UBC operates multiple centres of excellence and research groups in order to address complex issues at different scales, and respond to critical community needs. Many of the research groups listed below are interdisciplinary by nature, while others specialize deeply in key areas of sustainability.


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Research Unit

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Animal Welfare Program
Biodiversity Research Centre
BioProducts Institute (BPI)
Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS)
Centre for Climate Justice
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Centre for Law and the Environment
Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Centre for Transportation Studies
China-Canada Bioenergy Centre
Clean Energy Research Centre
Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation, and ResiLience (HEAL) Cluster
Climate Solutions Research Collective
Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
Cycling in Cities
Decision Insights for Business & Society
Disaster Resilience Research Network
Food and Resource Economics Group
Healthy + Resilient Environments Research Cluster
Human Nutrition Group
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Marine Mammal Research Unit
Microplastics, Health and the Environment
Montalbano Centre for Responsible Leadership Development
Okanagan Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
Planetary Healthcare Lab
Program on Water Governance
Project Seahorse
Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC)
Sea Around Us Project
Soil, Water & Sustainability Group
Sustainability and Ethics Group
Transformative Health & Justice Cluster
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability
UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
Women's Health Research Cluster