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
The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment, the decisions and actions we take today will reverberate beyond our own borders and lifetimes.

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.

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Past Events

WEBINAR: Re-Start 360: Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy As pressure intensifies on environmental systems, physical resources that are essential for maintaining society- including water, energy, and materials – must be carefully managed. Circular economy and industrial ecology are both...
When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
Location:
Online event
In December 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency. As a result, the university is developing an ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP2030) aimed at implementing strategies that will result in emissions reductions from UBC’s core operations by 2030 through clean energy solutions and energy-efficient...
When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:30 to 12:30
Location:
Virtual
Fri, March 26, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants can serve as a guide for forestry and natural resource practitioners to develop deeper understandings of reciprocity, living relations, and the robust...
When:
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 13:00
Part of the Climate Justice Webinar Series Featuring The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet The Arctic ice is receding each year, but just as irreplaceable is the culture, the wisdom that has allowed the Inuit to thrive in the Far North...
When:
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location:
Online event
Fri, March 26, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Jesse Morin, practicing archaeologist Two-Indigenous led archaeological fisheries research projects are presented that provide novel insights into salmon harvesting in the Salish Sea over the last two millennia. First, the...
When:
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00
Join UBC Library for a special event featuring four panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis and work to be done in the here and now. In the December 5, 2019 Declaration on the Climate Emergency, the UBC Board of Governors stated that...
When:
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30
Location:
Virtual
Thu, March 25, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. WIPED OUT : Webinar on the Need for Biodegradability Innovations in Wet Wipes Single-use disposable wipes are an increasing environmental, economic and social challenge, and these effects are accelerating dramatically due to the COVID-19...
When:
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 13:00
WEBINAR: Does regional climate planning matter? Scaling up climate action in the Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities region. Please join Dr. Tamara Krawchenko and Dr. Katya Rhodes from the School of Public Administration and IESVic to learn about regional planning to accelerate climate action...
When:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
Location:
Online event
The discussion will include reflections on what climate justice means to the panelists, and how they are building it into their work; the process of translating climate justice activism and advocacy into government action; and the role of citizens and social movements in bringing about climate...
When:
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Virtual
Thu, March 18, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life Adaptive Management: Learning to Manage Complex Natural Systems through Experience and Active Experimentation Carl Walters, Oceans and Fisheries, in conversation with...
When:
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 17:00

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