The Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Program creates partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners to learn together through research projects that are tested on campus, and applied in real-world settings.
Sparks collaborations across disciplines and organizations, and tests solutions to sustainability challenges using our Campus as a Living Lab
Enables research collaborations and enhances capacity to find sustainability solutions
Creates opportunities for students to earn course credit, develop professional skills and experience
Supports faculty to integrate applied research and sustainability into curriculum, and provide students with impactful learning experiences

Students

The SEEDS Sustainability Program provides an applied learning experience through collaboration with faculty members, staff, and community partners.

Faculty

Are you a UBC faculty member who’d like to integrate sustainability curriculum and align applied research projects with learning outcomes? Join our extensive network of partners on campus.

Staff and Community Partners

Do you need applied research to help inform your sustainability strategy? The SEEDS Sustainability Program brings UBC faculty, staff, and community partners together.

Featured Projects

SEEDS projects address a broad range of social, ecological, and economic sustainability issues. Since the program began, over 1,000 projects have been completed through 12 different faculties and schools.

UBC Food System Project

The UBC Food System Project is a collaborative, cross-campus initiative that brings together partners from teaching and learning, operations, and research to improve food systems.

CBIRD

The Campus Biodiversity Initiative: Research and Demonstration (CBIRD) is the first campus-wide initiative of its kind at a Canadian university.

About SEEDS

SEEDS is an internationally recognized and replicated program. Applied research projects advance social, ecological and economic sustainability through impactful community-based collaborations.

SEEDS Library

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Daniel Adria, Mark Andruk, Behrad Keshavarz, Aaron Klemets, Benjamin Loewen, Geoffrey Wright Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445 Community, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2017-2018 PDF
Vivian Yong Wen Hau, Ka Hei (Rachel) Siu UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Douglas Justice; UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau GEOB 472 Biodiversity, Climate, Community Geography, Department of: Sally Hermansen 2017-2018 PDF
Philip Bertogg, Tovi Sanhedrai, Cameron Tough Campus + Community Planning: John Madden; UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau SCIE 420 Biodiversity Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability: Gunilla Oberg 2017-2018 PDF
Lorena Polovina Campus + Community Planning: Penelope (Penny) Martyn CIVL 492 Buildings, Health, Materials School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture: Greg Johnson 2017-2018 PDF
Maria Albitar, Janz Arqueza, Klassen Mok, Ruddy Ndina, Jeremy Tse, Yu Yu (James) Lee Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445 Community, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2017-2018 PDF
Tina Huang, Puneet Khurana, Martha Priscila Santos, Gabriela García-Jurado Velázquez Risk Management Services: Danny Smutylo BA 532 Community, Wellbeing Sauder School of Business: Murali Chandrashekaran 2017-2018 PDF
Abigayil (Abbie) Bourchier-Willans, Paula (Kasey) Vader, Emma Vadot, Danica (Dana) Radivojevic, Zoe Peterson Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Erik Frankson, Wen Ling Miao, Victor Mironenko, Kevin Parrish, Jasmine Smith, Daniel Vandervelden Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445 Community, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2017-2018 PDF
Manal Kamran, Billy Kwong, Yuka Oshimi, Natasha Van Der Velde, Si Jia Yao Vice President, Students: Matt Dolf PSYC 321 Buildings, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Jodi Hutton, Ashna Siddoo, Shawna Oser, Brent Mosher, William (Max) Geise Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF

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