The Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Program creates partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners to learn together through research projects that are tested on campus, and applied in real-world settings.
Sparks collaborations across disciplines and organizations, and tests solutions to sustainability challenges using our Campus as a Living Lab
Enables research collaborations and enhances capacity to find sustainability solutions
Creates opportunities for students to earn course credit, develop professional skills and experience
Supports faculty to integrate applied research and sustainability into curriculum, and provide students with impactful learning experiences

Students

The SEEDS Sustainability Program provides an applied learning experience through collaboration with faculty members, staff, and community partners.

Faculty

Are you a UBC faculty member who’d like to integrate sustainability curriculum and align applied research projects with learning outcomes? Join our extensive network of partners on campus.

Staff and Community Partners

Do you need applied research to help inform your sustainability strategy? The SEEDS Sustainability Program brings UBC faculty, staff, and community partners together.

Featured Projects

SEEDS projects address a broad range of social, ecological, and economic sustainability issues. Since the program began, over 1,000 projects have been completed through 12 different faculties and schools.

UBC Food System Project

The UBC Food System Project is a collaborative, cross-campus initiative that brings together partners from teaching and learning, operations, and research to improve food systems.

CBIRD

The Campus Biodiversity Initiative: Research and Demonstration (CBIRD) is the first campus-wide initiative of its kind at a Canadian university.

About SEEDS

SEEDS is an internationally recognized and replicated program. Applied research projects advance social, ecological and economic sustainability through impactful community-based collaborations.

SEEDS Library

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Energy
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Bain Konway, Bradley Krahn, Stuart Martinson, Megan Norwick, Katrina Ong, Christopher Pertch Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445 Community, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2017-2018 PDF
Cassidy Fergus, Sydney Heschuk, Mayra Ramirez, Jonas Yee Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf PSYC 321 Buildings, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Mabel Zhou, Shairah Bumagat, Joe Theobald, Maggie Mei, Victor Luk Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Siobhan Finan, Sarah Haysom, Laura MacTaggart, Danae Shephard Athletics & Recreation: Jenny Black; Athletics & Recreation: Dan Cooper; Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser; Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf GRS 397/457 Community, Materials, Waste Kinesiology, School of: Brian Wilson; Food, Nutrition and Health, Global Resource Systems: Brent Skura; Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Hsin-Ni (Cindy) Lin, Jessy Lok, Yilu Fei, Xiao Qian Ma, Chenyan (Tina) Wei UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Emily Lee, Paul O'Neill, Hannah Happeney, William Wright, Cianna Vit Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Klaudine Go, Yue (Sherry) Hu, Hilson Wan, Yiwen (Wendy) Zheng UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Christopher Schreiber, Kambiz (Kam) Dolatyar, Avery MacKenzie, Hun Hui (Jeremy) Lai Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Andrew Clayton, Christopher Hii, Nerine Law, Diana Nino Alma Mater Society: Michael Kingsmill; AMS Sustainability: Marina Smirnova MECH 457 Community, Energy Mechanical Engineering: Jon Mikkelsen 2017-2018 PDF
Younsil (Ashley) Lee, David Yu, Joshua (Josh) Whang, Zhi Yang, Qian Yu Shen UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF

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