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 Sustainability Library

The SEEDS Sustainability Library is a comprehensive repository of applied research and knowledge. It’s a key tool for decision makers. Open access applied research reports contribute to a body of knowledge, learning and action to ignite sustainability ideas, policies and practices, and enable the broader community to learn, apply and build on previous research.

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Jia An Zu, Tabassum Firoz, Emily Kwan, Doris Lo, Cynthia Mak, Karyn Schnick, Sally Shum UBC Food Services: Laura Lowry AGSC 450 Community, Finance, Food Applied Biology: Alejandro Rojas 2001-2002 PDF
Alexandra Foldes, Grace Lau, Taya Maki, Dani Shahvarani, Gelaine Siu, Jonas Spring , Michelle Wan Sai Lui UBC Food Services: Josie Midha, Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Andrew Parr AGSC 450 Food Applied Biology: Alejandro Rojas 2001-2002 PDF
Grace Foo, Jenny Lau, Karen Lung, Sarah McNeil, Madeline Simpson, Michael Siu, Matthew Wong Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Andrew Parr AGSC 450 Finance, Food Applied Biology: Alejandro Rojas 2001-2002 PDF
Sarika Goyal, Sharon Hsi, Kenneth Law, Wendy Lu, Rob Mulligan, Nicole Spencer, Scott Weatherhead, Cindy Yin Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm: Derek Masselink, Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Andrew Parr AGSC 450 Community, Food, Land Applied Biology: Alejandro Rojas 2001-2002 PDF
Justine Annandale, Claire Herman, Zahra Hussein, Sabrina Li, Sarah Poffenberger, Rosanne Smit Student Housing and Hospitality Services: Andrew Parr AGSC 450 Community, Food, Land Applied Biology: Alejandro Rojas 2001-2002 PDF
Kat Ao, Vivian Hoffmann, Carole Jolly Trek Program Centre: Gordon Lovegrove GEOG 400 Community, Transportation Department of Geography: Ken Denike 2000-2001 PDF
Jeff Chisholm, Vivian Hoffman Sustainability Office: Freda Pagani GEOG 447/448 Climate, Community Earth & Ocean Sciences: Douw Steyn, Sabina Shaikh 2000-2001 PDF
Rosaria Fronteddu UBC Campus Planning: Andrew Wilson PLAN 550 Community, Land School of Community & Regional Planning: Dr. Penny Gurstein 2000-2001 PDF
Test Test Climate Test PDF

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