Student engagement is at the heart of sustainability learning at UBC. Through immersive, transformative, and experiential learning experiences, our engagement programs provide opportunities to build leadership skills and professional competencies. Whether it’s facilitating collaborations, making connections, or offering discussion platforms for sustainability issues, we offer diverse opportunities to meet a variety of student needs and interests.
AMBASSADORS PLANNED 14 UNIQUE ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
RAISED BY AMBASSADORS TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS
OF AMBASSADORS REPORT GAINING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
STUDENTS JOINED THE STUDENT STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK
Sustainability Ambassadors partnered with 35 organizations, raising over $14,000
This year twenty-five Sustainability Ambassadors – our largest ever cohort – collaborated with 35 organizations to plan and deliver sustainability awareness raising events that attracted over 1,000 attendees.
With projects ranging from social and environmental hackathons to behaviour change engagement activities on campus, students gained new skills and competencies through immersive experiential learning opportunities in a safe, multidisciplinary and diverse team environment.
Student Sustainability Network welcomed 86 new members
Over 65 unique engagement opportunities were shared via the Student Sustainability Network, where members can connect with various organizations for volunteer and involvement opportunities.
Advising and support services reached over 82 student organizations
Through our advising and support services, we offered direct support to 20 student groups to develop their projects and events, corresponded with over 82 student organizations, and liaised with 300 student advisors.
Sustainability Ambassadors’ SDG Week
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action for every nation and individual. The Sustainability Ambassadors recognized the need to increase awareness of SDGs among the campus community and designed a week-long critical discourse on the framework.
SDG Week explored the interdisciplinary nature of the SDG framework, focusing on collaboration across disciplines and sectors. Through ten unique events, SDG Week highlighted various themes and concepts at the heart of the SDGs.
- Introduction to the SDGs
Disconnect: The Miscommunication of Climate Change
Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Entrepreneurs for Social Change
Greenest City Panel
The Power of Plant Forward Food
The Stories That Trees Tell Us About SDGs
The Future of SDGs: Roundtable and Celebration