This year, UBC’s leadership endorsed new strategic plans and actions that significantly deepen our commitment to sustainability across teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and community. 

At UBC we are proud of our achievements, but conscious of the urgent need to accelerate action on critical issues like the climate crisis. Our efforts to map UBC Sustainability activities to the SDGs in this report are an early attempt to identify which goals and targets UBC is actively working towards through our three sustainability pillars, and explore areas where we might collaborate with other organizations to advance shared goals. 

Download our full Annual Sustainability Report to find out more, or read below for a summary.



Across UBC, faculty and students are teaching, learning and exploring sustainability through hundreds of courses, programs and research projects.
As a large, research-intensive university, with considerable land, assets and utilities in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is in a unique position to use our campuses as test beds for sustainability.
UBC is home to a growing community of people that live, work, learn and take part in all that UBC has to offer. Each year, we deliver quality programming and events that leverage our world-class assets and public spaces.
Our Annual Sustainability Reports provide an overview of sustainability activities and highlight achievements at UBC's Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.