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.

What might sea level rise look like at UBC? A new mural in the AMS sustainability corridor offers a glimpse into future possibilities. Join local artists Josianne Assignon and Ana Julia Leon to celebrate the completion of the mural and to learn how...

Sustainability Education Fellows Information Session

Sustainability Photo Pop-Up Exhibition

Climate Change & Energy
Ecological Systems

Plug Yourself into UBC Research: a Series for Undergraduate Students

Climate Emergency Week

Climate Emergency week at UBC seeks to convene and energize communities of climate action at UBC. Join our events, workshops and activities, and take collective action for justice, people, and our planet.

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.

SDG Week Canada

SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.

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

Speaker: Dr. Trevor Branch Professor, University of Washington Blue whales are truly enormous yet remain enigmatic and poorly understood, with most populations only studied for a few summer months every year, and mating and calving never observed. As a result, classical theories for their migration...
When:
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Alternatives to fossil fuels are needed and innovations in wind, solar and other renewable energies are progressing. However, the question of storage remains a challenge. Join UBC researchers Robert Godin (Chemistry) and Werner Antweiler (Business) in a discussion around the question of energy...
When:
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Grapes to Glass is a four-session Wine Education and Tasting Series. You will use your senses as you learn about the important elements of wine production, from grape-growing to enjoying the finished product, with a special focus on B.C. wines. Instructor Jay Martiniuk is a UBC Lecturer in Wine...
When:
Monday, January 15, 2024 - 17:30 to 19:30
Location:
Food, Nutrition and Health Building
Speaker: Dr. Anna McLaskey, Research Associate, IOF Pelagic Ecosystems Lab Nutritional quality of prey influences consumer communities including their nutritional quality, so shifts in nutrition at the food web base can be transferred up the food chain to affect fish, seabirds, and mammals...
When:
Friday, January 12, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
Craft your own unique greeting cards this season while uncovering the art and science of traditional paper-making and the latest in bio-based materials to enhance paper characteristics! Engage in this 2.5 hour hands-on workshop, where you’ll transform pulp slurry into paper at our iconic...
When:
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:30
Location:
Pulp and Paper Centre
Craft your own unique greeting cards this season while uncovering the art and science of traditional paper-making and the latest in bio-based materials to enhance paper characteristics! Engage in this 2.5 hour hands-on workshop, where you’ll transform pulp slurry into paper at our iconic...
When:
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:30
Location:
Pulp and Paper Centre
With COP28 in the United Arab Emirates just around the corner, join a panel of experts for a primer on how United Nations climate summits work, the pressing issues up for negotiation this year, and a question-and-answer period. This event is hosted by the UBC Climate Solutions Research Collective,...
When:
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 15:30 to 17:00
Location:
Geography Building
Marginal seas offer invaluable insights into the effects of human activities on marine ecosystems, often revealing localized impacts before they manifest in larger marine systems. The Sea of Marmara, a near-enclosed basin characterized by its natural permanent stratification, stands as a recognized...
When:
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location:
Online/Virtual Event
Are you a UBC faculty member? Meet colleagues from across disciplines working on sustainability-related topics, and learn how units in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) can support your teaching and research. Delicious snacks and refreshments will be provided, and some of...
When:
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location:
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
in the series The Russia-Ukraine War and Memory Politics Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed A reception follows this event mong other explanations, geopolitical justifications predominate the literature on why Russia invaded Ukraine. To unpack the driving force behind the war in...
When:
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Green College

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