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

**This event has been postponed until further notice. sustainability hacks 2020 is an ideation challenge bringing together community organizations, industry professionals, researchers, and ambitious students/alumni together for a weekend of synergy and innovation. Participants will work...
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 18:00
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Fri, March 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Jessica Garzke Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF Location: AERL Theatre Climate change may lead to several new challenges for earth’s biota. The most discussed changes during the past years are...
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:00
Digital Earth: Preliminary thoughts on an evolving digital conservation research and policy agenda Environmental governance is on the cusp of a new era: dynamic and digital. Dr. Karen Bakker (Professor, UBC Department of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Political Eocology) will present...
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall
Infrastructure and the Anthropocene At the dawn of the twenty-first century, there are signs that several critical social, technological, and environmental variables are changing in ways that will have major effects on how we design and manage infrastructure. These variables include climate non-...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:30 to 12:30
BC Hydro Theatre, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Fri, March 6, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). Speaker: Jeffrey Whiting President & Founder Artists for Conservation Foundation As the world’s leading group of visual artists supporting the environment, Artists for Conservation’s mission is to support...
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:00
Fri, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. Finishing off the week of engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals, UBC Sustainability is partnering up with the UBC SDG Alliance to deliver a panel and roundtable discussion on the roles students, faculty and staff play in...
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00
Mon, March 2, 2020 10:00 AM - Sat, March 7, 2020, 11:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly and adopted by countries around the world. They are a universal call to action to end...
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:00
Fri, February 28, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Sunday Assistant Professor, McGill University As the world has warmed, species distributions have moved polewards in latitude, upwards in elevation and deeper in depth...
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 11:00
Tue, February 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. free. Amnesty International UBC is proud to present our annual human rights conference for 2020, “Whose Body? Bridging the Disconnect between Rights and Reality”. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 29th, from 10:00am-3:00pm,...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:00
Fri, February 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). IOF Seminar Series Speaker: Sharon Wu Managing Director, Research Support Services UBC Office of Research Services Location: AERL Theatre
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:00