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.

COP26 has been described as “the world's best last chance” to tackle the climate crisis. The UBC Sustainability Initiative , Sierra Club BC , and West Coast Environmental Law are proud to present ‘What’s at Stake?’ A deep dive into the world of the...

Pathways to Indigenous Equity: An Indigenous Lens on Health Systems Transformation & Research

The Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy 5th Annual Conference - Governing Territorial Food Systems: Legal Obstacles and Opportunities

Go by Bike Week

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.

Events by Date

Fri, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker : Dr. Michelle Tseng, Assistant Professor, UBC Botany Our lab primarily explores the effects of temperature warming on plankton and insect communities. In this presentation I will share some recent work showing that warming alters...
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Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:00
Thu, November 4, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 17:00
Presented in partnership with The Belkin Join for a reading by Dallas Hunt from CREELAND , a collection of poetry concerned with connections to home and language, even from great distances, and the power of these connections as part of a process of creating, living, and flourishing. “The poems in...
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
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Live Webinar and Limited In-Person
Thu, November 18, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
When:
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 17:00

Past Events

COP26 has been described as “the world's best last chance” to tackle the climate crisis. The UBC Sustainability Initiative , Sierra Club BC , and West Coast Environmental Law are proud to present ‘What’s at Stake?’ A deep dive into the world of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (...
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
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Online
Fri, October 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Strategies for increasing the representation and success of Black Women in Oceanography – lessons learned from the Ocean Womxn programme in South Africa Speaker : Dr. Katye Altieri is the Lead PI of Ocean Womxn, and a Senior Lecturer in the...
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Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, October 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). This session will be held in-person (AERL 120) and over Zoom. Please RSVP to attend either. Speaker: Dr. Amanda Vincent, Professor, IOF The world’s quirky and iconic seahorses have quite a tale to tell, about...
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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00
SCHEDULE | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS | REGISTRATION UBC CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021 The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. While UBC is a recognized leader...
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 16:00
Fri, October 8, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Gideon Mordecai Research Associate, IOF A better understanding of infectious marine diseases have highlighted their ecological, economic and social impacts. These are most conspicuous in the crowded and stressful conditions of...
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Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:00
Tue, October 5, 2021 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM See description. Free. Join us for an interactive session to learn about graduate school and how to apply. This webinar will review the application process, key elements, as well as provide some tips on how to build a strong application. Current Indigenous...
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 11:30
Fri, October 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Rashid Sumaila University Killam Professor IOF and SPPGA When we look around us we see the decline of renewable natural resources such as fish stocks and forests; the pollution of the environment, e.g., marine plastic pollution...
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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:00
Presented by the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: A conference on urban sustainability research What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve? UBC Sustainability Scholars are helping to generate real change in the world. Join us on September...
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00
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Online (Zoom link to be provided prior to the event)
Fri, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Amina Schartup, Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that has been mined and released by humans for more than 3,000 years. Inorganic mercury is released by human...
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Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:00
Thu, September 23, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. This event for Science Literacy Week will be held online using Zoom. Have you ever shaken your head at your uncle during Thanksgiving, wondering how on earth he could support an idea that you stand firmly against? The past year has...
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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 13:00

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