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.

Events by Date

Past Events

Mon, October 29, 2012 1:00 PM - Fri, November 2, 2012, 1:00 PM The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). Free. Have a question about how sustainability fits into your lifestyle? Want to learn more about UBC’s role in sustainability or how you can get involved on campus? Have an...
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 06:00
Sat, October 27, 2012 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. While last weekend was our final market of the season, we are offering one last opportunity for you to purchase our winter veggies on a Saturday. Join us this Saturday, October 27th for an impromptu Farm Gate Sale. Do you still need to grab...
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 03:00
Sat, October 27, 2012 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE. $75 per person. British Columbia is the ancestral home of more than half the Aboriginal languages of Canada – and all are critically endangered and at risk of loss within a generation. Learn about the First Nations languages...
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 02:30
Fri, October 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM H. R. MACMILLAN BUILDING. Join Lis Thomas, MSc Soil Science student this Friday for a seminar on: “Bioavailability of trace metals in Vancouver soils” Date & Location: Friday, October 26, Room 154 MacMillan 3:00 - 4:00 pm All are welcome!
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 08:00
Fri, October 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM UBC Robson Square. $445. Reports of soaring food prices, bacterial contaminations, rising obesity along with malnutrition, and environmental problems from industrial agriculture make us question the future of our food security, sources and systems. Consumers...
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 02:00
Thu, October 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $150. Discounts of up to 45% are available when registering for more than one LEED in Practice course at the same time. . Gain an overview of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) that is referenced by...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:30
Thu, October 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $445. Are you ready to move beyond energy-saving light bulbs and recycling bins? Find out what to prioritize, how to integrate it into your core business activities and how to measure outcomes and success. Examine forces driving interest in...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:30
Wed, October 24, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $445. What are the best practices in applied organizational sustainability? This course helps you understand the intersection between economics and resource efficiency, including steps to address environmental and social inefficiencies...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:30
Wed, October 24, 2012 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM See description. Free. Italy of the Future A documentary by Alberto Angela This fascinating documentary illustrates Italy’s major recent achievements in the field of science and technology, achievements that will have significant consequences at a global...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:15
Mon, October 22, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $445. Do you want to be an effective agent of change towards a sustainable future? This course explores an emerging new discipline in strategic sustainability leadership. The first theme, strategic sustainable development, is based on a...
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:30