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.
Learn more about the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program, our partners, and how we utilize the campus as a living laboratory to make meaningful and positive change at UBC and in the world.
SEEDS BIG FIVE RESEARCH PRIORITIES
SEEDS “Big Five” Research Priorities represent key interconnected societal issues that help advance knowledge and action on UBC’s sustainability and wellbeing commitments.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Through SEEDS collaborative partnerships, student research, and guidance, we are able to inform and implement policies with UBC sustainability that address critical societal issues. These opportunities provide our students with exposure to professional experiences as well as open the door to faculty curriculum and expertise to advance our sustainability and wellbeing commitments.
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS
UBC students, faculty, and operational practitioners, and community partners collaborate in providing expertise and guidance to advance UBC’s sustainability and wellbeing commitments from urban biodiversity, climate to food security through impactful research and collaborations.
Fostering effective knowledge exchange through SEEDS is guided by the need to engage, disseminate, translate, and mobilize research with the communities or research affects.
Visit the SEEDS blog to learn how SEEDS applied research and partnerships are advancing UBC’s sustainability and wellbeing commitments through stories from our participants.
Meet the SEEDS Team
We are a dedicated, energetic, and committed team driven by a horizontal team-based approach. We value addressing critical societal issues through collaborations that are meaningful, inclusive, interdisciplinary, community based, and action oriented. Our team brings a diversity of knowledge and experience that serves as the backbone of the SEEDS Sustainability Program.
Sustainability Research and Data Portal
From urban biodiversity to food security and climate action, we invite you to explore this Research and Data Portal to learn about sustainability research, data and initiatives happening across the UBC Vancouver campus and potential collaboration opportunities.
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.
Harman Sandhu, Amarpreet Nijjar, Arshdeep Pandher, Pardeep Khattra, Tarndeep Grewal, Aman Natt Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445/446 Climate, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2021-2022 PDF
Victoria Kim, Julian Kwan, Casey Nakada, Olivia Rosazza-Pela Sauder School of Business: Anisha Sandhu ECON 490 Climate, Finance, Food, Procurement Economics, Department of: Jonathan Graves 2021-2022 PDF
Nicole Wrona, Adam Kornder, Huijing Liu, Arjun Hothi, Niusha Vakil Student Recreation Centre: Emily Jarvis KIN 464 Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2021-2022 PDF
Qiyu Chen, Sciaca Fan, Ruochen Feng, Zhuoran Li, Darian Ngo, Yuxin Xu Sustainability and Engineering: Emma Luker PSYC 421 Climate Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2021-2022 PDF
Thomas Blackburn, Holden Cromar, Jordan Fahey, Rohaan Qaiser, Noah Williams, Bruis Yu Campus + Community Planning: Krista Falkner CIVL 445/446 Climate, Land, Transportation Civil Engineering: Yahya Nazhat 2021-2022 PDF
COMPARING THE LEVEL OF ABOVE-GROUND CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND RESPECTIVE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES BETWEEN NATIVE AND CULTIVATED TREES
Tsz Hm (Anson) Lau : Adriana Lopez Villalobos; Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau; Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research: Daniel Mosquin FCOR 599 Biodiversity, Buildings, Climate Forestry, Faculty of: Paul Pickell 2021-2022 PDF
UBC HOPR Bike Share Program: What can student-reported experiences and barriers tell us about the accessibility and convenience of HOPR Bike bike share on UBC campus?
Pauline Helmke, Payton LaGrange, Garrin McDonnell, Munryan Purewal, Colton Rodger Student Recreation Centre: Emily Jarvis KIN 464 Climate, Transportation Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2021-2022 PDF
Mahak Dugar, Stella Pearce, Rhea Rego, Francesca Schoettler, Isha Verma Sustainability and Engineering: Emma Luker PSYC 421 Climate Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2021-2022 PDF
Francesca Li Ling Chiam, Tianyi Pei, Angell Yao, Ziyang Zhong, Dong Zou Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research: Tara Moreau PSYC 421 Climate, Food Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2020-2021 PDF
Assessing values and attitudes of university students regarding online fitness classes and social connection
Maya Sato-Klemm, Kirkland Halliday, Emily Dart, Katie Clark Athletics & Recreation: Alyssa Reyes; Student Recreation Centre: Emily Jarvis KIN 464 Community, Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Andrea Bundon 2020-2021 PDF