UBC plans sustainability-themed residential college

February 16, 2012

The University of British Columbia is planning to construct a new residential college focused on sustainability on the UBC Farm, reports a student newspaper. The Sustainability College is proposed as a residential college similar to Green College and St. John's College, aimed at upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and visiting scholars. "The idea is that it would be a place where...(students) could really immerse themselves in a sustainability-themed academic experience," says the UBC Farm's acting director. The college would involve a dining society, scholarly events, and "finding a way to incorporate the residents in hands-on meaningful practical participation at the Farm," the director says. The Ubyssey (student newspaper)