Sustainability Research Symposium


Sustainability Research Symposium

This year's Sustainability Research Symposium will take place on March 14, 2019 in CIRS with the theme of Urban Sustainable Cities. More information coming soon!

Past Symposium

Date: March 7, 14, and 28, 2018

Build connections and deepen your knowledge of the world. This Symposium brings together students, staff, researchers, and speakers from various fields to engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of sustainability.

The three-day event is divided into the three pillars of sustainability: economical, societal and environmental. Each day will feature films and speakers accordingly.

The Series will include:

  • Feature films
  • Refreshments
  • Networking opportunities



  • Social Sustainability Theme
    Fractured Land
    Date: March 7th 5:00-7:30pm
    Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS
    A coming of age story about a young First Nations law student and emerging leader from northeast BC, epicenter of some of the worlds largest fracking operations.

  • Economic Sustainability Theme
    Not Business As Usual
    Date: March 14th 5:00-7:30pm
    Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS
    How can business be used to create value beyond profit through an innovative framework and conscious capitalism that prioritizes positive social impact above shareholder profits?

  • Environmental Sustainability Theme
    Just Eat It
    Date: March 28th 5:00-7:30pm
    Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS
    Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

  • Why choose? See all three.
    Three Pack
    March 7, 14, and 28, 2018

    • Fractured Lands
    • Not Business As Usual
    • Just Eat It