UBC understands that the actions we take today, will affect human and environmental wellbeing for generations to come.
The news and events below provide a window into the broad range of climate emergency-related activities underway by UBC academic units, operational departments, community initiatives, and student groups.
UBC invites you to explore what’s happening, and join us in this vital work.
June 6, 2022
The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit invites you to join for a panel discussion asking the question, “How do we use the resources and influence of universities to catalyze partnerships and innovation for accelerated climate action across industry, government, and greater society?”
May 26, 2022
The Sustainability Hub would like to congratulate the recipients of 2022 Climate Education Grants, supporting faculty members who are looking to enhance their courses with climate change-related content. [...]
C.D. Howe Institute ranks UBC first in both climate change & endowment activities and their governance
May 18, 2022
May 11, 2022
UBC spin-off companies win $2 million in competition for carbon removal technology funded by the Musk Foundation
April 22, 2022
April 12, 2022
What lessons can we draw to advance climate justice? Join UBC Professor of Forest Ecology, Suzanne Simard, and the Executive Directors of Sierra Club BC and CPAWS-BC, in a discussion moderated by Dr. Danielle Ignace, Associate Professor of Forestry.
Free public talk, tickets available for online webinar or in-person event.
Presented in partnership with CPAWS-BC and Sierra Club BC.
April 6, 2022
The growing climate emergency has prompted us to reflect on our understanding and approach to living sustainably within the limits of our planet. What are the stories of transformation that will support the creation of new (and re-newed) pathways for sustainability and climate justice?
March 14, 2022
This CBC News article features climate justice issues highlighted by Temitope Onifade, International Doctoral Fellow, a Liu Scholar and a Vanier Scholar at UBC.
Issues include the disproportionate negative impacts of fossil fuel production on low-income, fossil fuel-dependent and Indigenous communities.
But how much funding are taxpayers actually giving the fossil fuel industry in different parts of the country? What's it used for? And what impact does it actually have?
March 11, 2022
In the spirit of community-building and #UBCClimateLove, the Sustainability Hub, Climate Hub, and AMS hosted UBC’s first Climate Emergency Week featuring conversations, actions, and celebrations. These events coincided with AMS Sustainability Week, February’s Move UBC campaign, and Black History Month. Events throughout the week were made possible thanks to funding from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the UBC Wellbeing Strategic Initiatives Fund.
March 4, 2022