Catalyst is UBC’s free certification program for sustainability engagement and leadership. No matter what program you’re in, get recognized for your sustainability and climate action efforts. Managed by the UBC Sustainability Hub.
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Free for all UBC students, faculty, staff and community members

How it Works

The Catalyst program offers three streams for students to get involved: Engage – participating at your own pace, Amplify – engaging with directed groups, and Lead – offering high level leadership.


Review learning objectives and criteria before completing the application from to join the program and selecting a stream: Engage, Amplify, or Lead.


The Catalyst program offers recognition and validation to participants in existing and emerging leadership experiences on and off campus for their sustainability and climate action work.