Life-cycle Assessment at UBC

The University of British Columbia is a leader in many aspects of academia but there is one program in the applied sciences department that is really spearheading a unique area of research. Lecturer Rob Sianchuk takes us into his classroom and to a sustainability fair at the campus’s student union building to engage students in learning about Life Cycle Assessment [LCA], a cradle-to-grave analyses of products used in building, engineering and manufacturing. Lecturer Sianchuk’s course is growing in popularity as engineering students need to familiarize themselves with the methods and terminology associated with LCA. The video we produced for UBC is currently being used to introduce new undergraduates to LCA before they matriculate into their first year of studies.