range of climate emergency-related activities underway by UBC academic units, operational departments, community initiatives, and student groups. UBC invites you to explore what’s happening, and join us in this vital work.
Climate Emergency Fund Recipients Share Back
UBC Climate Hub
Join us in this Q and A with UBC Climate Hub coordinator Meghan Wise and Climate Wellbeing lead Lea Anderson as they discuss the impact of the climate emergency on today’s youth and how wellbeing is more important now than ever before.
Climate Action Mobilizers
Join us in this Q and A with two CAMs, undergraduate students Minaho Chiew and Isabella Montecalvo, as we hear from them about the challenges that students may face in climate work, what motivates them to take climate action, and how being a CAM is more than just a job.
Public Scholars Initiative
Learn more from PSI coordinator Serbulent Turan and current scholar Grace Nosek, who has published a hopeful climate fantasy trilogy. They discuss how the CEF has accelerated necessary climate work at UBC and the exciting plans for this new cohort of climate scholars.
Transdisciplinary Collaborative PhD Pilot for Climate Emergency
Join us in this Q and A with Dr. Naoko Ellis and Dr. Derek Gladwin as they discuss their climate story, why they advocate for transdisciplinary teaching and research, and their hopes for the future of climate research.
January 17, 2023
Opinion: It’s time to recognize that colonialism causes climate change – and repair our relationships
January 6, 2023
Op-Ed written by Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation, a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, and a Medical Health Officer with Island Health, Vancouver Island Health Authority.
As complicated and flawed as COP is, colonialism is now in summary documents that world leaders reference during their negotiations. I went to COP27 hoping we were a step closer to collective recognition.
December 2, 2022
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November 17, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 7, 2022
Climate change and its effects are now the focus of a new area of study at UBC, where several courses are now being offered to study the impact of climate change.
Featuring interviews with Linda Nowlan, Senior Director, Sustainability Hub; Dr. Tara Ivanochko, Academic Director, Sustainability Hub, and student Carly Hilbert.
Homegrown Climate Justice: UBC Forestry student receives Indigenous Strategic Initiatives funding for DTES regreening project
October 27, 2022
October 26, 2022