Virtual Community Dialogues

From May 19 to June 30, a series of community dialogues will be facilitated online. These virtual events, hosted on Zoom, offer students, faculty, staff and the campus community a chance to learn, engage and discuss bold actions around the climate crisis. We are looking to include a diversity of people and perspectives to help shape the university’s response to the climate emergency.


May 21, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Community Wellbeing and Resilience

Dialogue on ways to support wellbeing and build community resilience in the face of climate change.


May 26, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Campus Operations

Dialogue on actions to reduce UBC’s emissions and accelerate emissions targets, including energy, food, buildings and more.


May 28, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Climate Resiliency of UBC’s Campuses

Dialogue on ways to increase the climate resiliency of UBC campuses.


June 2, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Teaching and Learning

Dialogue on increasing accessibility to climate content in courses, interdisciplinary learning and degree pathways.


June 4, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Dialogue on opportunities to support, promote and fund climate and interdisciplinary research across faculties.


June 9, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Climate Justice in UBC Plans and Programs

Dialogue on ways to incorporate climate justice and support vulnerable communities through UBC’s plans and programs.


June 11, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Advancing a Sustainable and Just Society

Dialogue on identifying how to leverage power in campus decision-making and suggest ways to advocate for a just transition in climate action.


June 16, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Community Engagement

Dialogue on opportunities for community and civic engagement in event planning, public policy and plan development on climate action.


June 23, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Divestment and Sustainable Investments

Dialogue on suggestions for how UBC approaches divestment and supports sustainable investment and asset management.


June 25, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Dialogue to build collaborative solutions with nonprofits, government, Indigenous peoples, members of the public and industry.

Host A Virtual Community Dialogue

In addition to the centrally hosted dialogues, we encourage faculties, departments, clubs and other UBC communities to organize their own virtual dialogues.

For more information and assistance with hosting, contact: