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.

What might sea level rise look like at UBC? A new mural in the AMS sustainability corridor offers a glimpse into future possibilities. Join local artists Josianne Assignon and Ana Julia Leon to celebrate the completion of the mural and to learn how...

Sustainability Education Fellows Information Session

Sustainability Photo Pop-Up Exhibition

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

Climate Emergency Week

Climate Emergency week at UBC seeks to convene and energize communities of climate action at UBC. Join our events, workshops and activities, and take collective action for justice, people, and our planet.

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.

SDG Week Canada

SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.

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.

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Past Events

* IN PERSON – FREE – DROP IN * This winter the Sustainability Hub embarked on an exploratory photography project asking participants to consider biodiversity , resilient communities , circular economy , or climate by responding to a prompt related to one of these themes through photography. Witness...
When:
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:30
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
**Featuring True Reconciliation: How to be a Force for Change ** How can just relations challenge colonialism? And how do we centre reconciliation and justice in climate solutions? Hear from former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and bestselling...
When:
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 17:00 to 19:00
Join us for our monthly Graduate Student Dialogues where we explore topics of relevance to students engaging in climate solutions focused research. These events are hosted on Zoom and open to all interested students in any discipline and at any campus. Conducting climate change research requires...
When:
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
In December 2023, four women marine scientists set out from La Gomera, Canary Islands, on an 8.5m row boat. They were participating in the World’s Toughest Row, a grueling, unsupported, 5,000km race across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua. Their team, Salty Science , encountered a swath...
When:
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Please join us for a discussion of Dr. Maya Wind’s new book, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom (Verso Press), exploring how Israeli institutions of higher education are enlisted in Israel’s settler-colonial project. From campuses strategically built to...
When:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Geography Building
In this moment of present and imminent crisis, it is more crucial than ever that UBC as an educational institution—and as a community—strives to cultivate enduring multidisciplinary, intergenerational, intersectional solidarities around climate justice and decolonial pedagogies. To assist UBC in...
When:
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, March 8, 2024 - 21:30
Speaker: Dr. Andres Cisneros Montemayor, Assistant Professor, SFU The “Blue Economy” is the most widely used term throughout ocean policy and development, but what does it actually mean? (Spoiler: whatever you need it to.) In this talk, I’ll go through some of the history and...
When:
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Discussion and dialogue featuring: Namaste Marsden , Masemtxoxw, BA, LLB, from the Wilp Gamlaxyeltxw, Lax Ganeda (Frog Clan). Harlan Pruden (nēhiyo/First Nations Cree), works with and for the Two Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Seraphine Munroe , Reconciliation Technical...
When:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 17:30 to 19:30
Location:
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Join us for a celebration of community at Climate Fest! Discover the amazing work being done by students, faculty, and staff in response to the climate emergency, meet community businesses and organizations, or take a break at the Pot-a-Plant zone. Low-sensory hour from 11am to 12pm to accommodate...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
AMS Nest
Enhancing Marine Conservation through Adaptive Management in the Northern Shelf Bioregion MPA Network: Insights from a Commercial Fisherman Speaker: Fraser McDonald, Commercial Fisherman and IOF Adjunct Faculty member This seminar explores the perspective of a small-scale commercial fisherman...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)

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