Research

Prof. David Wilkinson Faculty of Applied Science. Credit: Martin Dee

UBC is an internationally recognized centre for research excellence. Within our 26 faculties and schools, faculty, students and staff undertake sustainability related research. Efforts also transcend traditional academic boundaries, with over 80 sustainability related centres, institutes and groups working to advance sustainability on campus and beyond.

Research across diverse disciplines, faculties and fields at UBC shares a common thread: to promote globally connected and globally respected thinking that considers the environmental, social and economic implications of our actions.

At present projects are clustered in seven areas:

Sustainability provides a framework to explore the kind of world we want to create.  As the human population grows, our collective challenge is to discover ways to live and work in a world with finite resources, while remaining mindful of the consequences of our actions.