Climate Action Partnership – Moving UBC Beyond Climate-neutral

TitleClimate Action Partnership – Moving UBC Beyond Climate-neutral
OtherVP Administration & Finance
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Over the spring term, 2008, students, staff and faculty members are collaborating together to create UBC's Climate Action Framework, a strategy that moves UBC beyond climate-neutral. This TLEF project seeks to implement the curriculum development recommendations coming out of this collaborative community planning process. Core components of this project include:

  • providing opportunities for students to work with faculty, using problem based learning to develop and update a comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory for the university
  • facilitating climate related curriculum development in partnership with students and faculty members
  • creating a comprehensive, web-based, open source climate research opportunity data base thereby enhancing students ability to participate in applicable and practical problem based learning
  • enabling a UBC SEEDS program to further facilitate sustainability-related research opportunities for students at UBC
  • conducting cluster analysis of climate related research taking place at UBC in collaboration with the VP Research
  • preparing a discussion paper on research related UBC investment opportunities for carbon offsets
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLiz Ferris
Year 1: Funded Amount19,600
Year 1: Team Members

Liz Ferris, Student Engagement Coordinator, UBC Sustainability Office
James Tansey, Professor, Sauder School of Business
Brendon Goodmurphy, VP Academic and University Affairs, Alma Mater Society
Brenda Sawada, Manager, SEEDS Program, UBC Sustainability Office
Charlene Easton, Director, Sustainability Office