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.
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.

Climate Crisis in Urban Biodiversity

Inspiring the next generation of students to work on the interconnected global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss by co-creating student-led, inclusive, and demand-driven research.

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
Angelica Rossi, Chayse Olson, Jun Hong, Pritpal (Prit) Gill, Robell Mekonen Adam Hyslop, Campus + Community Planning KIN 464 Community, Transportation, Wellbeing Andrea Bundon, Kinesiology, School of 2019-2020 PDF
Stephanie Lin, Joy Jiao, Emma Gangbar Natasha Moore, VP Students LFS 450 Community, Food, Wellbeing Liska Richer, Land and Food Systems, Faculty of 2019-2020 PDF
Christina Hu, Harry Sidhu, Jaime Wong, Courtney Woodward, Amanda Wright Adam Hyslop, Campus + Community Planning KIN 464 Community, Transportation, Wellbeing Andrea Bundon, Kinesiology, School of 2019-2020 PDF
Lyncee Dela Cruz, Miluska Bravo Vela, Ojinika Udeze, Hafsa Ahmed Nelly Leo, Campus + Community Planning; Sara Kozicky, Office of the VPRI LFS 450 Community, Food, Wellbeing Liska Richer, Land and Food Systems, Faculty of 2019-2020 PDF
Adam Fitchett, Isiah McDonald, Austin Kong, Salemah Shidian, Ryan Tasker Adam Hyslop, Campus + Community Planning KIN 464 Community, Transportation, Wellbeing Andrea Bundon, Kinesiology, School of 2019-2020 PDF
Stephanie Woo, Nathan Fong, Armaan Dhalla, John Becker Christine Halonen, AMS Food Bank; Cali Schnarr, AMS Food Bank LFS 450 Food, Health, Waste Liska Richer, Land and Food Systems, Faculty of 2019-2020 PDF
Jessica Maddox, Erica Cahill, Sarah Aminian, Tanya Schwab, Mikaela Kroeker Sara Kozicky, Office of the VPRI; Melissa Baker, UBC Food Services FNH 473 Community, Health, Wellbeing Gail Hammond, Land and Food Systems, Faculty of 2019-2020 PDF
Benedict Cho, JC Abbott, Robert Ojaji, Samantha Leung, Sahejpal Nanua Adam Hyslop, Campus + Community Planning KIN 464 Community, Transportation, Wellbeing Andrea Bundon, Kinesiology, School of 2019-2020 PDF
Niku Buchheister, Kristy Ip, Anita Koralewicz, Jasmine Bal, Aleksandra Stefankowski Brad Vigue, Student Housing and Hospitality Services; Rowan Waldron, Campus + Community Planning LFS 450 Climate, Food, Procurement Liska Richer, Land and Food Systems, Faculty of 2019-2020 PDF
Jennifer Koss, Devin O'Leary, Winter Pizandawatc, Cameron Power, Tecla Van Bussell Ian Lin, Alma Mater Society; Dani Stancer, Alma Mater Society; Michael Kingsmill, Alma Mater Society PLAN 522 Buildings, Climate, Wellbeing Nora Angeles, Centre for Human Settlements 2019-2020 PDF

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