Interested in learning more about sustainability? Our events listing and featured events provides plenty of opportunities to get involved in sustainability, both on-and-off campus. If you are looking to highlight your sustainability event on campus, please visit UBC Events and tag your submission "sustainability" related.

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Presented by CJUBC and the UBC Climate Hub. From Declaration to Transformation Where: AMS Nest Atrium When: 4-6pm Speakers including: Anjali Appadurai Avi Lewis Naomi Klein Kanahus Manuel Kai Nagata Chief Ninawa Huni Kui With BC on the frontlines of...

Pathways to Indigenous Equity: An Indigenous Lens on Health Systems Transformation & Research

The Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy 5th Annual Conference - Governing Territorial Food Systems: Legal Obstacles and Opportunities

Go by Bike Week

Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC Reads Sustainability

Part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. UBC Reads Sustainability is a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

Climate Justice Series

In response to the focus on climate justice as part of UBC’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency and recommendations from its Climate Emergency Task Force (CETF) Report the UBC Sustainability Initiative launched the Climate Justice Series, featuring sessions that examine climate justice from various perspectives, locally and globally.

Events by Date

Thu, December 2, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
When:
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 17:00
Join us for informal conversations about climate change and how we are experiencing it at the inaugural UBC Climate Café in the AMS Interactive Sustainability Centre (ISC) - Life 17 ! (Basement floor of the UBC LIFE building (room 0017), right beside Get Thrifty and right across AquaSoc). Coffee...
When:
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30
Location:
AMS Nest (Interactive Sustainability Centre – Life 17)
We're excited to be back hosting Sustainable Fashion Week, an opportunity for students, staff and faculty at UBC to learn more about the social and environmental issues surrounding the “fast fashion” industry, and to explore alternatives including sustainable buying, clothing repair and reuse, and...
When:
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, February 11, 2022 - 17:00
Location:
UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC

Past Events

Wed, December 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. Salmon from freshwater to the ocean: there and back again Knowledge integration across salmon life histories Salmonids are keystone species in marine, freshwater and riparian ecosystems across the north Pacific region and essential to the...
When:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:00
Presented by CJUBC and the UBC Climate Hub. From Declaration to Transformation Where: AMS Nest Atrium When: 4-6pm Speakers including: Anjali Appadurai Avi Lewis Naomi Klein Kanahus Manuel Kai Nagata Chief Ninawa Huni Kui With BC on the frontlines of climate breakdown and fossil fuel extraction, how...
When:
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00 to 18:00
Location:
AMS the Nest
Thu, November 18, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
When:
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 17:00
Presented in partnership with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Join us for a reading by Dallas Hunt from CREELAND , a collection of poetry concerned with connections to home and language, even from great distances, and the power of these connections as part of a process of creating, living,...
When:
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location:
Live Webinar and Limited In-Person
Wed, November 10, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PONDEROSA COMMONS NORTH (OAK AND CEDAR HOUSES). https://edst.educ.ubc.ca/nov-10-2021/ The Amazon holds a unique place within the living fabric of the Earth. Its significance to the climate emergency and the wider extinction crisis is attested by science,...
When:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 14:00
Hear the latest updates with live reports from UBC delegates in Glasgow. Find out who’s there, what’s happening on the ground, and where climate action is headed next. Webinar recording Moderated conversation and live audience Q&A. Featuring: EMAN ALSULAITI Undergraduate Student, CENES – Modern...
When:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30
Location:
Zoom
Thu, November 4, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
When:
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 17:00
Fri, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker : Dr. Michelle Tseng, Assistant Professor, UBC Botany Our lab primarily explores the effects of temperature warming on plankton and insect communities. In this presentation I will share some recent work showing that warming alters...
When:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:00
COP26 has been described as “the world's best last chance” to tackle the climate crisis. The UBC Sustainability Initiative , Sierra Club BC , and West Coast Environmental Law are proud to present ‘What’s at Stake?’ A deep dive into the world of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (...
When:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location:
Online
Fri, October 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Strategies for increasing the representation and success of Black Women in Oceanography – lessons learned from the Ocean Womxn programme in South Africa Speaker : Dr. Katye Altieri is the Lead PI of Ocean Womxn, and a Senior Lecturer in the...
When:
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:00

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