With over 400 faculty investigating sustainability, our goal is to excel across the spectrum of fundamental and applied research. And our research advances interdisciplinary and cross-cutting methods, linking research to action both on-and-off campus.



Campus as a Living Lab

UBC's Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) provides a collaborative framework for faculty, staff,...
Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

Sustainability Scholars Program

The Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative paid internship program. We match UBC graduate...
Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy

SEEDS Sustainability Program

Welcome to the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program. SEEDS...

Research-Based Graduate Programs

Research-based graduate programs are thesis-based and can include an M.Sc., M.A., or PhD. Follow...

Research Group & Researchers

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS), located at UBC Farm, is a unique research centre that aims to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems towards a more sustainable, food secure future. For more information:...

UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability

The Centre is dedicated to improving our understanding of how sport can help advance economic and...
Applied Science (Vancouver)
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Green building design, construction and operation, including the integrated technical and economic modelling of building- and community-integrated low-carbon energy systems; finding new ways to...


In 2023, UBC Campus as a Living Lab expanded the annual CLL Fund Competition into a one-time, Campus Living Lab Grand Challenge responding to the urgent and critical need to accelerate our collective response to the climate emergency.

Find a Researcher

With over 400 faculty investigating sustainability-related topics at UBC, it can be hard to know...
Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems
Natural Resources
Policy, Economics & Governance

Zoology Professor Awarded Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Crafoord Prize

Professor Dolph Schluter's research focuses on stickleback species pairs — two closely related...
Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Collaboration Centre for Clean Energy Transition

Researchers from the National Research Council (NRC) Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre...
Climate Change & Energy
Data & Technology
Policy, Economics & Governance

#WiRELab Investigating White-Tailed Deer Population Affects on Caribou

Doctoral student Melanie Dickie is exploring how human land use and climate intersect to influence...