What will sustainability at UBC look like in 2030? We're calling on individual students and student groups or clubs to submit ideas on the future of teaching, learning, research, operations, infrastructure, and community engagement at UBC.

How it works

Whether it's a 30-second video clip, photo series, mock newspaper or magazine cover, multimedia art or song, we want you to get creative in response to the question: What will sustainability at UBC look like in 2030?

Inspire us with ideas for tackling climate change, ending environmental injustice, transforming food systems, protecting nature, green building and building retrofits, zero waste, and other sustainability issues. While ideas should focus on campus, they can also feature life beyond UBC.

Feeling stuck? Use these prompts to get started...

  • Which of UBC’s efforts on climate action do you think are working, and what new things do you want to see in the next 10 years?
  • How could UBC rethink using our physical campus spaces to promote human wellbeing and biodiversity?
  • How can UBC be more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable at the same time?



submit your entry

Complete our online form, including a link to your submission. If posting to social media, use the hashtag #UBC2030.

Submissions could be a link to an Instagram story/series of posts, a Google Drive or Youtube link, or another other social media / file sharing platform of your choice.

Be sure to include a description that clearly captures and demonstrates your idea!

The deadline for submissions is October 25, 2020 11:59pm (PST).

Winners will be selected on November 13, 2020 and will be announced on November 25, 2020 at approximately 4pm (PST).



JUDGING criteria

Sustainability impact. Does your idea promise real and persistent impact and demonstrate a balance of social, environmental, and economic success?

Creativity and originality of ideas. Is your idea original and unique? Or are you suggesting a new way to look at an existing idea?

Feasibility. Can your idea be implemented at UBC in the future?

Quality. Is your idea communicated and demonstrated clearly and effectively through your selected multimedia format?


Contest Rules

The competition is open to individual students, OR teams of up to five (5) students representing a student group or club, each of whom must be a current part- or full-time UBC undergraduate or graduate student in good standing*, or recently graduated alumni (on or after November 1, 2019).

Entrants must reside in Canada during the contest and at the age of majority in their province of residence, excluding Quebec residents (“Entrant(s)”). UBC staff and faculty are not eligible to enter.

*A “student in good standing” at UBC is set out in the UBC calendar as students who pass all courses or attain a sessional average of 55% or more as long as they did not have a failed standing in any previous session.

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