What can Mother Trees teach us about climate justice?

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 […]

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UBC Reads Sustainability with Geoff Dembicki

Online/Virtual Event

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 […]

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Open House for Faculty at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 […]

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Climate Just Futurities

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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. […]

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How Local Governments Create Climate Policy and How You Can Help

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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. […]

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Sustainability Celebration

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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.

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Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability 2023

Online/Virtual Event

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.

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