Faculty Engagement

Faculty Engagement

The UBC Sustainability Initiative works to engage UBC’s academic community in sustainability.

In class, in campus plans, in community development, and in partnerships both local and global, UBC strives to ensure that we leave behind a legacy of environmental and human wellbeing for generations to come.

Sustainability Learning Pathways

Sustainability Learning Pathways support faculties and departments in creating a suite of sustainability oriented courses and experiences so that every undergraduate student at UBC can pursue a sustainability education.

In 2016/2017, Second year Sustainability Learning Pathway grants
(second of two years) were distributed to faculty members developing sustainability curriculum in the Faculty of Arts and in the Sauder School of Business.
New Sustainability Learning Pathway grants (first of two years) were distributed to faculty members in Land and Food Systems and the Faculty of Education.

Fellowships

Our Sustainability Fellowships enable faculty to contribute to the discussion to advance UBC’s academic sustainability goals.

Through the fellows program, awarded six fellowships and supported regular, interdisciplinary discussions involving faculty members implementing sustainability curriculum changes in their courses and programs.

Annual Course Consultation

Consults with UBC Vancouver faculty to identify sustainability courses and to identify faculty with sustainability research interests.

In 2016/2017, we identified 666 sustainability-oriented courses across all faculties and 423 faculty members who are engaged in sustainability research. All UBC faculties now provide courses with sustainability content.