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

Fri, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Amina Schartup, Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that has been mined and released by humans for more than 3,000 years. Inorganic mercury is released by human...
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:00
Thu, September 23, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. This event for Science Literacy Week will be held online using Zoom. Have you ever shaken your head at your uncle during Thanksgiving, wondering how on earth he could support an idea that you stand firmly against? The past year has...
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 13:00
Wed, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM See description. There are many ways to become involved in politics, but it can be challenging to identify opportunities. This workshop examines civic engagement and provides a brief overview of opportunities to get involved, with a special focus on...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00
Mon, September 20, 2021 12:00 AM - Sun, September 26, 2021, 12:00 AM See description. Science Literacy Week (September 20-26, 2021) showcases the many ways people of all ages can explore and enjoy the diversity of Canadian science. This year, Science Literacy Week has partnered with Environment and...
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:00
Fri, September 17, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Dr. Stephen Palumbi Jane and Marshall Steel, Jr. Professor of Marine Biology Stanford University As oceans warm, generate more storms and become more acidified, ocean species can respond in a set of fundamental ways: move,...
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, September 10, 2021 12:00 AM - Sun, December 5, 2021, 12:00 AM MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY. Free admission.
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 00:00
Mon, August 16, 2021 4:00 PM - Wed, August 18, 2021, 4:00 PM See description. The Commonwealth Forestry Conference is an international forum for foresters, and all those with an interest in the forestry sector to exchange knowledge and experience. It is organized by the Standing Committee on...
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 16:00
Mon, August 16, 2021 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM See description. The Commonwealth Forestry Conference is an international forum for foresters, and all those with an interest in the forestry sector to exchange knowledge and experience. The 2021 Conference will be virtual and relates to all of the different...
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 06:30
Thu, July 29, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM See description. The heatwave that occurred in western Canada in early July 2021 broke temperature records in many areas, causing possibly over 600 excess heat-related deaths and a mass die-off of marine life along the seashore in British Columbia. Recent...
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:30
Thu, July 15, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. 50 pounds (for access to all 5 online lectures). Go Global is pleased to share that our partner university, University of St.Andrews, will be hosting their Summer Lecture Series, which will explore the concept of 'sustainability' across five...
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 10:00