Greening the campus and the world – UBC as a Living Laboratory

TitleGreening the campus and the world - UBC as a Living Laboratory
OtherCollege for Interdisciplinary Studies
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

There is a notable gap between projects that focus on ‘greening campuses’ and those focusing on teaching and learning outcomes. The aim of the proposed project is to implement the pilot phase of an undergraduate course that integrates the two perspectives. The course curriculum has been submitted to the Senate’s Curriculum Committee (enclosed). The course, building upon and partnering with the SEEDS program, will be open for students from six partner Faculties. It will be interdisciplinary and integrate undergraduate teaching with research at UBC. Last but not least, it will integrate teaching, learning and research on sustainability at UBC with sustainable development of UBC’s Planning and Operations. The intricate structure of the course demands careful planning. It will therefore be open only to a small number of 3-4 year students during a two year long pilot phase (ca 50) and thereafter open up to a larger number of students.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2010/2011
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorGunilla Oberg
Year 1: Funded Amount8,000
Year 1: Team Members

Gunilla Oberg, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, College for Interdisciplinary Studies
Don Mavinic, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Ian Cavers, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
Katherine Harrison, Professor, Political Science / Member, President's Advisory on Sustainability, Faculty of Arts
Jack Saddler, Dean, Faculty of Forestry
Murray Isman, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
James Tansey, Director, Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation, Sauder School of Business
Charles Easton, Director, Sustainability Office
David Woodson, Managing Director, Building Operations
John Metras, Managing Director, Infrastructure Development