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.

FREE PUBLIC TALK (ONLINE & IN-PERSON) The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit invites you to join for a panel discussion asking the question, “How do we use the resources and influence of universities to catalyze...

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

The unprecedented number of global crises is casting a shadow on the future of humanity, all of which seem to augur that the dharma-ending age (mofa 末法) described in Buddhist classics is now silently approaching us. At this crossroad, the climate crisis may wield the most immediate impacts for the...
When:
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 18:15 to 20:30
Location:
C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research
In recent years, a number of climate activities have self-inflicted auto-cremation in a drastic response to climate change. Though Inspired by Buddhist auto-cremators of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Buddhist self-immolation has a long history in East Asia. This lecture will...
When:
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 19:30 to 20:30
Location:
C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research
The unprecedented number of global crises is casting a shadow on the future of humanity, all of which seem to augur that the dharma-ending age (mofa 末法) described in Buddhist classics is now silently approaching us. At this crossroad, the climate crisis may wield the most immediate impacts for the...
When:
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 16:30 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 20:30
Location:
C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research
The unprecedented number of global crises is casting a shadow on the future of humanity, all of which seem to augur that the dharma-ending age (mofa 末法) described in Buddhist classics is now silently approaching us. At this crossroad, the climate crisis may wield the most immediate impacts for the...
When:
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 06:00 to 18:40
Location:
C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research

Past Events

Join the UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture to celebrate 2022 Margolese Prize winner Jane Wolff! The event will feature a presentation of Jane’s pioneering work in landscape literacy, where she encourages people to understand and participate in the future of landscapes that...
When:
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location:
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Presented by the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: A conference on urban sustainability research What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve? UBC Sustainability Scholars are helping to generate real change in the world. Join us to learn more...
When:
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:00
Location:
Online (Zoom link provided upon registration)
UNA-Canada is pleased to announce the upcoming Environment Festival at the University of British Columbia on 24 September 2022. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate and inspire action for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme. The programme will feature exciting...
When:
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 11:00 to 16:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Speaker: Dr. Facundo Llompart Researcher, Austral Center for Scientific Research (CADIC) Argentina is experiencing a growing footprint of human activities on natural ecosystems. Pressure for economic growth, energy supply, and urban development has recently extended to isolated and almost pristine...
When:
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Travel to Hawaii during your reading week while getting credits towards your degree! This 9‐day 3‐credit intensive course offers students an opportunity to visit and experience Hawaiian land, ecosystems, and communities first hand. You’ll hear perspectives from locals and local experts on...
When:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 14:30 to 15:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
In September 2021, Dr. Megan Bailey (UBC alum and Associate Professor, Dalhousie University) spent time on board the “Mamma Ain’t Happy”, a Sipekne’katik-owned fishing vessel harvesting lobster under Food, Social, and Ceremonial tags. She was working with community members to record lobster data,...
When:
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Sustainability is a grand challenge that humanity must strive to address in the years ahead. Disruptive innovations in materials science hold the key to enable a list of critical technologies that could support sustainable development in different areas such as water, energy, food, and plastics. In...
When:
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 00:00 to Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 23:59
Location:
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE PUBLIC TALK (ONLINE & IN-PERSON) The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit invites you to join for a panel discussion asking the question, “How do we use the resources and influence of universities to catalyze partnerships and innovation for accelerated climate action...
When:
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
Location:
Hybrid
UBC Farm invites you to *Online* How to Make Wild-Fermented Sodas. 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-how-to-...
When:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Garden Problem-Solving. 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-garden-problem-...
When:
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event

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