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.

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Enjoy the fresh air and improve your health, all while lowering your carbon footprint. Whether you’re a regular cyclist or a novice, Go by Bike Week (formerly known as Bike to Work Week) is a great way to get healthy while reducing your carbon...

Basic Bike Maintenance (free)

Built Environment & Mobility

Intro to City Cycling (free)

Built Environment & Mobility

Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

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

This free virtual workshop is for participants who are new to maintaining their bike or who would like a refresher. In this workshop, you will develop a thorough understanding and vocabulary of the key components of your bike, as well as how to do a basic inspection to make sure your bike is in...
When:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Webinar
This free workshop will cover the rights and responsibilities of cyclists and looks at various traffic scenarios encountered in city cycling. Participants will learn how to share the road and communicate with other road users, how to take their bike on transit, types of biking gear available, and...
When:
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Webinar
Enjoy the fresh air and improve your health, all while lowering your carbon footprint. Whether you’re a regular cyclist or a novice, Go by Bike Week (formerly known as Bike to Work Week) is a great way to get healthy while reducing your carbon footprint. This event takes place twice every year,...
When:
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 09:00 to Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 21:00
Location:
Vancouver

Past Events

UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Spring Mushroom Foraging. This event is one of several food skills education workshops featured in the UBC Farm 2022 Community Workshop series. For a detailed event description and to register, please visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/event/online-spring-mushroom...
When:
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
We often talk about how the heart of the climate crisis is a disrepair of our relationships with each other and our more than human neighbours. How can the forest encourage us to pause, observe, and invite a new way of being together? You are invited to join kQwa'st'not (Charlene George), artist,...
When:
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 09:30 to 11:30
Location:
Pacific Spirit Park Parking Lot (north side 16 Ave.)
UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Spring Foraging: Shoots, Leaves, and Edible Trees. This event is one of several food skills education workshops featured in the UBC Farm 2022 Community Workshop series. For a detailed event description and to register, please visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/...
When:
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
An Earth Week special on old growth forests and climate change featuring Mother Trees, climate litigation, and Indigenous knowledge. What lessons can we draw to advance climate justice? Join UBC Professor of Forest Ecology, Suzanne Simard, and the Executive Directors of Sierra Club BC and CPAWS-BC...
When:
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Free public talk (online & in-person) Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 4pm - 5.30pm PDT Presented in partnership with CPAWS-BC and Sierra Club BC. An Earth Week special on old growth forests and climate change featuring Mother Trees, climate litigation, and Indigenous knowledge. What lessons can we...
When:
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location:
Online / In-person
Join for a community-building fundraiser centered around the tradition of making Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs)! Wed. Apr. 20, 2-4pm Policy Lab, CIRS Details to RSVP below During this time, we’ll offer the following ways to participate: Traditional Pysanky, 2-4pm Learn the traditional wax-resist...
When:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location:
Policy Lab, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
ABOUT THE EVENT Indigenous peoples have long had knowledge of the dynamics between climate change and society. Due significantly to ongoing colonialism and racism, Indigenous peoples are disproportionately vulnerable to harm from climate change. Indigenous guided solutions to climate change require...
When:
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
War at sea is still a rare event, but declining fish stock and growing geopolitical tensions are rapidly pushing maritime security up the international agenda. Ocean governance systems have become more complex, setting important norms and institutions but also giving way to new injustices,...
When:
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
The distinguished lecture series highlights ongoing work in the Faculty of Education and beyond to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Join Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Education, as she engages Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in conversation. Following the distinguished...
When:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Join us for informal conversations about climate change and how we are experiencing it at the UBC Climate Café. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:00 - 5:30 pm LOCATION: Rooftop of the AMS Nest! (outdoor space protected from potential rain). Register Coffee and treats will be provided. Please bring your own...
When:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location:
TBD

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