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. During the conference, Scholars will be presenting on their work in themed panel sessions moderated by industry experts.
Students interested in sustainability or in applying to the Sustainability Scholars Program may be interested in attending the conference. Students in your program or department may even be presenting! The conference takes place Wednesday September 29 from 1 to 5 pm, registration is required. More details are below.
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Conference | RESEARCH TO ACTION: ADVANCING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY 2021
When: Wednesday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.
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, and our urban spaces.
You will enjoy 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, local health authorities, local governments, utilities 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: Graham Cavanagh, Senior Planner, TransLink
Panel Themes: Better World | Building Emissions | Building Greener | Capacity Building | Climate Equity | Equity, Inclusion & Resilience | Land Use | One Water | Sustainability in Healthcare | Sustainable Transportation | Zero Waste
Conference Website: https://sustain.ubc.ca/events/research-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-1
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/research-to-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2021-tickets-169373499697
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Karen Taylor MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://sustain.ubc.ca/scholars