2010 SHIFT MAGAZINE

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES AT UBC’S OKANAGAN CAMPUS l JUNE 2010

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SUSTAINABILITY. FROM HERE.

From the outset, UBC’s Okanagan campus has been dedicated to building a sustainable community.

Professor Stephen J. Toope, President and Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal; Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, Provost and Vice Principal Academic and Research

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CAMPUS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

UBC’s Okanagan campus has been dedicated to building a sustainable community.

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WALK WITH US

Take a campus sustainability walking tour online or in person and visit a series of sustainable stations around campus.

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Sustainability Office

UBC’s Okanagan campus develops a new dedicated Sustainability Office to help advance, lead, and deliver its sustainability vision.

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STUDENTS WEIGH-IN

Mallory Hewlko is a student ambassador for sustainability, invoking change as she engages the student body in sustainable initiatives.

Mallory Hewlko, goBEYOND Campus Coordinator

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COMPOST KING

Recycling is always on Allan King’s mind, and King is always on the go.

Allan King, Manager of Maintenance and Grounds

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COMMUNITIES OF WINE

Associate Professor of Geography Donna Senese has researched wine locally, nationally, and from the perspective of agritourism. 

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FROM THE GROUND UP

Facilities staff are the “nuts and bolts” of sustainability at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Roger Bizzotto, Facilities Manager

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GETTING OUT OF NEUTRAL: HELPING B.C. COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

Associate Professor of Economics Kenneth I. Carlaw explores how ‘Climate Justice’ may be the new catch phrase for the century.

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MORE RESEARCH SMALLER FOOTPRINT

Shelley Kayfish has made a career of pollution prevention.

Shelley Kayfish, Manager of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

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A COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Mary Stockdale wears two hats these days: she’s a volunteer community activist for sustainability and an Adjunct Professor in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

Clockwise from top left: Tanya Rumak; Raja Wariach; Mary Stockdale; and Kathleen Taylor

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLY

Building a campus is equivalent to building a community. And, as the campus develops, it becomes an increasingly valuable resource that will serve many other communities in turn.

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