Welcome to the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program. SEEDS creates applied research and interdisciplinary partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners to advance sustainability ideas, policies, and practices and create societal impacts by using the Campus as a Living Laboratory.
Learn more about the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program, our partners, and how we utilize the campus as a living laboratory to make meaningful and positive change at UBC and in the world.
Through SEEDS collaborative partnerships, student research, and guidance, we are able to inform and implement policies with UBC sustainability that address critical societal issues. These opportunities provide our students with exposure to professional experiences as well as open the door to faculty curriculum and expertise to advance our sustainability and wellbeing commitments.
UBC students, faculty, and operational practitioners, and community partners collaborate in providing expertise and guidance to advance UBC’s sustainability and wellbeing commitments from urban biodiversity, climate to food security through impactful research and collaborations.
We are a dedicated, energetic, and committed team driven by a horizontal team-based approach. We value addressing critical societal issues through collaborations that are meaningful, inclusive, interdisciplinary, community based, and action oriented. Our team brings a diversity of knowledge and
experience that serves as the backbone of the SEEDS Sustainability Program.
From urban biodiversity to food security and climate action, we invite you to explore this Research and Data Portal to learn about sustainability research, data and initiatives happening across the UBC Vancouver campus and potential collaboration opportunities.
The SEEDS Sustainability Library is a comprehensive repository of applied research and knowledge. It’s a key tool for decision makers. Open access applied research reports contribute to a body of knowledge, learning and action to ignite sustainability ideas, policies and practices, and enable the broader community to learn, apply and build on previous research.
Anna Johnson, Benjamin Calvard, Gavin Nijjar, Mehri Rostami, Sanduni AriyawansaCampus + Community Planning: Kate Andrews; Campus + Community Planning: Tawnee Milko; Sustainability and Engineering: Emma LukerPSYC 421Climate, Food, HealthInstitute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao2020-2021PDF
Chester Chan, Tsz Yan Blossom Cheng, Lauren Moody, Sarah PudritzSustainability and Engineering: Emma LukerASIC 220Biodiversity, Climate, CommunityLand and Food Systems, Faculty of: Hannah Wittman2020-2021PDF
Ting Ting Sonmezsoy, Kwok Hei Tam, Wai Ming Shing, Peter SunCampus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner; Campus + Community Planning: Penny Martyn; Campus + Community Planning: Karen Russell; UBC Properties Trust: Sean AngURSY 520Climate, Community, TransportationSchool of Community and Regional Planning: Martino Tran2020-2021PDF
John Collin Soriano, Soo Bin Seo, Troy Okazaki, Ece Bulut, Akash DeoCampus + Community Planning: Tawnee MilkoPSYC 421Climate, Health, WellbeingInstitute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao2020-2021PDF
Emma Gillies, Georgia Green, Eun Hye Lee, Shanti ThurberSustainability and Engineering: Emma LukerRES 510Biodiversity, Climate, CommunityInstitute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Leila Harris2020-2021PDF
Ayman Fahmy, Farrah Olegario Nazareth, Michaela DyckCampus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner; Campus + Community Planning: Penny Martyn; Campus + Community Planning: Karen Russell; UBC Properties Trust: Sean Ang; University Neighborhoods Association: Wegland SitURSY 520Climate, Community, TransportationSchool of Community and Regional Planning: Martino Tran2020-2021PDF
Simone Rawal, Elizabeth Jackson, Taya Triffo, Lindah Ddamba, Diana Bedolla Lopez, Jie Sun, Lekha TlhotlhalemajeArts and Culture District: Deb PickmanRES 510Climate, Community, WellbeingInstitute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Leila Harris2020-2021PDF
Zhao Xin Chen, Cexiang Foo, Boyan ZhaoCampus + Community Planning: Adam Hyslop; Campus + Community Planning: Penny MartynURSY 520Community, Health, TransportationSchool of Community and Regional Planning: Martino Tran2020-2021PDF