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.

UBC Vancouver faculty members are invited to join an information session to learn more about the Sustainability Education Fellows program with grants of up to $20,000 for interdisciplinary faculty teams developing sustainability-related curricula...

Sustainability Photo Pop-Up Exhibition

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

Tue, September 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $990. Designed by the Canada Green Building Council, this course provides comprehensive preparation for the LEED Green Associate Exam, a first step towards becoming a green building practitioner. Using a wide range of examples and case...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:30
Tue, September 25, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM See description. Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet" Join us for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:00
Tue, September 25, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM HENRY ANGUS BUILDING. Social Enterprise Club's first event of the year! It's an introduction to social enterprise, featuring inspiring speakers who each have their own insider's perspective to share with you. MARK BRAND Mark Brand, a Vancouver icon/...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:00
Tue, September 25, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Are you interested in learning to save seeds from your favourite fruits and vegetables? Our resident seed saving expert, Mel Selvestre will be leading hands-on workshops at the UBC Farm that include an overview of techniques, equipment...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 03:00
Mon, September 24, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Point Grey Campus. Title: Reducing the ‘Energy-at-Risk’ as a means of achieving sustainability Speaker: Markus Zeller, PEng, CEM, CMVP,Manager, Industrial Sector, Technology & Innovation, BC Hydro Power Smart Location: 310-6245 Agronomy Road,...
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:00
Mon, September 24, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). Free. Come to the 2012 Program Completion Workshop to hear firsthand from the program participants and city representatives. The Greenest City Scholars summer internship program sponsors 10 UBC...
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 07:00
Sat, September 22, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM See description. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is now accepting applications for the 2013 season. Interested applicants are encouraged to come out to the open house to meet UBC Farm staff, and join a farm tour with our current...
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 08:00
Fri, September 21, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM H. R. MACMILLAN BUILDING. Join LFS Assistant Professor Sean Smukler on Friday for a seminar on “Managing soil and associated ecosystem services in landscapes of poor, small-holder farmers”. Date, location: Friday Sept 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, room 154 MacMillan...
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 08:00
Thu, September 20, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $990. Gain a conceptual understanding of green building strategies and a practical understanding of how to implement them for LEED certification. Benefit from hands-on experience in preparing the proper documentation for LEED credits...
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:30
Thu, September 20, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM UBC Robson Square. $300.. Learn what to expect when you are planning for LEED certification in this six-hour course. Using practical examples, gain a detailed overview of the process including: project milestones and when they should occur; typical roles...
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:30