Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability
An online speaker event, on September 29, 1:00pm - 5:00 pm
What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?
UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 29 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, our urban spaces, and the Fraser Estuary.
This represents an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Translink, and many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs.
Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.
Keynote Speaker: Angela Danyluk, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of Vancouver
- Land, Water & Resource Management
- Living Shorelines & Habitat Restoration
- Mobility & Sustainable Transportation
- Energy & Emissions
- Agriculture & Food Security
- Resilient Communities
- Water Systems
- Livable Cities
- Better World
- Capacity Building
- Sustainable Health Care
As you know, the UBC Sustainability Scholars program offers graduate students paid opportunities to work with community partners on sustainability related projects over the summer. If you're interested in sustainability or in applying to the program, or if you're just interested in sustainability, attending may be an excellent primer!