The following projects were student-led and tied to the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games:
The projects were supported by the following units at UBC:
- UBC Athletics & Recreation
- UBC Student Housing & Hospitality Services
- UBC Food Services
- UBC Conferences & Accommodations
- UBC Campus & Community Planning
- UBC Building Operations
- UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate
- UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability
- UBC Kinesiology
Many of these projects were also supported by UBC SEEDS and CBEL programs.
UBC’s SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Program provides students with real-world sustainability experience, skills and knowledge while they earn course-based credit. Students work collaboratively with faculty and staff to develop and implement projects that build on the theme of campus as a living laboratory to address campus sustainability challenges, many of which have been implemented or influenced decision making.
Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) encompasses a number of community-based pedagogical practices and a guiding principle that provides students with opportunities to apply their academic knowledge to real-world issues.