UBC Reads Sustainability brings well-known sustainability authors to our campus to engage in campus-wide discussion.

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.

Each year we select leading sustainability books, work with instructors across campus to integrate the books into courses, and bring the authors to UBC for a public lecture series.

Upcoming Speakers

Johanna Wagstaffe |  Fault Lines | January 29, 2019

Join us as CBC Meteorologist and science host, Johanna Wagstaffe, discusses her book Fault Lines Understanding the Power of Earthquakes, focusing on the science behind earthquakes and the risks associated with living on BC's South Coast. Johanna will further discuss how preparation helps a community recover following an earthquake, and how a 'resilient city' supports sustainability.

When: January 29 | 11am-1pm
Where: Jack Poole Hall, Robert Lee Alumni Centre
FREE: Registration required

In Fault Lines Johanna takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way, readers learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.



Past Speakers

To view past live streams, please check out our UBC Reads Sustainability playlist on YouTube or click on the name of a speaker below.

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UBC Reads Sustainability partners with AMS Sustainability, the UBC Sustainability Initiative, the Pacific Institute for Climate Change Solutions, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and Centre for Community Engaged Learning, the First nations House of Learning, the S.K.Y Lee Global Resource Lounge, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Please contact Kshamta Hunter for any inquiries.