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.

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden going to COP27 to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists, civil society actors, and more be heard? Join UBC student and faculty delegates on-the-ground at COP27 in...

UBC Reads Sustainability with Geoff Dembicki

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Intro to City Cycling (free)

Built Environment & Mobility

Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

Human Well-being & Social Systems

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.

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

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jouffray Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend...
When:
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
It’s go time. Sue. Big. Oil. In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 — roughly $1 per every Vancouver resident — to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join leaders from UBC, West Coast Environmental Law,...
When:
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
In-person and virtual

Past Events

Can we achieve balance in the nutrient cycle? In an ideal world the nutrients in soil, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, flow through the entire food system, growing into plants, which animals and humans eat, and eventually those same nutrients return back to the soil, beginning the cycle once again...
When:
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
This presentation will explore the intersection between planetary health, climate change and the well being of Indigenous peoples. I will explore how Indigenous climate change knowledge holds the key to define and diagnose solutions to the planetary health crisis.
When:
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Speaker: Dr. Adaoma Wosu The Landscapes and Livelihoods Group “There are by far more examples in the literature where the introduction of alternative livelihoods have failed to deliver the impact that was intended, than there are examples of where alternative livelihoods have brought about the...
When:
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
*Free Event with food for in-person attendees* Did COP27 open up space for the voices of Indigenous Peoples, youth organizers, and local communities? Join our post-COP27 event for an opportunity to hear from and speak with faculty and student delegates who’ve just returned from climate negotiations...
When:
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
In-person and online
Current ocean management approaches are often characterised by economic or environmental objectives, paying limited consideration to social and cultural dimensions, as well as Indigenous and local knowledge. Piloting arts-based participatory research methods to co-produce knowledge with Indigenous...
When:
Friday, November 25, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the UBC Emeritus College have assembled a cohort of Emeriti to participate in the 2022-23 PWIAS Catalyst Program . The Wall Catalyst Emeriti cohort will meet monthly to share research experience and engage with guest lecturers on the topic of the...
When:
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS)
Hybrid presentation: in person: AERL Theatre (Rm. 120, 2202 Main Mall) / over ZOOM Speaker: Dr. Zoe Todd Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology Carleton University This talk provides an overview of the relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish futures in...
When:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
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GIS Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and community. Organized by Simon Fraser University Library, University of British Columbia Library, and UBC Faculty of Forestry, GIS Day 2022 will be an online event, to be held via Zoom. This event is...
When:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 08:50 to 15:50
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden going to COP27 to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists, civil society actors, and more be heard? Join UBC student and faculty delegates on-the-ground at COP27 in conversation with CBC News climate journalist Lisa...
When:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:30
Location:
Virtual
The Centre for Law and the Environment is excited to announce our first annual Inspirathon . Part research-a-thon, part global collaborative exercise, the Inspirathon is open to students from around the world. Working in teams of two or more, students will choose a country to research, and will...
When:
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 21:00 to 22:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event

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