Research To Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability

Research To Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability

UBC Sustainability Scholars are involved in creating real change. In September 2017, 33 UBC Sustainability Scholars shared how they are advancing urban sustainability across the region during a half-day conference at UBC.

Presenting their applied research projects in themed panel sessions, Scholars lead discussions on critical sustainability challenges such as water sustainability, energy efficient buildings, green transportation, waste management, building social resilience, influencing behaviour change and scaling sustainable practices for success.

The main floor meetings rooms of the CIRS building were abuzz that day. Comprised of UBC students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals, 174 attendees came to hear the Scholars’ presentations.