Designing Out Waste research initiative
Designing Out Waste is the culmination of the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence program at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The resulting publication from the initiative outlines the design of a workflow in which existing concrete building waste can be robotically processed and up-cycled for use in transforming an outdated building design.
The Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics
The mission of the Centre, hosted through the Haskayne School of Business, is to develop and disseminate world-class knowledge on supply chain strategies and practices through education, research and community engagement, with a focus on issues relevant to Alberta, including energy, logistics and sustainability.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Hunter Hub Solutions Lab – Zero Waste Challenge
Undergrads, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars from 10 faculties gathered virtually to help solve a problem at UCalgary: how to reach the ambitious goal of becoming a zero-waste campus by 2030.
Campus as a Learning Lab – reducing single-use plastics
Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, harming wildlife and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink. In response to the Government of Canada’s 2030 Plastic Ban, researchers at UCalgary are working with food vendors from the MacEwan Student Centre to find solutions for reducing plastic waste produced from disposable single-use plastics like cups, cutlery and takeaway food containers. Contributing to the development of the university's Recycling & Waste Management Zero Waste Strategy Plan, this work will help us meet the federal government’s plastic reduction targets.