Expertise on hand
At UBC, there are multiple research centres and operational units involved in the diverse range of Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) projects. In addition, UBC partners with a wide range of external organizations from the public sector and private industry. Our listing below provides a brief snapshot of each partner, and links for further information.
The Urban Innovation Research team in UBC’s Sustainability Hub is in the early stages of revitalizing and restructuring Campus as a Living Lab as a mechanism to more effectively to address complex sustainability challenges and increase the real-world impacts. As part of this process we are continually identifying groups already working in a living lab approach, and expanding the range of collaborators for future projects.
Please check back often for new information on UBC individuals and units that support CLL collaborations.
Sustainability Hub, VP Academic
The Sustainability Hub inspires people to act upon the planet’s most urgent challenges through UBC academic and operational sustainability leadership. With a focus on climate, biodiversity, resilient communities, and circular economy the Hub’s programs and initiatives advance sustainability education, engagement, communication, and policy implementation across UBC’s strategic goals.
Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS)
Department of Information Technology
Infrastructure and Development, UBC Facilities
provides IT-related strategy, applications, infrastructure, and support services to the UBC community, and ensures that leading-edge technology is readily accessible to faculty and students to meet their research, teaching and learning needs.
administers accommodation for over 13,000 students and operations for UBC Bookstore, Campus Mail, Child Care, Conferences and Accommodation, Food Services and Parking at the UBC Vancouver Campus.
is a collaborative platform that strengthens the public, private and civic capacities for zero emission buildings, and fosters innovation through dialogues, project tours, curated research and training to accelerate market transformation in BC.
has a long history of climate action. Most recently, Vancouver declared a Climate Emergency and is leading Canadian cities in the development of policies and regulations around the reduction of GHG emissions.
is Canada's largest federal research and development organization advancing knowledge and leading-edge technologies to find creative, relevant and sustainable solutions to current and future economic, social and environmental challenges.
is a non-profit research collaborative bringing LCA to the construction sector. They provide tools and data to advance how we estimate, consider and reduce life cycle environmental impacts of construction materials and assemblies.