UBC's strategic plan Place and Promise includes a goal addressing the University's economic sustainability. Scholars at the University take a different tack, defining and addressing economic sustainability in its broader sense.
The University's goal, as stated in Place and Promise, is to "Ensure UBC's economic sustainability by aligning resources with the University vision and strategic plan and deploying them in a sustainable and effective manner."
Inside and outside UBC's classrooms, students and faculty explore, debate, investigate and research the many dimensions of economic sustainability. A small sampling of courses addressing economic sustainability include:
For more, visit the Courses and Teaching section of this website.
UBC's scholarly efforts in sustainability produce thought-provoking results. For example, in February 2011, UBC students Justin Ritchie and Elin Tayyar produced a short video in which they redefine economic progress, including an interview with SCARP Professor Emeritus William Rees.