Sustainability at UBC: A Year in Review

Join Director of Sustainability and Engineering, John Madden, to celebrate and learn more about UBC's sustainability efforts and successes across teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and community and wellbeing.

2016/2017 was a successful year for sustainability at UBC. Thanks to coordinated efforts, and despite a 19 per cent growth in building floor space and a 26 per cent increase in student population, UBC made its most significant achievement yet. We reduced Vancouver campus greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 34 per cent relative to 2007 levels enabling us to meet our Climate Action Plan reduction target of 33 per cent. Find out how we met our target learn more about our other sustainability goals.

March 12th from 11:45am - 1:00pm 
Free. RSVP required, pizza lunch will be provided
2260 West Mall, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), BC Hydro Theatre

Register Here

please note, the original date for this event was February 26th, but due to a scheduling conflict the event has been rescheduled for March 12th


As a growing campus community, we aim to create a vibrant, complete, sustainable community at an urban neighbourhood scale. Linked to this aspiration we are delivering programming that advances inclusion and connectivity, health and wellbeing, and arts and culture. With a history of over 20 years of achievement, our focus on sustainability has played a fundamental role in our pursuit of excellence across teaching, learning, research, operations, campus infrastructure, community development, and engagement. Moving forward, UBC will continue to explore, innovate, and collaborate with partners as we strive to create the most sustainable university in the world and inspire sustainable urban transformation globally. We hope you will be able to join us.

Explore our 2016/2017 Annual Sustainability Report here.