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.

What might sea level rise look like at UBC? A new mural in the AMS sustainability corridor offers a glimpse into future possibilities. Join local artists Josianne Assignon and Ana Julia Leon to celebrate the completion of the mural and to learn how...

Sustainability Education Fellows Information Session

Sustainability Photo Pop-Up Exhibition

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

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

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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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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