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

Mon, October 26, 2020 12:00 AM - Sun, November 1, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. n/a. UBC is the first Fair Trade Campus in Canada, designated since 2011. Celebrate Fair Trade Campus Week. October 28 to November 1 Fair Trade information: https://ftcw.fairtrade.ca/2019 Fair Trade Campus...
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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 00:00
Sat, October 24, 2020 12:00 AM - Fri, October 30, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. n/a. UBC is the first Fair Trade Campus in Canada, designated since 2011. Celebrate Fair Trade Campus Week. October 28 to November 1 Fair Trade information: https://ftcw.fairtrade.ca/2019 Fair Trade Campus...
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Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 00:00
Fri, October 23, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. IOF Seminar Series: http://bit.ly/IOFseminars PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED AT SPEAKER'S REQUEST Maine's lobster fishery is the most valuable in the United States, and is the economic and cultural heart of the Maine coast...
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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:00
Fri, October 23, 2020 12:00 AM - Thu, October 29, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. n/a. UBC is the first Fair Trade Campus in Canada, designated since 2011. Celebrate Fair Trade Campus Week. October 28 to November 1 Fair Trade information: https://ftcw.fairtrade.ca/2019 Fair Trade Campus...
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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 00:00
Thu, October 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Any forester will tell you that different trees have different value, and that value is generally set by the marketplace. But what if the value of some trees is below ground rather than above it? This is the central question of The Mother...
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00
Did you know that UBC is the first Fair Trade Campus in Canada and has been designated since 2011? Join us in celebrating, educating, and promoting the Fairtrade movement and Fairtrade certified products on campuses accross Canada! You can participate onsocial media by tagging @ubcfoodie and using...
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 17:00
WEBINAR: Industrial Symbiosis: A Key Plank in a Circular Economy In an effort to practice business more sustainably, many regions are working towards circular economies. These economies aim to decouple economic growth from resource consumption by designing out waste and pollution; keeping products...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Fri, October 9, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. This is part of the IOF seminar series Speaker: Dr. Thomas Froelicher, University of Bern Extreme events, i.e., periods of normally rare situations when a system is far outside its norms, are well known to severely impact organisms and...
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Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00
WEBINAR: COVID-19 Building Operations and Future Codes Join Lawrence Schoen as he presents on how modes of disease transmission might be affected by engineering interventions, typically related to dilution ventilation, mechanical filtration and de-activation by ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Increasingly, fisheries researchers and managers seek or are compelled to “bridge” Indigenous knowledge systems with Western scientific approaches to understanding and governing fisheries. Here, we will move beyond the all-too-common narrative about integrating or incorporating (too often used as...
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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00
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Online event

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