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

Craft your own unique greeting cards this season while uncovering the art and science of traditional paper-making and the latest in bio-based materials to enhance paper characteristics! Engage in this 2.5 hour hands-on workshop, where you’ll transform pulp slurry into paper at our iconic...
When:
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:30
Location:
Pulp and Paper Centre
Craft your own unique greeting cards this season while uncovering the art and science of traditional paper-making and the latest in bio-based materials to enhance paper characteristics! Engage in this 2.5 hour hands-on workshop, where you’ll transform pulp slurry into paper at our iconic...
When:
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:30
Location:
Pulp and Paper Centre
With COP28 in the United Arab Emirates just around the corner, join a panel of experts for a primer on how United Nations climate summits work, the pressing issues up for negotiation this year, and a question-and-answer period. This event is hosted by the UBC Climate Solutions Research Collective,...
When:
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 15:30 to 17:00
Location:
Geography Building
Marginal seas offer invaluable insights into the effects of human activities on marine ecosystems, often revealing localized impacts before they manifest in larger marine systems. The Sea of Marmara, a near-enclosed basin characterized by its natural permanent stratification, stands as a recognized...
When:
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Are you a UBC faculty member? Meet colleagues from across disciplines working on sustainability-related topics, and learn how units in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) can support your teaching and research. Delicious snacks and refreshments will be provided, and some of...
When:
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
in the series The Russia-Ukraine War and Memory Politics Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed A reception follows this event mong other explanations, geopolitical justifications predominate the literature on why Russia invaded Ukraine. To unpack the driving force behind the war in...
When:
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Green College
In the scientific community, it is now well recognized that anthropogenic noise poses serious threats to marine mammals. The main noise sources come from large commercial vessels such as cargo ships, tankers, cruise ships and ferries to small-size watercrafts such as motorized boats, fishing...
When:
Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11:00 to 11:50
Location:
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
Imagine your life in Japan with the JET Programme. Find out how you can gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet people from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET)...
When:
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location:
Brock Hall
Aquaculture has shown remarkable growth, averaging about 6.7% per year over the last three decades, making it the fastest-growing agro-food sector worldwide. In 2021, aquaculture accounted for approximately 91 million tonnes, representing 47% of total fish food production. However, mariculture, a...
When:
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 11:00 to 11:50
Location:
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
Join the launch of UBC’s new pan-university initiative to connect researchers on climate change solutions. Learn about the initiative, engage with fellow UBC climate researchers, and contribute your ideas for the collective.
When:
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location:
Asian Centre

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