Core Area – People and Places

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

In the 50 years since UBC Press first launched, the publishing landscape has changed immensely. Print books have been joined by audiobooks and e-books as the expected offerings from a modern publisher. E-book technology itself is rapidly evolving. Earlier generations of e-books posed significant barriers to accessibility, limiting how a reader could navigate through the […]

C.D. Howe Institute ranks UBC 1st in climate change & endowment activities and governance

C.D. Howe Institute ranks UBC 1st in climate change & endowment activities and governance

Please visit https://sustain.ubc.ca/stories/cd-howe-institute-ranks-ubc-first-both-climate-change-endowment-activities-and-their to read the full story

UBC Okanagan student residence receives Passive House certification

UBC Okanagan student residence receives Passive House certification

While climate change is seeing global temperatures trending up, UBC’s Okanagan campus is committed to trending greenhouse gas emissions down and its newest and most efficient student residence building is playing no small part in those ambitious plans. In May 2022, UBCO’s Skeena Residence officially received Passive House certification—a stringent set of efficient design and […]

Equity Enhancement Fund call for proposals

As part of UBC’s commitment to advancing equity and inclusion across its campuses, faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to the Equity Enhancement Fund for projects that are responsive to community needs and advance one or more of the actions outlined in UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan. Proposals can be submitted by June […]

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

The University of British Columbia has once again been ranked as a global leader in sustainability efforts. UBC placed 13th overall (out of more than 1,400 institutions) in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact ranking for institutional efforts to advance the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDG). The goals promote environmental, social and economic well-being […]

UBC Library opens new Conservation Space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

UBC Library opens new Conservation Space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

A specialized Conservation Space designed to facilitate the conservation, preservation, and treatment of the library’s physical materials has recently been opened at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The creation of this space will enable UBC’s Preservation Unit to work with greater efficiency and tackle more demanding and challenging responsibilities. The Conservation Space, which opened […]

UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report

UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report

Please visit https://news.ubc.ca/2022/04/22/ubc-releases-anti-racism-and-inclusive-excellence-task-force-report/.

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022. This award recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and are attracting employees because of their environmental leadership.  Visit the Focus on People website to see why UBC was selected for this award. 

Installing antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces in Applied Science buildings

Installing antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces in Applied Science buildings

The UBC Faculty of Applied Science has recently installed more than 400 copper patches in high-touch surfaces across nine department buildings. Funded through the Copper and Health program by Teck Resources, the project aims to use antimicrobial properties of copper to maintain a sanitized environment that reduces the spread of infection. The patches, self-sanitizing adhesive […]

Imagining UBC’s Digital Future

Imagining UBC’s Digital Future

Digital UBC aims to develop a forward-looking strategy that advances Shaping UBC’s Next Century and reflects the needs of the community in the context of a post-pandemic world. With a view to sustaining UBC’s position at the forefront of technology experimentation and adoption in the sector, the digital strategy will guide technology decisions, actions and […]