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.

Production, Consumption & Waste
Sustainable Fashion Week is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty at UBC to learn more about the social and environmental issues surrounding the “fast fashion” industry, and to explore alternatives including sustainable buying, clothing...

Touching salmon: When is it wrong? Consequences of release or escape from fisheries capture

UBC Reads Sustainability presents Ziya Tong

Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

UBC Farm Practicum Program in Sustainable Agriculture

Sun, October 27, 2019 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description. 2020 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable...

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.

Events by Date

Fri, January 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Urbina There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest and least understood, are the...
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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00
Wed, January 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Are you planning to use your summer to pursue research abroad but need some help with your application? Come meet our team and get your questions answered! We will discuss how to write a great personal statement, request references and...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00
Fri, January 31, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Dr. Dyhia Belhabib Ecotrust Canada Location: AERL Theatre
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Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00
Creating High-Performance, Off-Grid, Village-Scale Desalination for Rural India using Electrodialysis that is Cost-Competitive with On-Grid RO India is facing the most severe water crisis in its history, making it necessary to use lower quality brackish water sources for drinking. The dominant...
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:30 to 12:30
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BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Fri, February 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Kyra St-Pierre Postdoctoral Fellow, Pelagic Ecosystems Lab Location: AERL Theatre
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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 11:00
Fri, February 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Sharon Wu Managing Director, Research Support Services UBC Office of Research Services Location: AERL Theatre
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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:00
Infrastructure and the Anthropocene At the dawn of the twenty-first century, there are signs that several critical social, technological, and environmental variables are changing in ways that will have major effects on how we design and manage infrastructure. These variables include climate non-...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:30 to 12:30
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BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate This talk presents research using building performance simulation and other methods to improve energy and environmental performance and human health in buildings and cities. Topics include improving modeling methods for urban context,...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:30 to 12:30
Location:
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC

Past Events

Fri, January 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series We all have deep personal relationships with the earth and to the sea. Here in BC, Aboriginal spiritual connections spring first to mind. Nigel suggests that while Aboriginal relationships...
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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:00
Looking for professional work experience? Want to make a difference in the community? Join us at our upcoming information session and learn about the Summer 2020 Sustainability Scholars program. Date: January 13, 2020 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: CIRS, BC Hydro Theatre, main floor 2260 West...
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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 17:00 to 19:00
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CIRS, BC Hydro Theatre, main floor 2260 West Mall
Fri, January 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). 25% of fish caught in the ocean don’t land directly on our plates. They're churned into something called fishmeal. That fishmeal is mainly used to feed farmed fish, which account for more than half of the...
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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 11:00
Fri, January 10, 2020 10:00 AM - Sun, April 5, 2020, 5:00 PM MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY.
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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 10:00
Thu, December 26, 2019 10:00 AM - Wed, January 8, 2020, 4:30 PM UBC Botanical Garden. Recycle your Christmas tree! Proceeds support Thunderbird Elementary, a school with a high percentage of vulnerable students. Garden lessons, provided by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation), give...
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Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 10:00
Thu, December 12, 2019 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. FREE. Global heating, biodiversity loss, food and water inequality, and upheavals in economic and social systems demand that we re-think how we teach at universities and how we can better prepare students for a rapidly unfolding future...
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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 14:45
Wed, December 11, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. FREE. In the past year, there has been increasing and widespread momentum at UBC around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), to foster change and engage the community on common global issues. Understanding,...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 09:30
Fri, November 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Seth Wynes PhD Student, UBC Department of Geography Location: AERL Theatre
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 11:00
Thu, November 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Interested in taking part in an exciting program abroad next summer and getting UBC credits at the same time? Come check out our info session and learn more about two Global Seminars taking place in China next year! Pizza will be provided!...
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Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:00
Fri, November 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Marta Coll Institute of Marine Research (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain Ecopath International Initiative Research Association (EII), Barcelona, Spain Location: AERL Theatre Driven by...
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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:00

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