Posts Tagged ‘Robson Square’

Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability

Feb. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , ,

John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?

Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.

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UBC Museum of Anthropology receives prestigious national landmark status

May. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s iconic Museum of Anthropology, designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious architectural awards. The museum is one of four buildings to receive the 2011 Prix du XXe Siècle Award for enduring excellence in Canadian architecture from Architecture Canada | RAIC, the Royal [...]

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UBC’s downtown Vancouver campus to be transformed into International Media Centre for Games

Apr. 27, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

More than 3,000 journalists from around the world will report to UBC Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics as it is transformed by the B.C. government into the International Media Centre.

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