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 + IN-PERSON* Join award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, Marina Dodis , to dive deep into iconic imagery depicting the climate emergency. Photographers and photojournalists have kept us on the edge of our seats for decades as...

Sustainability Celebration

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Production, Consumption & Waste

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

Emotions and Saving the Planet

Human Well-being & Social Systems

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

Dialogue with four UBC researchers investigating the relationship between human action and climate at various scales. Featuring a brief opening by each of the four panelists, followed by individual tables, for smaller group discussion of the topics raised. Panelists include: Cuiyi Fei (Host);...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:30 to 15:20
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
UBC Vancouver is transforming from an energy inefficient and fossil fuel-based campus to one that is highly efficient and powered by renewable energy. The session will provide an update on UBC’s Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP2030), including efforts to reduce UBC’s operational emissions by 85% by...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
With 1 million animal and plant species threatened with extinction and over 40% of insect species in decline, it is more important than ever to develop sustainable practices and habits to protect our environment. This hands-on workshop will explore the interconnections between sustainable food,...
When:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location:
AMS Nest
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:
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:00 to 13:00
Location:
AMS Nest
Combining elements of slam poetry and symposium vibes, the Climate Slamposium invites student researchers, activists, artists, and others engaging in climate justice to share their work in fun and creative ways. This is an opportunity to showcase, explore and uplift the climate grief, love,...
When:
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 18:00 to 21:00
Location:
AMS Nest
How do you talk about the climate? How does language empower climate action? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring how to broaden the distribution of climate messaging beyond existing advocates and take an audience-first approach. This event is held in partnership with ClimaTalk, a youth-...
When:
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:30
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
A Climate Emergency Week booth featuring an interactive Climate Justice World Map, stickers, #ubcclimatelove chocolates, prize giveaways, and free registration passes for all Climate Emergency Week events. Stop by outside Blue Chip Café to meet our team of climate organizers and learn how you can...
When:
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 09:00 to 16:00
Location:
AMS Nest
From e-scooters to electric vehicles, individuals are moving towards electric transportation options. What are the barriers and opportunities for widespread adoption of these options? Amir Hassanpour , PhD Candidate in Transportation Engineering and Climate Solutions Scholar, will host Mirtha Gamiz...
When:
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 00:00 to 23:59
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Speaker: Dr. Sasha Wagner, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute In the deep ocean persists an enigmatic class of organic compounds that are presumed to have a condensed aromatic structure, are biologically unreactive, and are broadly...
When:
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Walk for Joy (formerly Walkabout) is a 9 week walking, rolling and physical activity challenge designed to get people moving and reduce sedentary time. This challenge is open to all UBC students, staff, faculty, and community members. A large emphasis is placed on being social while completing...
When:
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 00:00 to Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 23:59
Location:
Neville Scarfe Building

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