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

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
The short films selection “Away From Home” features three award winning short films, all p roduced in Hong Kong between 2022 and 2023. The three short films are Sze- wai HO’s “ Before the Box Gets Emptied”, Chi-him YUEN’s “The Reticent Wave”, and Chi-yan SIU’s “ About S imon Says, Simon Says” , all...
When:
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 18:00 to 20:15
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Ahmed Khan, PhD, African Development Bank Group | Abidjan| Cote d’Ivoire| West Africa Abstract Speaker: Ahmed Khan, PhD, African Development Bank Group Fishing and fisheries related topics have been under the radar for many decades, stemming from sustainability related questions and governance...
When:
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
The Centre for Law and the Environment’s four-part series, In Their Own Words: Plaintiffs and Their Lawyers Speak About Leading Youth Climate Cases , covers four leading cases from Canada and the US in which youth are demanding climate accountability and action from their government. Each session...
When:
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 12:30 to 14:00
The Centre for Law and the Environment’s four-part series, In Their Own Words: Plaintiffs and Their Lawyers Speak About Leading Youth Climate Cases , covers four leading cases from Canada and the US in which youth are demanding climate accountability and action from their government. Each session...
When:
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 12:30 to 14:00
Location:
DLA Piper Hall, Room 104 and Virtually
Stories of Change: Documentary Screening + Climate Atlas January 26, 2024 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at UBC Robson Square ( map ) This event is at capacity. No more registrations are being accepted. Thank you! About the Event Join us for an exclusive screening of this climate justice documentary on...
When:
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 18:30 to 21:00
Location:
UBC Robson Square
Speaker: Dr. Trevor Branch Professor, University of Washington Blue whales are truly enormous yet remain enigmatic and poorly understood, with most populations only studied for a few summer months every year, and mating and calving never observed. As a result, classical theories for their migration...
When:
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Alternatives to fossil fuels are needed and innovations in wind, solar and other renewable energies are progressing. However, the question of storage remains a challenge. Join UBC researchers Robert Godin (Chemistry) and Werner Antweiler (Business) in a discussion around the question of energy...
When:
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Grapes to Glass is a four-session Wine Education and Tasting Series. You will use your senses as you learn about the important elements of wine production, from grape-growing to enjoying the finished product, with a special focus on B.C. wines. Instructor Jay Martiniuk is a UBC Lecturer in Wine...
When:
Monday, January 15, 2024 - 17:30 to 19:30
Location:
Food, Nutrition and Health Building
Speaker: Dr. Anna McLaskey, Research Associate, IOF Pelagic Ecosystems Lab Nutritional quality of prey influences consumer communities including their nutritional quality, so shifts in nutrition at the food web base can be transferred up the food chain to affect fish, seabirds, and mammals...
When:
Friday, January 12, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)

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