Research Groups

UBC is a hive of sustainability-related research, much of which transcends the traditional boundaries between academic disciplines. Many of the research units in the list below are interdisciplinary by nature, while others focus on very specific areas.

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(Last updated February 2, 2017)

Research Unit

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W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopedic Program
UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre
UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability
UBC Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research (CAER)
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Sustainable Forest Management Research Group
Sustainable Building Science Program
Soil, Water & Sustainability Group
Sea Around Us Project
School of Community and Regional Planning
Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC)
Project Seahorse
Program on Water Governance
Policy and Ecosystem Restoration in Fisheries (PERF)
Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
Okanagan Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Michael Smith Laboratories
Marine Mammal Research Unit
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Institute of Asian Research
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Human Nutrition Group
Health & Community Design Lab
Greenskins Lab
Geophysical Disaster Computational Fluid Dynamics Centre
Forests and Communities in Transition (FACT)
Food and Resource Economics Group
Fisheries Economics Research Unit
Fisheries Centre
Dr. John S. Richardson - Stream and Riparian Research Laboratory
Design Centre for Sustainability
Cycling in Cities
Community Health Initiative by University Students (CHIUS)
Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
Climate Change and Security Project
Clean Energy Research Centre
China-Canada Joint Centre for BioEnergy Research and Innovation
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing
Centre for Law and the Environment
Centre for Human Settlements
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Centre for Applied Conservation Research
Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS)
Bridge Program
Biometeorology and Soil Physics Group (BIOMET)
Biodiversity Research Centre
Animal Welfare Program
Africa Forests Research Initiative on Conservation and Development (AFRICAD)
Aboriginal Mineral Resource Centre
Aboriginal Fisheries Research Unit