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UBC Continuing Studies

LEED Green Building Strategies and Green Associate Exam Preparation
May 6, 2015 - 6:30pm - June 24, 2015 - 9:30pm
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (UBC Point Grey)
6163 University Boulevard

LEED® Green Building Strategies and Green Associate Exam Preparation

May 6 – Jun 24

This practical and comprehensive 36-hour course introduces you to the LEED framework and prepares you for the LEED GA exam. Includes two tours of award-winning Green Building sites in Vancouver.

To find out more and register, please visit or call UBC Continuing Studies at 604.822.1444.

International Living Future Institute

Understanding the Living Community Challenge
May 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
2260 West Mall

Understanding the LIving Community Challenge

Registration required

The Understanding the Living Community Challenge workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Community Challenge – working through the methodology to in-depth case studies and discussion around selected Imperatives. This workshop will pay special attention to the Energy and Water Imperatives and their implications at the community scale.

Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI)

The Role of Local Governments in Canadian Federalism
May 20, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver / or join by Live Webinar
800 Robson Street
CPD Learning Units: 

Canadian federalism has two constitutionally recognized levels of government: federal and provincial. Local governments, including municipal, county and semi-regional councils, boards and agencies are not constitutionally recognized entities, but rather fall under the jurisdiction of the provinces and territories who are responsible for their creation. In Canada, it is the federal level of government who has authority in many crucial sectors, including air and rail transportation; shipping and navigation; energy; telecommunications; and criminal regulation.

Renewable Cities

Global Learning Forum
May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - May 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel

You’re invited to participate in the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum. The pressure on cities and city staff to provide affordable energy services to citizens while ensuring livability and reducing emissions has never been greater. Cities now face unprecedented pressures to provide affordable energy to their citizens, while at the same time ensuring livability and reducing emissions. But what are the best practices and affordable models to transitioning to renewables and energy efficiency in the electricity, heating, and transportation sectors? 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

2015 Heritage House Tour
June 7, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Various private homes across Vancouver
402-510 W Hastings St (tickets only)

Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers the chance to take a look at the beautiful diversity of living in heritage. Ticket holders will get to tour inside heritage and character homes across Vancouver including two apartment buildings, one a traditional building purpose built as units, and the other a converted commercial building with amazing wood beams and exposed brick along with plenty of nods to the history of the building.

Simon Fraser University

Equity, Opportunity and Good Health: How Transportation Affects the Essential Qualities of Life In Metro Vancouver
April 30, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
SFU Segal School of Business
Room 1200, SFU Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street
Transportation connects us to our community, our place of work and our friends and family. The way transportation infrastructure is designed and the modes of transportation that we have access to impact our lifestyle and our health.

CRD and Island Health

An Equity Approach to Local Government Planning
May 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Songhees Wellness Centre
1100 Admirals Road

Local Government planners working  within the Capital Region are invited to participate in a hands-on, interactive workshop about the value of applying an equity perspective to land-use planning and other everyday decisions that local government planners face.

Cost: No Fee - Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided

PIBC Credits: 5.0 Professional Learning Units

Guest Speakers: Equity and Planning Experts Heather Evans (MCIP, RPP) & Victoria Barr (UVIC School of Public Health & Social Policy)

City of Vernon and BC Healthy Communities

Cities Fit for Children
November 12, 2015 (All day) - November 13, 2015 (All day)
Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32 Street

The 5th biannual Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit will bring together municipal and regional policymakers, elected officials, Aboriginal leaders and staff, health professionals, educators and child/youth practitioners to strengthen community capacity in order to develop healthy thriving cities, towns and villages.

Simon Fraser University, Urban Studies

HOUSE: Rethinking the Housing Affordability Crisis
May 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
SFU Harbour Center
515 W Hastings St

HOUSE: RE-thinking the Housing Affordability Crisis is a one-day symposium hosted by SFU’s Graduate Program in Urban Studies.  The symposium will take place on Saturday, May 2nd (9:00am-4:00pm) at SFU Harbour Centre (Labatt Hall).
Our diverse roster of speakers will spark lively debates in the afternoon discussion groups.  Come prepared to listen, learn, and contribute.

For complete event information, please see attached PDF.

For reservations, visit: 

ULI Urban Land Institute BC

ULI BC Speaker Series for Students at Langara
May 12, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Langara College
Room - C408 100 West 49th Avenue

ULI BC Speaker Series for Students @ Langara
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Langara College: C408, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

ULI BC has arranged a Speakers Series for Student with guest speakers to talk about their background, education, career, projects, etc, with plenty of time for questions from the audience and discussions. This event is open to all students studying planning, real estate, architecture and related disciplines to learn more about these careers by hearing directly from practicing professionals.

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