Interested in learning more about sustainability? Our events listing and featured events provides plenty of opportunities to get involved in sustainability, both on-and-off campus. If you are looking to highlight your sustainability event on campus, please visit UBC Events and tag your submission "sustainability" related.

**Featuring True Reconciliation: How to be a Force for Change ** How can just relations challenge colonialism? And how do we centre reconciliation and justice in climate solutions? Hear from former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice...

Sustainability Celebration

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Production, Consumption & Waste

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

Emotions and Saving the Planet

Human Well-being & Social Systems

Climate Emergency Week

Climate Emergency week at UBC seeks to convene and energize communities of climate action at UBC. Join our events, workshops and activities, and take collective action for justice, people, and our planet.

UBC Reads Sustainability

Part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. UBC Reads Sustainability is a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

SDG Week Canada

SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.

Climate Justice Series

In response to the focus on climate justice as part of UBC’s Declaration of a Climate Emergency and recommendations from its Climate Emergency Task Force (CETF) Report the UBC Sustainability Initiative launched the Climate Justice Series, featuring sessions that examine climate justice from various perspectives, locally and globally.

Events by Date

Please join us for a discussion of Dr. Maya Wind’s new book, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom (Verso Press), exploring how Israeli institutions of higher education are enlisted in Israel’s settler-colonial project. From campuses strategically built to...
When:
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Geography Building
**Featuring True Reconciliation: How to be a Force for Change ** How can just relations challenge colonialism? And how do we centre reconciliation and justice in climate solutions? Hear from former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and bestselling...
When:
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 17:00 to 19:00
*FREE + IN-PERSON* The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) resulted in historic developments in global environmental politics and climate finance, including the UAE Consensus, calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. While this is a...
When:
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
SFU Harbour Centre, Rooms 1400-1410 (Segal Centre), 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Past Events

In this moment of present and imminent crisis, it is more crucial than ever that UBC as an educational institution—and as a community—strives to cultivate enduring multidisciplinary, intergenerational, intersectional solidarities around climate justice and decolonial pedagogies. To assist UBC in...
When:
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, March 8, 2024 - 21:30
Speaker: Dr. Andres Cisneros Montemayor, Assistant Professor, SFU The “Blue Economy” is the most widely used term throughout ocean policy and development, but what does it actually mean? (Spoiler: whatever you need it to.) In this talk, I’ll go through some of the history and...
When:
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Discussion and dialogue featuring: Namaste Marsden , Masemtxoxw, BA, LLB, from the Wilp Gamlaxyeltxw, Lax Ganeda (Frog Clan). Harlan Pruden (nēhiyo/First Nations Cree), works with and for the Two Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Seraphine Munroe , Reconciliation Technical...
When:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 17:30 to 19:30
Location:
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Join us for a celebration of community at Climate Fest! Discover the amazing work being done by students, faculty, and staff in response to the climate emergency, meet community businesses and organizations, or take a break at the Pot-a-Plant zone. Low-sensory hour from 11am to 12pm to accommodate...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
AMS Nest
Enhancing Marine Conservation through Adaptive Management in the Northern Shelf Bioregion MPA Network: Insights from a Commercial Fisherman Speaker: Fraser McDonald, Commercial Fisherman and IOF Adjunct Faculty member This seminar explores the perspective of a small-scale commercial fisherman...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Connect with the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) on disaster and climate resilience and preparedness at their booth at Climate Fest! Friday, February 16 11am-3pm Chat with ministry employees about provincial and regional initiatives underway to better understand and...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Location:
AMS Student Nest, Main Level and Lower Level
The Association of Canadian Archivists Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is pleased to present its 15th annual conference — Archives and the Environment: Land, Colonialism, and the Climate Crisis. This event will be held virtually on Zoom on Friday, February 16th, 2024...
When:
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 09:00 to 17:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
A hands-on art-based workshop centring themes of climate wellbeing; art as personal and community resilience & resistance; and creative modes of storytelling and documentation in the era of climate emergency and injustice. Join us for the continuation of the art workshop exploring the relation...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 18:00 to 20:30
Location:
AMS Nest
As people and goods move around the world, so do other organisms, sometimes intentionally and sometimes by accident. These organisms can become established in new areas and may be out of balance with the local ecosystem. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum holds a record of changes in biodiversity,...
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 17:00 to 20:30
Location:
Beaty Biodiversity Centre
A hands-on and art-based facilitated workshop centring themes of climate wellbeing, art as resistance, storytelling, and public commentary in the era of climate emergency and injustice. Organized by UBC Climate Hub and Hatch Art Gallery. Part of Climate Emergency Week.
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 16:30 to 18:30
Location:
AMS Nest

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