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Piloting the future

Campus as a Living Lab uses university infrastructure, assets and resources to support innovative and applied research projects that improve our communities, region and world. They pilot new ideas, advance faculty research agendas and interdisciplinary collaborations, have an operational benefit for the university, and create opportunities for student learning and knowledge exchanges.

CLL projects link research to action. They include large-scale innovative capital projects with strong research programs, academic-industry partnerships advancing R&D for new technologies, specialized applied research programs within a variety of disciplines, real-world scale research infrastructure supporting broad range of academic research and operational benefits, and innovative student learning opportunities and programs connected to operational priorities.

Find out more these projects, and what we have learned from them.

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Project Library

This visionary project at UBC Vancouver focuses on enhancing campus resilience in response to climate hazards, aligning with the Campus Vision 2050 Plan. It will develop a resilience hub framework to strengthen community connections and emergency support, and create a disaster risk reduction roadmap to improve UBC’s operational response to climate emergencies. 

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Climate Change & Energy

This innovative project at UBC Vancouver explores the potential of utilizing aerobically treated organic waste from commercial and municipal sources as a sustainable biomass for UBC's Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF).

Climate Change & Energy