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.
Creating an inclusive, climate and COVID-resilient outdoor learning space @ UBC
The project aims to advance agricultural biodiversity monitoring at UBC Farm enabling links between farming and other land use management practices and biodiversity outcomes.
Using mushrooms in a composting toilet, the MycoToilet is an innovative research project with the potential to revolutionize distributed waste treatment in remote and water-scarce locations.
The project aims to investigate the impact of urban tree selection on local insect and microbial communities. Researchers will select trees from multiple sites across campus and assess the insect and microbial diversity associated with specific tree and tree traits.
The Class of 2020’s gift to UBC, this pavilion will pilot innovative and environmentally responsible technologies and provide a new model for flexible, outdoor learning spaces on campus.
Did you know robots could conduct building system inspections? The project deploys automated robots to assess building mechanical systems for leaks and damages that can result in increased energy consumption and CO2 emissions.