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
Sustainability Ambassadors Program
Join us in this interview with Jack Suchodolski and Kshamta Hunter to learn more about the Sustainability Ambassador’s Program, how the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) has helped the program grow, and hear advice from Jack on getting involved in sustainability leadership.
Climate Justice UBC
Join us in this Q and A with Michelle Xie and Yasmina Seifeddine from CJUBC, as they discuss CJUBC’s demands for UBC to follow up on their fossil fuel divestment commitments, how the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) has supported CJUBC’s work and values, and the deeper message behind the recent release of the CJUBC CEF Grant Report.
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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.