UBCO’s 3rd Teach-In on Climate and Justice
Join UBC Okanagan students, faculty and staff for:
Enjoy climate-friendly food during the poster session!
When: Tuesday, March 12
UBCO Green Labs:
UBC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE:
REASEARCH TO ACTION:
Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting
Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting, is a symposium, which takes place on the Unceded Territory of the Syilx People of the Okanagan Nation, considers what Timothy Morton has called “the net effect”: mass extinction and planetary injustice—exploring the Arts/Humanities as method in navigating, educating about, and ultimately creating awareness of what it means to live sustainably in an age of mass extinction. As such, our symposium is situated at the interstices of sustainability and multispecies storytelling no longer limited by anthropocentrism.
Date: Wed. July 19
For more information and to register: Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting
UBC at COP28
Applications for UBC’s delegation at COP28 will open on June 1 and close on July 14.
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
The annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) brings together countries, civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to accelerate action on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For more information and to apply visit: UBC at COP28
Land & Food Systems Scholar Series: Agriculture’s Transition to Net Zero Emissions – What is Livestock’s Role?
Join Dr. Ermias Kebreab, Associate Dean and Professor of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the Director of the World Food Centre at the University of California-Davis, as he presents on livestock’s role in how agriculture is transitioning to net zero emissions.
When: Mon. May 15, 2023 @ 10-11:30 am PDT
Celebrate Earth Day with some climate-aware food choices!
Try a plant-forward dish! UBCO Food Services is offering a $1 off of the following delicious plant-forward meals:
Bring your travel mug to get $1 off any beverage at UBCO Food Service locations from Thursday to Saturday!
When: Thu-Sat. April 20-22, 2023
Local Food Values Dialogue Series
The UBCO Local Food Values Dialogues are a way for the UBC Okanagan Community to more clearly identify and define the environmental and social values our university uses when purchasing local food from Okanagan food producers. Through these three dialogues, participants will think through what these values are, and how they could be identified on farms in the Okanagan bioregion, that grow some of the food that is eaten on campus.
Dialogue 1: Sustainability of organic/regenerative agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and salmon habitats
Dialogue 2: Justice for farm workers, farmers and other food producers, particularly those representing Indigenous and other diverse groups
Dialogue 3: How can we at UBCO begin to confirm these values in our ongoing food value chain relationships?
Register for our Local Food Values Dialogue Series by clicking here.
UBCO’s 2nd Teach-In on Climate and Justice
Join fellow campus community members at the second UBC Okanagan Teach-In for a dialogue on climate and justice research and an open space on climate action in the UBCO community! Panel discussions will be presented by UBCO faculty and staff and moderated by student hosts.
For more information and to register, visit HERE.
When: Mon. March 13, 2023 @ 6:00-8:30 pm
Do you have a creative idea to make your lab or research activity more sustainable?
The Green Labs Fund, offered annually by the Green Labs Program, promotes and supports sustainability in labs across our campuses. Faculty, staff and students from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan are invited to apply to receive up to $4,000 to implement an innovative project.
Funding applications that meet the following additional criteria may be considered more favorably:
LEARN MORE AND APPLY by March 19, 2023 at 11:59pm.
UBC Sustainability Scholars – Call for Applications
Sustainability on Screen Film Series: Racing Extinction
Join us on January 26th for the screening of Racing Extinction, the first in the Sustainability on Screen film series. Racing Extinction is a 2015 documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos.
This screening is free and open to all and will be held in the theatre at Okanagan College Kelowna Campus.
Sustainability on Screen is a series of documentary-screenings, panel discussions and Q&As that will be hosted at Okanagan College with the intention to engage the public with climate activism. Panels and audience-wide Q&As will investigate the significance of the humanities and story-telling has in combatting the climate crisis and societal agenda-setting. All times and locations are the same and each event will be offering refreshments.
The series is moderated by Dr. Jodey Castricano (UBCO) and Dr. Shona Harrison (UBCO, OC) and is part of a collaborative project between the University of British Columbia, Okanagan and the University of Exeter (UK). Sustainability on Screen is organized by the Post-Anthropocentrism and Critical Animal Studies Research Group [PACAS] and is supported by a UBC Okanagan-Exeter Excellence Catalyst Grant and the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies.
When: Thu. Jan. 26 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm
(BE) LONGING: Tiny Stories for Radical Futures
Join UBCO students, staff, faculty and extended community to celebrate the launch of “(BE)LONGING: Tiny Stories for Radical Futures,” edited by Chantal Bilodeau and written by the CRWR 473 students: Makena Bennett, Marcey Costello, Miriam Cummings, Ricarro Duhaney, Annie Furman, Hope Kircher, Rhea Kjargaard and Calise Stankoven. There will be readings and a conversation on how we can creatively engage with the climate crisis.
When: Wed. Dec. 7 @ 7:00 pm
UBC Reads Sustainability with Geoff Dembicki
Featuring The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change
Join climate investigative journalist and award-winning author Geoff Dembicki live from Brooklyn for a conversation on his latest work, which draws from confidential oil industry documents to uncover how companies like Exxon, Koch Industries, and Shell built a global right-wing echo chamber to protect oil sands profits.
When: Thu. Nov. 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join UBC students, staff, and faculty on-the-ground at COP27 in conversation with CBC News climate journalist Lisa Johnson for an inside view of the negotiations, discussions, and emotions of the conference.
With Gideon Berry, Rudri Bhatt, Simon Donner, Abul Bashar Rahman, Veronica Relano, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, and Rynn Zhang.
When: Tue. Nov. 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SORT IT OUT: Choose to Reuse Event
Use a reusable mug and you’ll reduce waste
At UBC’s Okanagan campus, single-use coffee cups account for the second highest amount of accepted recyclable material found in the waste and recycling streams*.
Learn about what goes where and why with your colleagues and classmates at this fun, educational Sort It Out event where you will actively participate in advancing the Okanagan campus’ Climate Action Plan 2030 commitments by:
When: Tue. Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Visit www.sustain.ok.ubc.ca/waste for more information on how to Sort It Out at UBCO.
Download event poster.
*The 2022 Waste Audit, commissioned by UBC Okanagan’s Facilities Management department, reported that of the 88% of the divertible material found in the waste stream, 19% was made up of disposable cups. Similar statistics appeared within the recycling audit, which reported that paper coffee cups were listed as the top material recycled at 20%. Improvements to these audit figures can be easily achieved through proper sorting measures applied at the recycling stations found around campus.
Mode-Shift: A Campus Commuting Event
Promoting sustainable, active transportation
Join UBCO faculty, staff and students at a sustainable commuting showcase for a chance to win prizes and learn about:
Visit www.transportation.ok.ubc.ca for more information on ways to get to, from, and around UBCO.
Download poster HERE.
When: Tue. Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
UBC Okanagan Teach-In on Climate/Justice
Join fellow campus community members at the first UBC Okanagan Teach-In on Climate/Justice. Panel discussions will be presented by UBCO faculty and staff and moderated by student hosts.
More information can be found HERE.
When: Mon. March 29, 2022 @ 6:00-8:00 pm