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.

Find a Researcher

With over 400 faculty investigating sustainability-related topics at UBC, it can be hard to know...

Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility

The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility produces renewable energy for UBC’s campus using wood...
Climate Change & Energy

Brock Commons Tallwood House

UBC’s Brock Commons Tallwood House is one of a growing number of mass-timber buildings around the...
Built Environment & Mobility

Featured Research Groups

UBC operates multiple centres of excellence and interdisciplinary research groups in order to...

Explore our research collections

UBC’s sustainability research collections highlight our commitment to transform the entire campus into a living laboratory, and to engage our faculty and students in innovative and applied research to improve our communities, region and world.

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:...
Applied Science
Social determinants and processes of child development. Public health efforts at identification, intervention and the prevention of developmental problems.
Applied Science
Demand side management in smart grid; PHEV charging and vehicle-to-grid systems; Control and management of microgrids.


Sustainability Scholars Program

The Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative paid internship program. We match UBC graduate...
Human Well-being & Social Systems

SEEDS Sustainability Program

Welcome to the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program. SEEDS...
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Interdisciplinary Education Grants

The Interdisciplinary Education Grant program provides funding for small teams of UBC Vancouver...

Research-Based Graduate Programs

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