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

There are many ways to incorporate sustainability into your existing degree program. Browse through more than 600 courses, or get involved with sustainability on campus through a club. Looking for one-on-one assistance? Contact our sustainability adviser for more resources. 


A host of UBC initiatives offer students opportunities to volunteer with sustainability-oriented programs. Students can gain hands-on experience at the UBC Farm, contribute to UBC operational sustainability with the Res SC program, or devote their energy to social sustainability issues by volunteering with the Learning Exchange. Explore this list and find the program that's right for you.

Applied Research and Internships

There are a number of paid internships and for credit projects available for UBC Students. Find out how to gain skills and increase your professional network.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors  is a sustainability education outreach activity of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Teaching, Learning, & Research Office. Volunteer Ambassadors work with the Sustainability Student Engagement Manager 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 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.

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.

Sustainability Consulting

The Sustainability Consultants provide consultation services to students and student groups on campus. The program is designed to help students make their events sustainable as well as provide information on sustainability resources, including courses, programs, and involvement opportunities.

UBC Reads Sustainability

UBC Reads Sustainability is an exciting program that brings well-known sustainability authors to our campus to engage in a campus-wide discussion