For the 11th consecutive year, UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022.
This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and are attracting employees because of their environmental leadership.
Some of the reasons why UBC is being recognized with this award include:
- UBC’s Workplace Sustainability Fund offers small grants to Sustainability Coordinators in departments to support a range of impactful sustainability projects across the campus, such as recycling of surplus office equipment, a campus farmers’ market, plastic reduction initiative, and community climate action virtual movie nights.
- UBC adopted the LEED Gold certification standard for all new construction and major renovations of institutional buildings, with 26 registered and certified buildings (the most for any Canadian university) — and with over 400 buildings, UBC has long-standing building renovation programs (dating back to 1998) to retrofit and upgrade with new energy saving features.
- UBC offers an impressive range of highly focused sustainability initiatives across campus that aim to foster a culture of sustainability among staff, students and the community — from Sustainability Tours to the Green Labs Program that promotes sustainable behaviours to the 24-hectare on-campus certified organic farm with over 200 varieties of crops.
UBC puts sustainability at the heart of teaching, learning and research and is integrated through our operations and infrastructure. We are committed to leadership in Climate Action, and our sustainability efforts are proudly delivered by students, faculty and staff — learn more about how you can get involved.
In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers this year, UBC was also recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
To see all of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022, visit https://www.canadastop100.com/environmental/