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.

FREE PUBLIC TALK (ONLINE & IN-PERSON) The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit invites you to join for a panel discussion asking the question, “How do we use the resources and influence of universities to catalyze...

Basic Bike Maintenance (free)

Built Environment & Mobility

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.

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Past Events

SPEAKERS: Dr. Jessica Black and Dr. Courtney Carothers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Motivated by deep inequities, Indigenous erasure, and systemic racism against Alaska Native people and Tribal sovereignty, the Tamamta program seeks to transform education, research, governance systems in Alaska...
When:
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
As part of the goals for UBC’s Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030), UBC will be updating its Zero Waste Action Plan to more strongly prioritize emissions reductions and circular economy opportunities including sustainable procurement and reuse. In March 2022, we are holding a university-wide...
When:
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location:
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
As part of the goals for UBC's Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030), UBC will be updating its Zero Waste Action Plan to more strongly prioritize emissions reductions and circular economy opportunities including sustainable procurement and reuse. In March 2022, we are holding a university-wide...
When:
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:00
Location:
CIRS Building – BC Hydro Theatre (lunch included)
It started with a deadly heat dome that settled over the Pacific Northwest back in June 2021. That was followed by a devastating wildfire season, and that was followed by one of the worst flood disasters this province has ever seen. CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe will take you through these...
When:
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Starting Your Own Seedlings. This event is one of several food skills education workshops featured in the UBC Farm 2022 Community Workshop series. For a detailed event description and to register, please visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/event/online-starting-...
When:
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
ESB 5104 and by Zoom Global efforts to reduce anthropogenic carbon emissions to the atmosphere are gaining momentum. Geological storage of CO2 is recognized as an important component of most reduction strategies and can contribute to the sequestration of excess CO2 already in the atmosphere...
When:
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 12:30 to 14:00
Location:
ESB 5104
The Weddell seal is a fast-ice-obligate, mesopredator found around the Antarctic coastline. Traditional methods of understanding population abundance, including shipboard or aerial transects, are cost-prohibitive and risky, so we combined high-resolution satellite imagery (VHR) with the web...
When:
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Veggie Gardening 101. This event is one of several food skills education workshops featured in the UBC Farm 2022 Community Workshop series. For a detailed event description and to register, please visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/event/online-veggie-gardening-...
When:
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
The ocean and biodiversity support our life, yet both are being degraded by direct (e.g. overexploitation, climate change) and indirect (e.g., unsustainable consumption) drivers. A key policy-related driver of ocean and terrestrial biodiversity degradation is harmful subsidies, i.e., government...
When:
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
**Organized by the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors ** SDG Week seeks to increase awareness of and engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from diverse perspectives. From science and technology to public health, business, and politics, we’ll discuss challenges and solutions to turn...
When:
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, March 4, 2022 - 21:00
Location:
Multiple Locations

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