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Report Card 2010

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University of British Columbia

Student Survey

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.



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AMS Sustainability

The AMS recognizes the ecological crisis humanity faces and the special responsibility universities, and university students, have in finding and implementing solutions. We acknowledge our obligations as global citizens and strive to create a sustainable and equitable future for all.


Sustainability Working Group, Institute of Mining Engineering

Environmental and social issues have become increasingly important in the mining industry, a fact recognized by the Faculty and students in Mining Engineering. The Sustainability Working Group (SWG) uses a cooperative team leadership approach. Graduate student members of the group are from a variety of disciplinary and experiential backgrounds.



Net Impact, Sauder Chapter

Net Impact is a worldwide network of MBAs, graduate students, and professionals who are committed to using business for a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. The Net Impact chapter at Sauder currently has are dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability education outside of the MBA classroom with approximately 30 members. Joe English & Alexandre Hebert authored a paper entitled "The MBA Curriculum: A Review of its sustainability content" in 2008 for Sauder.




Common Energy, UBC Chapter

Common Energy is a student group working towards bringing UBC beyond carbon-neutral. They are currently working with the Campus Climate Network on the GoBeyond Project, a BC-wide initiative to take institutions of higher education beyond climate neutral.



Student Environment Centre (SEC)

SEC is a resource group mandated by the Alma Mater Society for people within the UBC Community who are concerned, or would like to learn more about environmental problems and the broader issues of sustainability facing our planet. Volunteers provide environmental and sustainability resources to the UBC community and organize a number of events and projects like Buy Nothing Day and the UBC Sustainability Conference



Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Sustainability Club

Have you ever asked yourself what Sustainability is all about? What do we mean by a balance between Social, Economical and Environmental priorities? Do you understand that North American people live as if 4.6 planets Earth were available to support our lifestyle? Our Club was initiated by people just like you who pondered about these things. We are also seeking for answers and solutions to implement in our department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) at the University of British Columbia



CUS Sustainability, UBC Commerce

Created by commerce students at UBC, Chasing Sustainability coordinates a speaker series that increases students' knowledge and curiosity of sustainable business practices



Environmental Science Students Association (ESSA)

A student club representing the environmental sciences program at UBC



Emerging Green Builders UBC

The UBC EGB will engage a robust interdisciplinary network of students, scholars, professors, practitioners, and administrators concerned with the future of the built environment.  We intend to provide students and new professionals affordable resources for integrating green design in their studies and practice.  Further, it is our mission to partake in advancing UBC and the Pacific Northwest as a global leader in sustainable design, development, and building



Engineers without Borders UBC

Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to improving the livelihood of people in developing countries. We believe that people have great potential, and when provided with the opportunity, they are capable of bringing about tremendous change for themselves and their community. The UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is just one of 27 (and counting) university chapters across the country.



Ancient Forest Committee (AFC)

Rallies and initiatives to conserve the forest




A student-run volunteer organization at UBC that endeavors to make accessible the healthiest, most affordable, and most sustainably produced food on campus through a cafe, a grocery store, a bulk buying club, and a catering business



Oxfam UBC

International advocacy, aid, and sustainable development organization



The goBeyond project

Implemented by a network of student leaders from post-secondary schools across BC that seeks to educate, inspire, engage and support students in implementing climate action on their campuses



UBC Food Society Club

A community of hungry people who want to discover and adventure food at UBC and in Vancouver. They come together at least once a month to eat well, learn to cook, and learn other wonderful ways food impacts our lives



Social Justice Centre

A resource group of the AMS set out to abolish socio-economic inequalities that exist both globally and in our communities



Global Outreach Students' Association

An interdisciplinary group that provides students with opportunities to learn about health and development issues. GOSA primarily focuses on raising awareness about the complex issues surrounding health in less developed countries. They provide students the opportunity to gain practical experience working within disadvantaged communities locally and internationally.



Friends of the Farm

A group of people to promote the UBC Farm and organize outreach events. The Friends of the Farm (FoF) is available to both students (as an AMS group) and the wider community.



Agents of Change

The UBC chapter of a registered non-profit dedicated to youth engagement and sustainable solutions to global poverty.

Aside from putting on regular awareness and fundraising events, our Agents organize innovative and sustainable projects such as Inter-university Microcredit Challenge. These projects are creating awareness among young people, engaging them in the fight against global poverty and growing a powerful microcredit fund entirely managed by the youth.


Green Party of UBC

The Green Party UBC Club strives to promote environmental awareness, governmental accountability, and sustainable economic prosperity. This club holds screening of documentaries related to Green issues, weekly meetings to discuss club business and topics of interest, parties, and other events featuring speakers such as Elizabeth May, leader of the Federal Green Party, and Adriane Carr, leader of the BC Green Party.



Students Taking Initiative

Students Taking Initiative (S.T.I. UBC) is comprised of a group of students dedicated to taking the initiative to give back to the community. The club focuses both on humanitarian work (raising funds, donating time and helping various charitable organizations) and fostering leadership at all levels.




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