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.

Organized by the student-led UBC Sustainability Ambassadors , SDG Week is the first of its kind at the Vancouver campus, focusing on SDG Goals from diverse perspectives. From science and technology to public health, business, and politics, we’ll...

Building Sustainable Futures with Mikhail Chester (Arizona State)

**Event Postponed** Sustainability Hacks

**EVENT POSTPONED** Building Sustainable Futures with Holly Samuelson (Harvard)

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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Thu, March 26, 2020 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. UBC Science & Tech Expo is a one day conference held in collaboration of 5 undergraduate societies, EUS, FUS, KUS, LFSUS, and SUS, and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning. This large scale collaboration was created in order...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:00
Tue, March 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See description. Free. In a Climate Emergency, is civil disobedience a necessity? Come to a special preview screening of the documentary film Necessity, and a panel discussion with director Jan Haaken & producer Haunani Kalama. Free and open to the public,...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 18:00
Tue, March 24, 2020 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 17:00
Fri, March 20, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Dr. Sarah Fortune Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Mammal Research Unit Location: AERL Theatre Eastern Canada-West Greenland bowhead whales are among the most mysterious large-whales in the...
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:00
Counter-Institutionalizing First Nation-Crown relations in British Columbia In Canada, the advance of industrial resource extraction has been moderated by a series of key legal decisions which have found that development activities within the traditional territories of Indigenous groups may...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall
Wed, March 18, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM See description. Free. The Centre for Law & the Environment Speaker Series is proud to present a keynote address by Mari Margil, a leading force in the global Rights of Nature movement. The Rights of Nature represent a major shift in how humankind governs...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 17:30
Wed, March 18, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Free. Is now the time for Rights of Nature legislation in BC? This public workshop features presentations of the latest research on Rights of Nature by Allard/UBC law students, followed by questions and discussion with a panel of distinguished...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:30
**This event has been POSTPONED until further notice On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate This talk presents research using building performance simulation and other methods to improve energy and environmental performance and human health in buildings and cities. Topics include...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:30 to 12:30
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
**This event has been postponed until further notice. sustainability hacks 2020 is an ideation challenge bringing together community organizations, industry professionals, researchers, and ambitious students/alumni together for a weekend of synergy and innovation. Participants will work...
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 18:00
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Fri, March 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Jessica Garzke Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF Location: AERL Theatre Climate change may lead to several new challenges for earth’s biota. The most discussed changes during the past years are...
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:00