UBC operates multiple centres of excellence and research groups in order to address complex issues at different scales, and respond to critical community needs. Many of the research groups listed below are interdisciplinary by nature, while others specialize deeply in key areas of sustainability.


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Research Unit

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Women's Health Research Cluster
W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre
UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Transformative Health & Justice Cluster
Sustainability and Ethics Group
Soil, Water & Sustainability Group
Sea Around Us Project
Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC)
Project Seahorse
Program on Water Governance
Planetary Healthcare Lab
Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
Okanagan Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Montalbano Centre for Responsible Leadership Development
Microplastics, Health and the Environment
Marine Mammal Research Unit
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Human Nutrition Group
Healthy + Resilient Environments Research Cluster
Food and Resource Economics Group
Disaster Resilience Research Network
Decision Insights for Business & Society
Cycling in Cities
Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
Climate Solutions Research Collective
Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation, and ResiLience (HEAL) Cluster
Clean Energy Research Centre
China-Canada Bioenergy Centre
Centre for Transportation Studies
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing
Centre for Law and the Environment
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Centre for Climate Justice
Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS)
BioProducts Institute (BPI)
Biodiversity Research Centre
Animal Welfare Program