Across UBC, our faculty members are teaching and studying sustainability through hundreds of courses, programs and research projects. We are committed to fostering the knowledge, skills and experience of students in order for them to serve as agents of change, community leaders, and responsible global citizens.

Courses

Use our course finder tool to explore more than 635 sustainability related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that address environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.

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Featured Courses

EOSC 315 The Ocean Ecosystem

An introduction to life in the oceans, its variety and evolution; primary producers and their links...

GEOG 318 Sustainability in a Changing Environment

Biophysical and human causes of short- and long-term environmental change at various spatial scales...

LFS 100 Introduction to Land, Food and Community

UFOR 400 Urban Forestry Field School

Development of field skills, professional judgment, critical reflection, and integration of theory...

Degree programs

UBC offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that allow you to specialize in a sustainability-related subject or area of interest.

At UBC, sustainability-related undergraduate programs include majors or minors offered by the...
UBC offers sustainability-related graduate programs through the Faculties of Allard School of Law,...
Research-based graduate programs are thesis-based and can include an M.Sc., M.A., or PhD. Follow...

For Faculty

The Interdisciplinary Education Grant program provides funding for small teams of UBC Vancouver...
Sustainability Fellowships are awarded to full-time UBC Vancouver faculty members who are leading...

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative paid internship program. We match UBC graduate students with on- and off-campus sustainability partners to work on applied research projects that advance sustainability in the region.

SEEDS Sustainability Program

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.

Resources

This study uses life cycle analysis (LCA) to comparatively analyze two vehicle models of similar...
The University of British Columbia (UBC) boasts a complex and unique campus food system. The UBC...
This research focuses on developing a methodology that may inform a future mapping project to...