Common Energy UBC 2013/2014 Steering Committee

We are pleased to announce next year’s Common Energy Steering Committee for the 2013/2014 academic year. The members are as follows:

Director: Amy Jiang

Assistant Director External: Corina Santema

Assistant Director Internal: Jason Farra

Artistic Coordinator: Anna Murynka

Team Coordinators:

Amrit Jawanda & Hayley Bessette – Events & Outreach Team

Lindsay Roberts & Abby Hsiao – Food & Connections Team

Veronika Bylicki & Yuha Bae – Campaigns Team

Swinzle Chauhan & Shiori Ito – Tangible Solutions Team

Kai Okazaki – Residence Team


Congratulations to our new Steering Committee, and thanks to everyone who applied. Check back to get to know the Steering Committee members, and to find out more about the new teams we have planned for the upcoming year!


UBC’s Got Skillz

UBC’s Got Skillz is back, just in time for the end of the semester! Common Energy UBC has set up another round of exciting, hands-on workshops to help you release some stress and take your mind off exams and papers. At the same time, you’ll be learning some crafty DIY skills in a sustainable way! 

ImageThe workshops that will be running are listed below, so if you want more information, just click on the links to go to the Facebook event pages:
Jewelry Making Workshop

  • When? Monday, March 25 – 3-5pm
  • Where? CIRS Policy Labs
Lip Balm Making Workshop

  • When? Tuesday, March 26 – 3-5pm
  • Where? Totem Park Residences: HMSM House Lounge

Shoe Decorating Workshop

  • When? Wednesday, March 27 – 5-7pm
  • Where? CIRS Policy Labs

Natural Medicine Workshop

  • When? Thursday, March 28 – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Where? Totem Park Residences: HMSM House Lounge

DIY Herb Garden Workshop

  • When? Tuesday, April 2 – 3-5pm
  • Where? CIRS Policy Labs

But remember, there’s limited space, so make sure to sign up here!

Earth Hour 2013 at UBC



When will you hear that in one sentence? Join Common Energy UBC for Earth Hour 2013 for our 2nd annual open-mic event featuring acoustic performances, UBC Improv, slam poetry, A Capella and more!

When: Saturday March 23, 7:00-9:30pm (actual international Earth Hour begins at 8:30pm)
Buchanan MASS (Block D)

Turning off lights just for one hour won’t solve the environmental crises around the world, but the message generated by communities everywhere will emanate the need for change. Join us on March 23rd for these conversations, good music, good company, and an understanding of needing change at the community level. Visit our Facebook page “Earth Hour 2013 at UBC” or the Common Energy website for more details!