We are a new, student-driven initiative at UBC, funded by UBC Administration and supported by a wide array of offices and initiatives at UBC. We believe in the power of youth, hope, community and storytelling to inspire hope and action to address the looming global threat of climate change.
The vision for the UBC Climate Hub originated with a dedicated group of student volunteers who wanted to see their ideas for climate action become a reality. During the summer of 2018, the Climate Hub was endorsed by UBC’s president and received support from the university’s senior administration after Founder Grace Nosek and her PhD research inspired a collective movement towards what is now the Climate Hub at UBC. The core work of the Climate Hub is now coordinated by two dedicated staff members and a team of part-time student staff, who are hosted by the UBC Sustainability Hub and report to their Senior Director. These core staff are integral to ensuring a sustainable governance model that can support the incredible team of student staff, volunteers and advisors to mobilize student-driven climate action and initiatives in the short and long term.Learn more about Climate Hub founder Grace Nosek and our story here
Climate Hub engages an innovative hybrid staffing model to offer core staff capacity to support student-led climate work and organizing. We currently have two full-time staff and a team of 7 student staff who lead our student-developed climate projects, programming and initiatives across UBC and beyond.