Santa Ono, shown speaking last June after being announced as the new president of UBC, issued an apology to former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong on Tuesday over the cancellation of the latter’s scheduled Feb. 28 fundraising speech.
“UBC is in many ways the perfect place to test new ideas that will contribute to a more sustainable planet,” says UBC President Santa Ono.NICK PROCAYLO / PNG FILES

The University of British Columbia will be engaging in two major projects to help Vancouver pursue its aspirations to become a “smart city,” thanks to a combined $5.8M investment from the Government of Canada. UBC will be partnering with BC Hydro and Cypress Power on a $2.3M project to convert a parking garage into a source of solar power and supply a fleet of 12 electric cars, in addition to taking part in a $3.5M project to build and study a 111-unit, energy-efficient residential building. “UBC is in many ways the perfect place to test new ideas that will contribute to a more sustainable planet,” said UBC President Santa Ono.

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