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
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Climate justice advocates for a shift in the focus of dialogue on climate change away from economic imperatives and technical solutions, to protecting the human rights of those most vulnerable to its effects, both globally and locally.

SDG Week

“Just Is”≠ Justice

Does regional climate planning matter?

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.

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Past Events

Fri, February 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Sara Cannon, PhD candidate, UBC Department of Geography and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Many natural and marine scientists work in places with long histories of occupation and colonialism, where the impacts of...
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Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, January 29, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. UBC Library presents, in partnership with UBC Forestry and the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a conversation with Dr Robin Wall Kimmerer on Friday, January 29 (1pm -2:30pm PST). The acclaimed author of Braiding Sweetgrass...
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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 13:00
Fri, January 29, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. Free. UBC Library presents, in partnership with UBC Forestry and the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on Friday, January 29 (1:00-2:30 p.m. PST). The acclaimed author of Braiding...
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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 13:00
Fri, January 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Nyawira Muthiga Director, Wildlife Conservation Society's Marine Program, Kenya The marine and coastal resources of the East African region provide ecological, economic and social resources for millions of people. Anthropogenic...
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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 11:00
Tue, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ALLARD HALL (FACULTY OF LAW). FREE. What can our governments do to address the impacts of the global environmental crisis on our lives? Join us for a virtual public talk by Dr. David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur, on the urgent need for the legal recognition...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 17:00
WEBINAR: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge: Universal Well-Being Within Planetary Boundaries Join Julia Steinberger for a presentation on several streams of research within the “Living Well Within Limits” project, which investigates the energy requirements of well-being, from quantitative,...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Fri, January 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Kristina Broeder, postdoctoral researcher, Dalhousie University The Anthropocene is the age of unprecedented rates of change and loss. Rapidly evolving technologies and their subsequent impacts often outstrip legal and management...
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Friday, January 22, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, January 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Environmental Performance Index: What can data-driven analyses teach us about sustainability policy around the world? Speaker: Dr. Martin Wolf, postdoctoral associate, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy The Environmental...
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Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00
WEBINAR: Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water Join Bruce H. Lipshutz for a presentation addressing the unsustainable nature of modern organic chemistry – particularly synthesis – and new technologies that address several important, representative reactions from both synthetic and environmental...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
WEBINAR: Diversity in Engineering: Synergies with Decarbonization & Building Science Join Brittany Coughlin for her presentation highlighting synergistic strategies for advancing energy efficient, low carbon building designs, alongside ideas for advancing diversity in the workplace. Mitigating...
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
Location:
Online event

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