Study

Whether you’re enrolled as a student at UBC or looking for opportunities to continue learning, there are courses, seminars, and programs for you.


Open Access

CityHive EnviroLab

Youth from diverse backgrounds are placed at the intersection of learning, relationship building, and solutions design through a series of thematic labs that engage them to dive deep into pressing urban sustainability challenges through project work.

Webinars

Future of Food Dialogues: Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

An associate seminar and webinar series focused on topics ranging from sustainable food systems, to small agri-food business strategies to Indigenous food sovereignty, as well as food system crisis and climate change.

Climate Justice UBC (UBC C350)

A community of students at UBC offering workshops and webinars on topics related to climate justice in their fight for Indigenous sovereignty, migrant justice, good work, and a green new deal.

Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)

A registered charity supporting BIPOC youth to connect with nature, community, and skills to become environmental stewards and community leaders, through free land-based education and paid employment-training programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Courses

Facing Human Wrongs (UBC)

Addressing the complexities and paradoxes of mainstream approaches to global challenges, students are offered an alternative to problem-solving approaches premised on seeking immediate solutions. Instead, students develop intellectual, affective, and relational capacities for navigating multiple perspectives in an interrelated and unequal world.

Health Effects of Climate Change (Harvard University)

An opportunity for students to dive deep into the impact of climate change on nutrition, migration, and infectious diseases and strategies to mitigate and adapt to these impacts, as well as research methods used in this field.

Climate Science, Risk & Solutions (MIT)

An introduction to climate science, climate change and anthropogenic climate change, including the threats and impact of anthropogenic climate change on ecosystems and human health, as well as prospective solutions.

Climate Justice: Lessons from the Global South (UNESCO)

Engage with key issues related to the ethical dimensions implied by climate change – learning from the problems faced as well as the resilience models formulated by marginalized sectors of society or the so-called “Global South”.

Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience (SDG Academy)

Explore how nature-based solutions that respond to disaster and the impacts of climate change are important to building the resilience of households and communities against increasing numbers of disaster events around the world.

Climate Change and Resilience in Food Systems (University of Leeds)

Learn about strategies designed to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture and food systems by exploring research methods that help predict the impact of climate change on these systems.

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries (University of Cape Town)

Students are challenged to consider how societies might be lifted out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, by exploring the complexity of governments wanting to grow their economies and remain climate friendly.

Climate Change: Financial Risks and Opportunities (Imperial College of London)

Explore how the landscape for investing is shaped by climate change, including an introduction to the financial risks and opportunities arising from man-made climate change.

UBC Students

Climate Change Courses

Browse climate change-related courses available to UBC undergraduate and graduate students at the Vancouver campus. Curated by the UBC Sustainability Initiative, courses are organized by restrictions (including no- to low-restriction), categories (including climate justice and social science, climate science, and climate change mitigation and adaptation), or by year of study.

Collaborative

Student Directed Seminars

Senior undergraduate students (3rd year or beyond) at UBC are eligible to coordinate and/or participate in a student directed seminar twice during their degree: once as coordinator and once as a participant.

SEEDS Sustainability Program

The SEEDS program creates applied research and interdisciplinary partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners. Spark collaborations across disciplines and organizations, and tests solutions to sustainability challenges using our Campus as a Living Lab.

Climate Justice Research Collaborative

An opportunity for undergraduate students at UBC to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects focused on climate change and climate justice, for course credit. Projects are undertaken with the supervision of faculty and the mentorship of graduate students.

Experiential

UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture

A four to six-month experiential learning program designed for aspiring farmers, environmental educators, gardeners, and students interested in applying knowledge about sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Haida Gwaii Semesters

Senior undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines at UBC are eligible to participate in intensive 14-week programs facilitated by the Haida Gwaii Institute. Courses span a range of topics including Natural Resource Science, Natural Resource Studies, Social-Ecological Change, Community Resilience, and Marine Conservation.