MEL Students Participate in UBC Sustainability Scholars Program
10 MEL students participate in the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program 2018.
Generating positive economic, environmental and social impact in our society is one of the most important challenges in our modern culture. The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative internship program that matches graduate students with on- and off-campus sustainability partners to work on projects that support the advancement of sustainability in the region, suits very well to this important task.
As in 2017 — read the Advancing Urban Sustainability projects from last year — MEL students participate in the 2018 program. Therefore, we want to give a special congratulation to those 10 students that will develop the following projects with a partner organization in the search of making a difference.
List of Participants
|Name||Project Title||Partner Organization|
|Diana Aguilar||Impact of public electric vehicle charging infrastructure on EV adoption, trip behavior and lifestyles||BC Hydro / Fraser Basin Council|
|M.K. Anand||Solar Energy Farm — Organizational Framework and Business Case Research||Greenest City Scholars|
|Tomy Batchangna||LED street lighting business case — Township of Langley||BC Hydro / Township of Langley|
|Colin Jeffery||Analysis of high performance energy-efficient buildings in the City of North Vancouver (a case study)||BC Hydro / City of North Vancouver|
|Balpreet Kukreja||Lifecycle Analysis of Electric Vehicles||Greenest City Scholars|
|Pankaj Kumar||UBC LED lighting retrofit plan||UBC Energy & Water Services|
|Charles Lankester||Campus Energy Infrastructure Study (UBC Vancouver)||UBC Sustainability Initiative|
|Hannah MacDonald||Creating a circular economy in New West: pilot test of National Industrial Symbiosis Program||BC Hydro / City of New West|
|Gerardo Marquez||Reducing the Vancouver Parks Board emission footprint through utilizing electric small equipment||Greenest City Scholars|
|Oscar Valdes||Limiting the energy demands of Single-Family Homes||BC Hydro / District of West Vancouver|
About the Program
The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program facilitates paid internship opportunities for UBC graduate students, from all academic disciplines. Each successful student applicant works on a specific project on a part-time basis over the summer term from May through August. The projects are designed to be completed within 250 hours for which Scholars receive $20 per hour.