Platinum Sponsor
The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia(1908) is one of North America’s leading universities, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities worldwide.  Faculty and students from over 140 countries contribute to UBC’s two campus communities.  Vancouver campus on Canada's spectacular Pacific coast, surrounded by ocean, forest and mountains, and the college-size Okanagan campus located in BC’s scenic interior, provide distinctive learning environments.  Undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programs offered through 18 Faculties and 14 Schools, lead to internationally-recognized degrees in comprehensive fields of study, including: humanities & social sciences, visual & performing arts, business, engineering, life & physical sciences, resources sciences, and more.

UBC and Sustainability
UBC has long been a leader in sustainability, and the UBC Sustainability Initiative integrates the university’s academic and operational efforts.  UBC's achievements in sustainabilty include:
  • Launching Canada’s first university sustainability office in 1997
  • Being the first Canadian university to meet Kyoto Protocol targets
  • Being Canada’s first Fair Trade Campus
  • Offering more than 350 courses and 25 academic programs in sustainability
  • Having 304 faculty and 57 departments engaged in sustainability research
  • Having over 7,000 students engaged in residence-sustainability programs
The latest among UBC’s many outstanding facilities constructed and operated sustainably is the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, a  $37-million centre for research and action on the world’s most-pressing sustainability issues, and expected to be North America’s greenest building when it officially opens in November this year.