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Studying and socializing are key activities for all our students—why not add another “s” word to the list: sustainability. Visit the Sustainability Education Resource Centre and talk to a student advisor today, to learn more about opportunities in and out of the classroom.

Advising Services

Discover how to incorporate sustainability into your existing degree program at the new Sustainability Education Resource Centre. The Sustainability Student Advisor will help explore your course and program options, provide one-on-one assistance, and offer further resources on co-curricular opportunities to a more sustainability-oriented education.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors Peer Program is a sustainability education outreach activity of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Teaching, Learning, & Research Office. Volunteer Ambassadors work with the Sustainability Student Advisor as part of a team to deliver sustainability programming to fellow students on UBC's Vancouver campus.  They also network with student groups on campus to promote sustainability education. 

Student Sustainability Council

The Student Sustainability Council provides feedback to specific projects, programs and initiatives of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, Campus and Community Planning, and Wellbeing at UBC. The Council is a conduit for communicating student-originated sustainability priorities in teaching and learning programs, research and partnerships opportunities, and campus operations.

Student Groups

There are numerous volunteer-run student clubs, organizations and initiatives at UBC focused on sustainability. While some activities are in specific departments or faculties, many are open to students of all disciplines. All offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people and explore the many facets of sustainability.

Greenest City Scholars Program

Since 2010, UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) has collaborated with the City of Vancouver to sponsor UBC graduate students to work on sustainability projects with the City in support of the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. To date, 100 Greenest City Scholars Projects have been completed. Internships are paid and open to all graduate students at UBC.

Sustainability in Residence

UBC houses more than 10,000 students in 13 residential complexes. As a student living on campus, there are many ways you can get involved in sustainability in your residence. From leadership opportunities to integrating green lifestyle choices into your daily activities, living sustainably on campus can be both fun, and easy.