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

This workshop is a space to question our melancholic attachments to fossil fuels and the versions of colonial modernity that they underwrite. When we avoid or deny these attachments, we advertently or inadvertently resist transition and transformation. As the damages of greenhouse gas emissions...
When:
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 14:30 to 16:00
Location:
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)
Meet the people that make UBC a top-40 research university and explore how you can get involved.
When:
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Gephart, Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at American University. Fish and other aquatic foods (blue food) present an opportunity for more sustainable diets due to its high nutrient content and low average environmental footprint. At the same time, seafood is among...
When:
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
Diversified, small-scale and organic farming has the potential to support biodiversity on farmlands and increase farmer livelihoods. But transitioning to these systems can be challenging, especially for the small-scale growers who could have the most to gain from the transition. So how can growers...
When:
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
We’re a research team funded by UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab initiative and we’re inviting all current and former residents of UBC’s Acadia Park Student Family Housing to join us at the Acadia Park Commonsblock for a series of three workshops where we’ll be investigating what design elements of...
When:
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 09:30 to 12:00
Location:
Acadia Community Centre
Speaker: Dr. Ben Halpern Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara Director, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Feeding humanity puts enormous environmental pressure on our planet. Most studies focused on this critical issue have addressed...
When:
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
Meet the people that make UBC a top-40 research university and explore how you can get involved.
When:
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
We’re a research team funded by UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab initiative and we’re inviting all current and former residents of UBC’s Acadia Park Student Family Housing to join us at the Acadia Park Commonsblock for a series of three workshops where we’ll be investigating what design elements of...
When:
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 11:30 to 14:00
Location:
Acadia Community Centre
**FREE ONLINE EVENT** An Existential Toolkit for the Climate Movement We already have the technological, scientific, and economic tools to address the climate crisis, but what are the emotional resources we need to put those tools into action? How can we bring our best selves to the long haul of...
When:
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
Location:
Webinar
Meet the people that make UBC a top-40 research university and explore how you can get involved.
When:
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event

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