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

Thu, November 4, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Join the Centre for Community Engaged Learning's Social Impact Lab on Activating Solidarity Economies for an interactive opportunity to learn from community organizations that prioritize environment and social objectives before profit...
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 17:00
Fri, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker : Dr. Michelle Tseng, Assistant Professor, UBC Botany Our lab primarily explores the effects of temperature warming on plankton and insect communities. In this presentation I will share some recent work showing that warming alters...
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:00
COP26 has been described as “the world's best last chance” to tackle the climate crisis. The UBC Sustainability Initiative , Sierra Club BC , and West Coast Environmental Law are proud to present ‘What’s at Stake?’ A deep dive into the world of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (...
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Fri, October 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Strategies for increasing the representation and success of Black Women in Oceanography – lessons learned from the Ocean Womxn programme in South Africa Speaker : Dr. Katye Altieri is the Lead PI of Ocean Womxn, and a Senior Lecturer in the...
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, October 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). This session will be held in-person (AERL 120) and over Zoom. Please RSVP to attend either. Speaker: Dr. Amanda Vincent, Professor, IOF The world’s quirky and iconic seahorses have quite a tale to tell, about...
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00
SCHEDULE | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS | REGISTRATION UBC CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021 The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. While UBC is a recognized leader...
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 16:00
Fri, October 8, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Gideon Mordecai Research Associate, IOF A better understanding of infectious marine diseases have highlighted their ecological, economic and social impacts. These are most conspicuous in the crowded and stressful conditions of...
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:00
Tue, October 5, 2021 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM See description. Free. Join us for an interactive session to learn about graduate school and how to apply. This webinar will review the application process, key elements, as well as provide some tips on how to build a strong application. Current Indigenous...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 11:30
Fri, October 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Rashid Sumaila University Killam Professor IOF and SPPGA When we look around us we see the decline of renewable natural resources such as fish stocks and forests; the pollution of the environment, e.g., marine plastic pollution...
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:00
Presented by the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program: A conference on urban sustainability research What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve? UBC Sustainability Scholars are helping to generate real change in the world. Join us on September...
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00
Online (Zoom link to be provided prior to the event)