Crowdfunding has been generating a lot of buzz lately, so the SBA decided to hop on the bandwagon and explore the potential impact of crowdfunding for BC enterprises.

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UBC Reads Sustainability returns to IKBLC for 2012/2013!  The lecture series is an exciting program that brings well-known sustainability authors to UBC campus to engage in a campus-wide discussion. It’s part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. Above all, it’s a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

Each year UBC Sustainability selects leading sustainability books, work with instructors across campus to integrate the books into courses, and then we bring the authors to UBC for a public lecture series.

  • Ozzie Zehner author of Green IllusionsSeptember 28, 2012, 12.00-1.00PM at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Ozzie Zehner is the author of Green Illusions and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent publications include public science pieces in Christian Science Monitor, The American Scholar, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Humanist, The Futurist, and Women’s Studies Quarterly. He has appeared on PBS, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and regularly guest lectures at universities. Zehner’s research and projects have been covered by The Sunday TimesUSA TodayWIREDThe Washington PostBusiness Weekand numerous other media outlets. He also serves on the editorial board of Critical Environmentalism.

Zehner primarily researches the social, political and economic conditions influencing energy policy priorities and project outcomes. His work also incorporates symbolic roles that energy technologies play within political and environmental movements. His other research interests include consumerism, urban policy, environmental governance, international human rights, and forgeries.

Green Illusions pioneers a critique of alternative energy from an environmental perspective, arguing that concerned citizens should instead focus on walkable communities, improved consumption, governance, and most notably, women’s rights. Get a Free Chapter Now by sharing GreenIllusions.org on Facebook.


For more information about the UBC Reads Sustainability Series, please find here.

Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers

“Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children’s books of all kinds into K-6 classrooms. “

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