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

Are you interested in learning about mobility justice, sustainable transportation, and city-building through an anti-racism lens? Join B.E.S.T . (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) and the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers on June 17th, 2023 in a strategic planning workshop. This workshop is...
When:
Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 09:00 to 16:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
Cities are complex, interconnected systems that support habitats and livelihoods. Their outwards and upwards growth has transformed the landscape at an unprecedented rate, uprooting native species and introducing invasive ones. Human activity has altered waterways and drainage systems; the...
When:
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
UBC faculty, students, staff, community members and organizations across BC are invited to t ake part in a day of activities focusing on decolonization, the dignity and rights of humans and more than human world, education, climate justice, and just transition. A special weaving workshop led by a...
When:
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 08:00 to 17:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
UBC faculty, students, staff, community members and organizations across BC are invited to join Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia as we discuss and explore key cross-cutting themes relating to: Decolonization Climate Justice Education Just Transition Events and...
When:
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 08:00 to 17:00
Location:
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Climate change has elevated the risk of extreme weather the world over. In British Columbia, a natural flood risk mitigator lies all around us in the water-absorbing power of trees. In fact, research has shown that even a modest loss of forest cover due to wildfire, logging and disease can cause...
When:
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Indigenous governments and communities are at the forefront of responding to the climate emergency and have long been advocating for climate solutions that address underlying root causes. Yet, in our rush to “solve” the climate emergency, we risk reproducing the same harms that contributed to...
When:
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, May 26, 2023 - 17:00
Location:
UBC Vancouver Campus
Water4Seasons: Using Research-Based Theatre to Explore the Status of Water Health Equity for Indigenous and Rural Communities May 24, 2023 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at UBC Robson Square ( map ) RSVP About the Event Water4Seasons is hosted by UBC’s Research-based Theatre Lab and will introduce the...
When:
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 19:30 to 21:30
Location:
UBC Robson Square
As part of a new collaborative partnership with UBC, TEBO Group of Industries has launched an open call to support novel research projects that integrate technology development and transfer into regional and international infrastructure initiatives. TEBO is providing up to $2 million for projects...
When:
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Location:
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building (CEME)
Each year, UBC’s Killam Accelerator Research Fellowships (KARF) support six exceptional early career researchers to pursue research projects with the potential for significant impact in their field of study. Join us over two special evenings of lectures to hear how the inaugural cohort of KARF...
When:
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 15:00 to 17:30
Location:
Green College
Part of the The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the UBC Emeritus College lecture series Political Economy of Extinction and Biodiversity Loss with Dr. Jessica Dempsey, Geography (2018 Wall Scholar) Dr. Rashid Sumaila, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs Dr. Louise Teh ,...
When:
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
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