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

Celebrate a year of sustainability and climate leadership at the UBC Vancouver campus and honour the exceptional commitment and achievements of students, staff, and faculty members. Featuring vegetarian/vegan refreshments and presentation of the Sustainability Leadership Awards. Friday, April 21, 5...
When:
Friday, April 21, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
CIRS BC Hydro Theatre
Part of the PWIAS Catalyst Program Advancing Climate Solutions in a Politically Polarizing World with Dr. Andrew Weaver, Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria Over the last century, scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of global warming...
When:
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)
In this webinar, through story as pedagogical witnessing, Dr. Sandra Scott, Professor of Teaching, Science & Environmental Education, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, UBC Sustainability Fellow, will introduce place as bioregional, lived through experiences within...
When:
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 16:30 to 18:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
After two years of design and construction, Third Quadrant Design is almost ready to unveil our addition to the UBC campus. Join us for our public open house where you will get to explore the building and see what carbon minimalism looks like. 🗓️ Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April...
When:
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location:
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After two years of design and construction, Third Quadrant Design is almost ready to unveil our addition to the UBC campus. Join us for our public open house where you will get to explore the building and see what carbon minimalism looks like. 🗓️ Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April...
When:
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location:
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After two years of design and construction, Third Quadrant Design is almost ready to unveil our addition to the UBC campus. Join us for our public open house where you will get to explore the building and see what carbon minimalism looks like. 🗓️ Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April...
When:
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location:
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We are pleased to welcome writer and organizer Harsha Walia on April 6th for a talk on climate migration, racial capitalism, and border imperialism. Harsha Walia has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist and anti-...
When:
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:30
Location:
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Free workshop to give new life to old clothing, towels, and sheets! Stop by the Nest with your items and transform them into toques and tote bags embellished with patches, embroidery, and/or cutouts. Featuring a pop-up booth from Get Thrifty and showcase from UBC WasteNauts on how they are...
When:
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 12:00 to 16:00
Location:
Lower Atrium of the Nest
UBC Graduate students of the Chemical & Biological Engineering 588 Carbon Capture Course are hosting a virtual showcase on Tuesday, April 4th 4-5PM PST where they will present different perspectives on new Carbon Capture, Sequestration, and Utilization (CCUS) technologies in the Canadian market...
When:
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location:
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Bring your friends and your sustainability knowledge to Koerner’s Pub to compete for awesome prizes! *Note: There is an entrance fee of $5 to attend, but all proceeds will be given to FreshRoots! https://freshroots.ca/ About Common energy: Common Energy UBC is one of the most active student-...
When:
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location:
Koerner Plaza

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