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Since 2002, UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab has been providing demonstrated, innovative solutions to global sustainability issues – facilitating learning opportunities, knowledge exchange & dissemination that impact real world practice and policy.

About Campus as a Living Lab

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Our values

Our work is guided by a set of core values, in addition to the values laid out in UBC’s Strategic Plan, Shaping the Next Century. 

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1. Sustainability

We support and develop projects that contribute to ecological, social and economic sustainability, address the climate and biodiversity crises, and are aligned with the long-term strategic vision for the UBC campus and its community.

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2. Equity and Inclusion

Demonstration of innovation in physical or social systems that seeks to strengthen their capacity to withstand and adapt to paradigm-altering shocks, such as climate change, global pandemics, natural disasters, automation and job loss, etc.

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3. Transparency

We build collaborations and partnerships through clear and open processes, and ensuring fair, ethical, consensual and transparent engagement.

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4. Collaborative Learning

We embrace participatory and reciprocal ways of learning and sharing knowledge, reflective of the different communities, knowledge systems and experiences of those engaged in our projects. 

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