We aim to share what we learn on campus through meaningful engagement activities with partners across our region, and with universities around the world. Sign up for UBC Sustainability’s Newsletter, see our list of other sustainability newsletters at UBC, and explore the world of sustainability at UBC.

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Why climate change education needs more empathy

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Sarah Kamal and George Benson: The fires were just the beginning, welcome to the age of climate displacement

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Policy, Economics & Governance

Student Directed Seminar on UBC's Sustainability Performance

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

NEVER MISS A BEAT

Sign up for UBC Sustainability’s Newsletter to be the first to find out about sustainability-related events, courses, research, internships, funding, volunteering, and other opportunities.

More News

Welcome to the first-ever edition of our eclectic and erratic book club reading list. Below are a few intriguing new titles that have recently caught our eyes by assorted UBC faculty.
The Climate Teaching Connector – a collaboration between the UBC Sustainability Initiative and the Climate Hub – is an innovative new program to integrate climate-related content into undergraduate classes by connecting UBC course instructors with climate change and climate justice experts from the...
Mary Stockdale is an adjunct professor in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia. This article was originally published by The Guardian on August 24th, 2021. Small fires crackle into life on the hills around us at the slightest provocation...
The UBC Sustainability Initiative is pleased to announce details of a competition for COP26 passes open to all current UBC students, faculty, post-docs, and staff. UBC has received four badges for each week of the event (October 31-November 6, and November 7-12). Applications are open now and will...
This article was originally published by the Vancouver Sun on August 9th, 2021. The Lytton wildfire has revealed serious gaps in Canada’s climate emergency response. Policy-makers must get out of a mindset of seeing catastrophic wildfires as “once in a hundred year events.” Their increased...
Derek Gladwin is an Assistant Professor in Language & Literacy Education, a UBC Sustainability Initiative Sustainability Fellow (2018-2021), and Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental & Sustainability Education. This story originally featured on July 28, 2021, in the Oxford...
This spring, students from a student-directed seminar on sustainability (POLI 328Y) produced robust assessments on three areas of UBC’s actions in sustainability. These reports were part of the seminar’s Living Lab projects that analyze and evaluate UBC’s performance in order to advance UBC’s...
A remote Lhoosk’uz Dené community is holding a celebration to mark a joyful milestone. After decades of relying on bottled water, the village of about 50 people, located 200 kilometres west of Quesnel on Kluskus Lake, now has a steady supply of clean drinking water straight out of the tap, thanks...
Like thousands of other medical students in Canada, Kevin Liang had no idea he would be asked to take more than 10 flights during his last year for in-person residency interviews. “After learning this, I knew I had to quantify the climate impact from thousands of students travelling for CaRMS (the...
As part of the 2020-21 UBC Sustainability Scholars cohort, PhD student Elizabeth Jackson engaged with kQwa’ste’not (Charlene George), the cultural voice of Sierra Club BC (SCBC) and a member of the t’Souk Nation, to create A Pathway Together , a toolkit consisting of an electronic guide and print...

Pages