Transformational change on and off campus
- Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative
- Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, & Department of Geography
- University of British Columbia
In January 2010, the University of British Columbia created the UBC Sustainability Initiative to integrate
academic and operational sustainability on campus. Its two crosscutting themes are: campus as a living
laboratory of sustainability, and university as agent of change in the community. The goal is to achieve
transformational changes in university teaching, research, and operations, in partnership with like-
minded private, public, and non-governmental organizations.
Robinsonâ€™s research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability; the use of visualization, modeling, and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; and sustainable buildings and urban design.
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.