|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 20, 2011|
University of Northern British Columbia
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives
|6.00 / 6.00||
Associate Professor and Chair
Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Graduate Fellowships are available on an annual basis to outstanding Masters and PhD students at UNBC and three other collaborating universities (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria) conducting research in an area related to climate change impacts and adaptation. Fellowships are valued at $12,000 per year for Masters and $18,000 per year for PhD students.
The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) seeks to support transformative change in response to the many challenges raised by climate change. Research grants are awarded to faculty in five interdisciplinary themes:
The Low Carbon Emissions Economy
Carbon Management in BC Forests
Leaders have been identified for each theme and initial workshops to define research priorities.
In keeping with the Institute’s mandate, PICS-supported research addresses both adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, and should be BC-relevant but not necessarily BC-centric. PICS encourages interdisciplinarity in its research programs, recognizing that climate-change issues are invariably multidimensional. The solutions-oriented policies to which PICS will contribute will be most robust when the full interdisciplinary scope of specific research issues is taken into account.
The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available: