An Earth Week special on old growth forests and climate change featuring Mother Trees, climate litigation, and Indigenous knowledge. 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 […]
Featuring The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change Join climate investigative journalist and award winning author Geoff Dembicki live from Brooklyn for a conversation on his latest work, which draws from confidential oil industry documents to uncover how companies like Exxon, Koch Industries, and Shell built a global right-wing echo […]
Join UBC students, staff, and faculty on-the-ground at COP27 in conversation with CBC News climate journalist Lisa Johnson for an inside view of the negotiations, discussions, and emotions of the conference. With Gideon Berry, Rudri Bhatt, Simon Donner, Abul Bashar Rahman, Veronica Relano, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, and Rynn Zhang.
Celebrate the end of term with colleagues from across disciplines and learn how units in CIRS can support your teaching and research over light refreshments. With resources on: Enriching course content: including the Climate Teaching Connector Fellowships: including the Sustainability Fellows and Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) Fellows programs Faculty support: including the UBC […]
As we reflect on cascading climate disasters and imagine alternative climate futures, how might we shift our efforts towards necessary changes and effective transformation? Join for an interactive workshop and creatively engage with peers to envision a more climate just future. With contributions from Dr. Bernard Perley, Dr. Dallas Hunt, and Dr. Sharon Stein. Light lunch and refreshments included. […]
TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform with over 1 billion global monthly users. What does this mean for the climate emergency? This “Ask-Me Anything” with Ian Gill, Global Sustainability Lead at TikTok, will explore the Chinese social media giant’s popularity, its corporate climate policy and targets, and how it provides a platform for […]
Thu. Feb. 9, 5-6.30pm PST Free in-person and virtual tickets https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sue-big-oil-a-made-in-bc-climate-campaign-tickets-506858987877 In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 — roughly $1 per every Vancouver resident — to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join leaders from UBC, West Coast Environmental […]
How can students play a role in critical climate policy development in the Vancouver area? In this moderated conversation we will explore the policy being developed by local governments to catalyze a reduction in carbon emissions. Learn about the key actions being advanced, the challenges in the way, and opportunities a different future will create. […]
Drawing from interviews with UBC students, staff and faculty, join for a play reading of this verbatim theatre project to advance conversation about the climate emergency. Led by theatre artist and journalist Joel Bernbaum, this performance aims to spark ideas for action towards a more hopeful climate future.
Celebrate a year of sustainability and climate leadership at the UBC Vancouver campus and honour the exceptional commitment and achievements of students, staff, and faculty members. Featuring light refreshments, community sustainability highlights, and presentation of the Sustainability Leadership Awards.
UBC faculty, students, staff, community members and organizations across BC are invited to take part in a day of activities focusing on decolonization, the dignity and rights of humans and more than human world, education, climate justice, and just transition. A special weaving workshop led by a local Musqueam artist will be optional to participants […]
Join for an afternoon of engaged discussions on a diverse range of applied sustainability research projects produced by UBC Sustainability Scholars at this free, online program conference. Featuring guest speaker Melissa Lem, President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.