overview

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. UBC’s ambitious goals are for all students to have access to sustainability learning alongside their chosen degree program; to create diverse learning and co-curricular engagement opportunities for students; and to be global leaders in applied research on sustainable behaviour, infrastructure, and communities.

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Inside the BRDF

677
SUSTAINABILITY-RELATED COURSES

 

42
SUSTAINABILITY-RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

6
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION GRANTS

 

12
SUSTAINABILITY FELLOWS FROM 10 DEPARTMENTS

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Each year, thousands of students learn about issues like the climate emergency, biodiversity, food systems, racial equity, social justice and more through courses and programs offered by diverse faculties and a variety of disciplines. To encourage students to explore sustainability, we curate and promote UBC’s wide range of sustainability learning opportunities. We also support teaching and curriculum innovation through interdisciplinary education grants and faculty fellowships.

Sustainability Fellowship Program celebrates 10 Years

The program brings faculty together from different disciplines to learn from each other, collaborate on new curriculum projects, and transform sustainability teaching and learning at UBC. Since 2010, 68 fellowships have been awarded to 42 faculty members from 8 Faculties and 25 Departments, with many fellows participating over multiple years.

New interdisciplinary curriculum on gender, health, and collaborative technology

This year the Interdisciplinary Education Grants program awarded four new grants. Each project is collaboratively led by two faculty members from different disciplines.

Topics this year included:
  • Collaborative technology for interdisciplinary sustainability education
  • Gender, Health, and Wicked Problems

Innovative new sustainability degree options

New undergraduate and graduate degree options added this year included:
  • Sustainability Science Area of Concentration for Environmental Science
  • Sustainable Food Systems Minor
  • Environmental Engineering at UBC’s Vancouver campus