Testing new ideas
The Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Fund Competition was launched in 2020. Since then we have supported a diverse range of projects, responding to the priority areas of climate action, resilient systems, sustainable places and communities, and health and wellbeing. These projects showcase the potential for collaborations between faculty and staff.
Browse the links below to learn more about past CLL Competition Award recipients. If you are interested in developing a similar projects, please consider applying to the next CLL Fund Competition or reach out to us to discuss your ideas.
Indigenous Campus Living Laboratory at xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden
The Indigenous Campus Living Lab (ICLL) project aims to investigate how Indigenous land-based practices can influence UBC campus health and wellness environments and provide opportunities for ethical dialogue and mobilization of perspectives on Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.
Leak detection for UBC buildings using autonomous robots
The project deploys automated robots to improve energy performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. The robot is designed to navigate tight spaces, generate 3D point clouds, and detect leaks in HVAC systems using onboard sensors and machine learning algorithms.
Creating an inclusive, climate and COVID-resilient outdoor learning space @ UBC
The project aims to construct a pavilion that will serve as a place for gathering, communal learning, and inclusion for all future students. The project will also provide a new model for flexible, outdoor, liminal spaces for learning on the UBC campus.
Campus Trees, Microbes and Insects (CTMAIN): A database for understanding how tree traits mitigate climate change and enhance biodiversity
The project aims to investigate the impact of urban tree selection on local insect and microbial communities by studying different UBC campus sites and creating a database of tree traits and plant communities’ information. The project will help improve understanding of how to balance planting trees for climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation.
MycoToilet: Demonstration of a Mycelium-Based Composting Toilet Sustainable Places & Communities
This project aims to develop and field test a working prototype of the MycoToilet. This composting toilet uses mycelium biocomposites to convert human waste into valuable soil products in minimal time, with the potential to revolutionize distributed point-source waste treatment in remote locations.