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 Sustainability Library

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.

Biodiversity
Buildings
Climate
Community
Energy
Finance
Food
Health
Land
Materials
Procurement
Transportation
Waste
Water
Wellbeing
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Stephanie Zepedeo, Laurila McCullough, Cole Baldigara, Gurleen Minhas, Parran (Ryan) Randhawa Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Angelica Poversky UBC Sustainability Initiative: Tim Herron, Marko Pajalic VOL 400 Buildings, Community, Wellbeing Art History, Visual Art and Theory: Manuel Pina 2017-2018 PDF
Sariah Conor, Aubrey Kief, Florine Kremer, Sudarshan Iyer, Michelle Sieklucki UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Alvaro Fang, Megan Leong, Anthony Lu, Jennifer Wong Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
K. Andison, S. Bailey, C. Busch, M. Callow, M. Cuomo, N. Dara, D. Givens, L. Hillis, E. Huang, J. Hunter, E. Johnson, C. Kenny, R. Knott, J. Konyk, S. Labahn, W. Lang, M. Li, S. Liem, G. Lloyd, S. Lone, K. May-Yanitski, T. Nakao, T. Oswald, H. Rachelson, L. Raphael, N. Reichstein, M. Solumndson, J. Todd, A. van der Veen, P. Volker, J. Wong Cok, R. Wuttunee, K. Yamaski, Z. Zenasni, S. Zhou Alma Mater Society: Sally Lin; Applied Science, Faculty of: Maria Albitar PLAN 522 Community, Transportation Centre for Human Settlements: Nora Angeles; School of Community and Regional Planning: Penny Gurstein 2017-2018 PDF
Hangzhong Li, Si Qi (Becky) Mai, Kendra Arsadjaja, Nicole Yu UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF
Kristina Frokovic, Dhaman Gosal, Ajay Hara, Carly Hess, Gillian Hutton Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Niamh McKinnon, Claudia Mackenzie, Holly Mahlerwein, Brett Noseworthy, Samuel (Sam) Peterson-Hannon Athletics & Recreation: Kavie Toor KIN 464 Community, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2017-2018 PDF
Pauline Ng, Yan Ning, Lynn Pinnell, Athena Yaoutsis UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Douglas Justice; UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau LFS 450 Biodiversity, Community, Food Land and Food Systems, Faculty of: Liska Richer 2017-2018 PDF
Yuanyuan (Elaina) Ding, Yijing Huang, Hsin-Ping Ku, Kelvin Lim, Tong Lin UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 321 Food, Wellbeing Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2017-2018 PDF

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