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
Climate justice advocates for a shift in the focus of dialogue on climate change away from economic imperatives and technical solutions, to protecting the human rights of those most vulnerable to its effects, both globally and locally.

SDG Week

“Just Is”≠ Justice

Does regional climate planning matter?

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.

Events by Date

Organized by the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors , SDG Week seeks to increase awareness of and engagement with the Goals from diverse perspectives. From science and technology to public health, business, and politics, we’ll discuss challenges and solutions to turn talk into action. We acknowledge...
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Monday, March 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 21:00
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Multiple Locations
Part of the Climate Justice Webinar Series Who does climate change impact most? Countries and peoples that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects. Join UBC faculty, students, staff, and community leaders for an exploration of what climate...
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Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30
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Online event
Fri, March 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Rebecca Asch, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology, East Carolina University (ECU). Ecological niche models (ENMs) are among the most common tools to project how fishes and fisheries respond to climate change. However, as...
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Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:00
WEBINAR: Mechanical Response of Natural Fine-grained Soils for Seismic Design Practice Join Dr. Dharma Wijewickreme for a presentation summarizing the results from a comprehensive laboratory experimental research program conducted at UBC to study the mechanical behaviour of natural fine-grained...
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Part of the Climate Justice Webinar Series Featuring The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. The extreme nature of today’s climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them...
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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:00 to 14:00
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Online event
WEBINAR: Does regional climate planning matter? Scaling up climate action in the Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities region. Please join Dr. Tamara Krawchenko and Dr. Katya Rhodes from the School of Public Administration and IESVic to learn about regional planning to accelerate climate action...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event

Past Events

WEBINAR: Resilience is the New Sustainability Over the past two decades, sustainability has been a growing trend in construction. For most consumers, this has primarily meant “green design.” Witnessing the effects of intensifying weather and natural disasters, owners, developers, insurers, lenders...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Mon, February 22, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. [the_title] CERC Seminar The Path and Opportunities Toward Hydrogen Energy Development February 22, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Biography Hong Chen is Professor in Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he...
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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 15:00
Mon, February 22, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Hong Chen, Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University Abstract: The hydrogen development faces four major challenges, or requires “Four Miracles”, as suggested by Dr. Steven Chu (the former Secretary of US DOE): (1) the hydrogen...
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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 15:00
Fri, February 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. 0. Time & Location Friday, February 19th 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PST on Zoom About the Event Have you developed a new technology/innovation? Ever thought it would be interesting to support or be part of an early stage startup/company...
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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00
Thu, February 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. The traditional approach to conservation science is to observe and model the impacts of threats (logging, mining, fishing, climate change for example) on species and their habitats, publish a paper of the findings in a peer-reviewed journal...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00
Fri, February 12, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Calling all UBC staff and faculty: Are you interested in sustainability? Looking to make new connections and swap ideas with other like-minded employees who are advancing sustainability projects, large and small, in their campus workplaces...
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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, February 12, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, Research Associate Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries There is a lot of interest in the future oceans as a ‘Blue Economy’—socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically viable...
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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00
WEBINAR: Closing the Poop Loop: The Role of Ecological Sanitation as a Climate Change Solution Circular agriculture-sanitation systems capture and safely treat human waste and return the embodied organic matter and nutrients in excreta to agricultural soils. Closing this “poop loop” can contribute...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Tue, February 9, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ALLARD HALL (FACULTY OF LAW). FREE. Join us for a public talk by Dr. Ingrid Waldron on environmental racism and injustice in Canada. Dr. Waldron will examine the social justice dimensions of race, place, and space in the Indigenous and Black communities in...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:30
Fri, February 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Sara Cannon, PhD candidate, UBC Department of Geography and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Many natural and marine scientists work in places with long histories of occupation and colonialism, where the impacts of...
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Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11:00

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