UBC Reads Sustainability

Duncan McCue, Author of The Shoe Boy.

UBC Reads Sustainability is an exciting program that brings well-known sustainability authors to our campus to engage in a campus-wide discussion. It's part book club, part lecture series, and part opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. Above all, it’s a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.

Each year we select leading sustainability books, work with instructors across campus to integrate the books into courses, and then we bring the authors to UBC for a public lecture series.

Upcoming Speakers

Past Speakers

To view past live streams, please check out our UBC Reads Sustainability playlist on YouTube or click on the name of a speaker below.


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UBC Reads Sustainability partners with AMS Sustainability, the UBC Sustainability Initiative, the Pacific Institute for Climate Change Solutions, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and Centre for Community Engaged Learning, the First nations House of Learning, the S.K.Y Lee Global Resource Lounge, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Please contact Kshamta Hunter for any inquiries.