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Featured Events

February 27-29

Check out the remaining Climate Emergency Week 2024 events

March 4-8

Transformative Solidarities Festival

March 13

UBC Reads Sustainability: Live with Jodi Wilson-Raybould

Are you organizing an event at UBC related to the climate emergency that you want to share?

Upcoming Events

February 27 – Alone in a Burning World: (Re) Centering Collective Health for Climate Justice

Join an informal panel over dinner to re-centre Community in our conversations about Land Back and Climate Justice.  This event will bring Indigenous perspectives on the intersections of the climate crisis and dive into the practicalities of what climate work looks like on the ground. Discussion and dialogue featuring: Organized by Indigenous Research Support Initiative. Part […]

March 4-8 – Transformative Solidarities Festival

Join us for a week of vibrant celebration featuring panels; film screenings; networking; cultural performances centering climate-vulnerable communities; and knowledge-sharing from local organizations. In this moment of present and imminent crisis, it is more crucial than ever that UBC as an educational institution—and as a community—strives to cultivate enduring multidisciplinary, intergenerational, intersectional solidarities around climate […]

March 12 – Labour Organizing and Climate Justice

What can the climate movement learn from labour strategy for building durable power?  On behalf of the first graduating cohort for the UBC Climate Studies and Action Certificate Program, we would like to invite you to join us for an exciting upcoming event that you don’t want to miss!   Event Title: Labour organizing and climate justice: […]

March 13 – UBC Reads Sustainability: Live with Jody Wilson-Raybould

How can just relations challenge colonialism? And how do we center reconciliation and justice in climate solutions?  Hear from former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and bestselling author Jody Wilson-Raybould, while connecting with a community striving to contribute to decolonizing Canada and working towards climate justice.   March 13, 5-7pm […]

Past Events

February 13 – গল্প – golpo: “story; conversation” – an IBPOC community & justice care circle

About Asha Collective and Hatch Art Gallery in collaboration with UBC Climate Emergency Week are honored to invite you to Golpo: An IBPOC Community and Justice Care Circle! This will be an intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue circle for IBPOC students, faculty, and community members engaged or interested in climate, education, organizing, and/or solidarity work (and […]

February 12th – The Climate Slamposium

🪷OPEN CALL🪷: Are you looking for ways to creatively communicate your climate justice art, poetry, music, research or action with the UBC and broader community?⭐️ The Climate Slamposium 🎤invites students to come share your climate change related poetry, storytelling, research, and art on Feb 12 @ 6-9 PM in the Hatch Art Gallery (2nd Floor, AMS Student Nest – 6133 University […]

January 28th – Moving Beyond Despair about the Climate Crisis: Engaging Emotions Through Poetry

Moving Beyond Despair about the Climate Crisis: Engaging Emotions Through Poetry All ages are invited to participate in a unique and inspiring event that unites the wisdom of the elderly with the passion of youth in a creative exploration of emotions related to the climate crisis.  This creative experience will engage you in conversation focused […]

November 29 – Cao Minghao – The Water System Rhizome

DATE Wednesday November 29, 2023 TIME 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM LOCATION Coach House, Green College6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada  The Water System RhizomeAn artist’s talk by Cao MinghaoAHVA Distinguished Visiting Artist Wednesday, November 29, 20235:00–6:30 p.m. with reception to follow Coach House, Green College, and livestreamed6201 Cecil Green Park […]

November 22 – What is the responsibility of Canadian media in the climate emergency?

Date and time Wed, Nov 22, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST Location 312 Main | Reach and Sound Room312 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2Show map About this event This event is free and hybrid; the Zoom link will be shared with participants before the event, and registration is required. In the face of […]

November 9 – Climate Crisis and International Law

Date and time Thu, Nov 9, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST Location SFU Burnaby Campus8888 University Drive AQ 3181 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6Show map About this event Are you worried about the effects of climate change? Do you wonder what can be done about it from an international legal perspective? If you do, […]

November 3 – Syilx-Led Climate Justice in a Global Context: A Conversation Between Dr. Jeannette Armstrong and Prof. Naomi Klein

DATE: Friday November 3, 2023 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM LOCATION:Campus Administration Building (ADM) – University Theatre (ADM026)1138 Alumni Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada  Climate justice seeks to address how climate crises disproportionately impact communities and people already experiencing injustices rooted in colonialism, capitalism and intersecting structures of power. Although communities on the […]


CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH CIRCULARITY Join the National Zero Waste Council on an extraordinary journey of discovery, inspiration, and action at the 2023 Zero Waste Conference on November 1 and 2, 2023. Explore the circular economy’s impact on climate change and connect with innovators, visionaries, and changemakers. Engage in inspiring talks, workshops, and sessions to transform […]


Thursday, October 19, 2023 – 13:00 to 15:00 Are you a UBC faculty member? Meet colleagues from across disciplines working on sustainability-related topics, and learn how units in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) can support your teaching and research. Delicious snacks and refreshments will be provided, and some of the hosting units will share a brief introduction to their […]

September 28 – Folil Trafün (Joining Roots) Festival – Main Showcase

September 28, 20232:00 PM – 8:00 PMat UBC Robson Square (map) About the Event Folil Trafün (Joining Roots) is a showcase of Indigenous and Afro-diaspora films from Latin America (with English subtitles), followed by dialogues to deepen understanding of the films and their relationship with local realities. UBC Connects at Robson Square will be hosting […]