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

Presented by the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: A conference on urban sustainability research What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve? UBC Sustainability Scholars are helping to generate real change in the world. Join us to learn more...
When:
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 13:00 to 17:00
Location:
Online (Zoom link provided upon registration)
Speaker: Dr. Alifa Haque Oxford University & National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow Dr. Haque completed her doctoral studies at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative in the Dept. of Biology, Oxford, with the support of a Bangabandhu Scholarship. Her research: “Towards a socially just...
When:
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Come celebrate sustainable food and farming at our fifth annual UBC Farm Fall Fair! Our Fall Fair is full of vendors from all over the lower mainland, as well as fresh, organic UBC Farm produce. Help choose the tastiest pie, take a photo with funny veggies, win prizes, play at the kids’ table...
When:
Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 10:00 to 14:00
Location:
UBC Farm
Join us as world-renowned fisheries scientist, Dr Daniel Pauly discusses Gill-Oxygen Limitation Theory (GOLT). Location: AERL Theatre, 2202 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver or Online via Zoom. RSVP required GOLT provides mechanisms for key aspects of the biology (food conversion efficiency, growth and its...
When:
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
The Bike Kitchen Presents: The Right to Repair July 29, 2023 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at UBC Robson Square ( map ) RSVP About the Event UBC’s Bike Kitchen presents “The Right to Repair”, a sustainability forum targeting industry issues surrounding the sale of “built-to-fail”...
When:
Saturday, July 29, 2023 - 12:00 to 17:00
Location:
UBC Robson Square
FACTS Public Panel: Tackling Climate Change and the Just Transition to Renewable Energy – SOLD OUT July 27, 2023 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm at UBC Robson Square ( map ) SOLD OUT About the Event This two-part event is part of a series of French-Ameri-Can Climate Panels (FACTS) on climate change that...
When:
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 14:30 to 21:00
Location:
UBC Robson Square
UBC Blueberry Fest (July 26 – 28) Celebrate BC Blueberries. Free Event (no admission) 9am to 1pm daily at the UBC Bookstore Plaza Pancake breakfast with Ethical Bean coffee Daily Chef Demo Blueberry baked goods Live music Bulk local blueberries from Mandair Farm UBC Farm Campus Market Remember to...
When:
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2023 - 13:00
Location:
UBC Bookstore
Are you a resident of the Downtown Eastside and interested in engaging in climate change-related activities to help work towards a more just climate policy? Join the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers, UBC Sustainability Hub, UBC Learning Exchange, and Working Gear on July 19, 2023 for a pop-up event,...
When:
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 12:00 to 15:00
Location:
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Are you a resident of South Surrey and interested in providing feedback on how to make Bakerview Park more inclusive, accessible and climate resilient? Join the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers, Alex House and the Youth Space on July 11, 2023 for a pop-up event, featuring free prizes, barbecue,...
When:
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 14:30 to 16:30
Location:
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STEAMing Ahead: A Science Community Day June 17, 2023 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at UBC Robson Square ( map ) RSVP About the Event Bring your friends and family down for a free day of science and activities suitable for everyone! Programming will include two shows by Science World. Festival-goers of...
When:
Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 10:00 to 15:00
Location:
UBC Robson Square

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