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

The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is pleased to present its 15th annual conference — Archives and the Environment: Land, Colonialism, and the Climate Crisis. This event will be held virtually on Zoom on Friday, February 16th, 2024...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 09:00 to 17:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
A hands-on art-based workshop centring themes of climate wellbeing; art as personal and community resilience & resistance; and creative modes of storytelling and documentation in the era of climate emergency and injustice. Join us for the continuation of the art workshop exploring the relation...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 18:00 to 20:30
Location:
AMS Nest
As people and goods move around the world, so do other organisms, sometimes intentionally and sometimes by accident. These organisms can become established in new areas and may be out of balance with the local ecosystem. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum holds a record of changes in biodiversity,...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 17:00 to 20:30
Location:
Beaty Biodiversity Centre
A hands-on and art-based facilitated workshop centring themes of climate wellbeing, art as resistance, storytelling, and public commentary in the era of climate emergency and injustice. Organized by UBC Climate Hub and Hatch Art Gallery. Part of Climate Emergency Week.
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 16:30 to 18:30
Location:
AMS Nest
The Climate Venture Studio is for UBC researchers, scientists and founders working on scientific or technological innovations, or disruptions that tackle a widespread climate issue. Join a panel event featuring entrepreneurship@UBC Venture Studio founders on the process of bringing climate research...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 14:30 to 16:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Interested in sustainable food but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of growing your own herbs! Discover yummy recipes, learn fun facts, and win prizes. All supplies provided for your herb garden kit! Organized by Campus + Community Planning. Part of Climate...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
A dialogue on learning and unlearning guided by the following questions: In what ways can we learn and unlearn the lens and narratives we utilize towards addressing climate justice and climate solutions? And how can we reflect upon the existing colonial structures that exist in academia regarding...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 11:00 to 14:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
A pop-up Let’s Choose to Reuse engagement booth! Bring your own mug for FREE hot chocolate, enter a raffle to win a reusable mug, and spin the wheel to test your sustainability knowledge! Stop by to learn more about creating a circular economy! Organized by Sustainability Ambassadors. ​Part of...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 11:00 to 13:00
Location:
AMS Nest
Take part in an interactive game inspired by the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in late 2023. Created by COP28 UBC delegate, Muhammad Huzaifa, Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 17:30 to 18:30
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
UBC has saved an amazing $1,000,000 in furniture purchasing costs through its Furniture Reuse Program. A small-but-mighty idea to re-home furniture destined for disposal kick-started a sustainability success story right here on campus. By reusing what is already made (instead of buying new) we can...
When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)

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