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.

Built Environment & Mobility
WEBINAR: On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate Join us as Dr. Holly Samuelson presents research using building performance simulation among other methods to improve energy and environmental performance and human health in buildings...

Building Sustainable Futures with Mikhail Chester (Arizona State)

**Event Postponed** Sustainability Hacks

On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate

Built Environment & Mobility

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.

Events by Date

WEBINAR: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge: Universal Well-Being Within Planetary Boundaries Join Julia Steinberger for a presentation on several streams of research within the “Living Well Within Limits” project, which investigates the energy requirements of well-being, from quantitative,...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Tue, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ALLARD HALL (FACULTY OF LAW). FREE. What can our governments do to address the impacts of the global environmental crisis on our lives? Join us for a virtual public talk by Dr. David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur, on the urgent need for the legal recognition...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 17:00
Fri, January 29, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. Free. UBC Library presents, in partnership with UBC Forestry and the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on Friday, January 29 (1:00-2:30 p.m. PST). The acclaimed author of Braiding...
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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 13:00
Fri, January 29, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. UBC Library presents, in partnership with UBC Forestry and the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a conversation with Dr Robin Wall Kimmerer on Friday, January 29 (1pm -2:30pm PST). The acclaimed author of Braiding Sweetgrass...
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Friday, January 29, 2021 - 13:00
Thu, February 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. The traditional approach to conservation science is to observe and model the impacts of threats (logging, mining, fishing, climate change for example) on species and their habitats, publish a paper of the findings in a peer-reviewed journal...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00

Past Events

Fri, January 22, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Speaker: Kristina Broeder, postdoctoral researcher, Dalhousie University The Anthropocene is the age of unprecedented rates of change and loss. Rapidly evolving technologies and their subsequent impacts often outstrip legal and management...
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Friday, January 22, 2021 - 11:00
Fri, January 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Environmental Performance Index: What can data-driven analyses teach us about sustainability policy around the world? Speaker: Dr. Martin Wolf, postdoctoral associate, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy The Environmental...
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Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00
WEBINAR: Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water Join Bruce H. Lipshutz for a presentation addressing the unsustainable nature of modern organic chemistry – particularly synthesis – and new technologies that address several important, representative reactions from both synthetic and environmental...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
WEBINAR: Diversity in Engineering: Synergies with Decarbonization & Building Science Join Brittany Coughlin for her presentation highlighting synergistic strategies for advancing energy efficient, low carbon building designs, alongside ideas for advancing diversity in the workplace. Mitigating...
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Fri, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Dr. Andrea Frommel, Assistant Professor, UBC Land and Food Systems This talk aims to integrate two traditionally disparate fields, climate change and aquaculture. With the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry...
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Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:00
Thu, November 26, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM See description. Are you interested in the Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL)? Are you thinking about applying? Come learn more about MUFL and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator. About MUFL Understand our urban ecology and how to...
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Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 09:00
Tue, November 24, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. Are you interested in the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)? Are you thinking about applying? Come learn more about MGEM and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator. About MGEM To solve the world’s biggest...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 13:00
Fri, November 20, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Karen Sack President & CEO, Ocean Unite Co-Chair, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance The Ocean which feeds us and regulates our climate is changing at the fastest rate in human history. Eight hundred...
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Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:00
WEBINAR: Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Uncertainty Join Dr. Costa Samaras in a discussion about how infrastructure managers, engineers, researchers, and policymakers can manage uncertainty and ensure climate-safe infrastructure systems for the 21st century and beyond. Characterizing...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Online event
Fri, November 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. IOF Seminar Series: http://bit.ly/IOFseminars Speaker: Dr. Dana Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Oceana Europe Given existing weaknesses in international frameworks for fisheries governance, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing...
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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00

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