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

Biodiversity
Buildings
Climate
Community
Energy
Finance
Food
Health
Land
Materials
Procurement
Transportation
Waste
Water
Wellbeing
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Lucas Chan, Li Han, Lia Monteferrante, Ryah Rondolo Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Julian Villafuerte Diaz; Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Lindsey Vorhees; Geography, Department of: Adele Therias LFS 450 Community, Food, Wellbeing Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Liska Richer 2017-2018 PDF
Hao (Jason) Zheng, Olivia Estes, Kathleen (Katya) Downey, Jia Qui (Alan) Gao Human Resources: Miranda Massie; Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf PSYC 321 Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Suzanne Ng, Nicole Pederson, Likha (Mikka) Pesigan, Balba Flores Ramirez, Chariisa Yu Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Daniel Bateson, Yue (Stephanie) Fan Fan, Grace Wang, Nuttamon (Belle) Wilaingam Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Ryan Bednar; Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Gavin Pattman; Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Julian Villafuerte Diaz LFS 450 Community, Food, Land Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Liska Richer 2017-2018 PDF
Aleah Loa, Russell Nesbitt, Ilze Pretorius, Yiwu Zhang Human Resources: Miranda Massie; Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf PSYC 321 Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Tsz Yong (Leona) Chan, Sydney Lopes, Stephanie Quon, Shivani Sen Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Brook Foster, Alfred Ke, Yu Hsuan (Michelle) Wu Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Paula McCready; Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Victoria Wakefield; UBC Food Services: Melissa Baker; UBC Food Services: David Speight LFS 450 Food, Health, Procurement Land and Food Services, Faculty of: Liska Richer 2017-2018 PDF
Zeshan Nurani, Kevin Chen Infrastructure Development: Catherine Alkenbrack; Campus + Community Planning: Adam Hyslop; Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser; Energy and Water: Blair Antcliffe; Facilities Planning: Steven Lee; Sustainability and Engineering: Jamee DeSimone PLAN 528A/550 Buildings, Climate School of Community and Regional Planning: Jordi Honey-Rosés; School of Community and Regional Planning: Martino Tran 2017-2018 PDF
Scott Young, Emily Cutler, Christopher Clute, Munib Mustafa, Alison Helton Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner; Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf PSYC 321 Transportation, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Sabrina Sumar, David Yap, Omar (Davin) Gill, Harmanat Buttar Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF

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