Student Engagement

Student Engagement

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In 2015/2016, we continued to provide opportunities for students to integrate sustainability into their courses and get involved in co-curricular experiences.

Sustainability Scholars

Our Sustainability Scholars program provides UBC graduate students with applied work experience and supports community partners in meeting their sustainability goals.

In 2015/2016, our Greenest City Scholars program expanded to include the largest cohort to date, giving even more students an opportunity to gain applied work experience with the City of Vancouver. In total, in 2015/2016 the scholars program engaged 53 graduate students in applied work experience with both on and off campus partners.

GREENEST CITY INTERNSHIPS OVER LAST 5 YEARS

OF SCHOLARS REPORT HIGH VALUE FROM THE PROGRAM

SEEDS Sustainability Program

The SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program integrates academic and operational work on campus sustainability and facilitates student, faculty and staff collaborations.

Over the past 15 years, SEEDS has created partnerships that resulted in over a thirteen hundred  innovative and high-impact sustainability research projects at UBC. Such projects help students build career capital through experiential learning and, by aligning projects with university plans, support policy implementation with tangible and lasting results for campus operations.

RESEARCH REPORTS PUBLISHED ONLINE OVER 15 YEARS

STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF ENGAGED

COURSES INTEGRATED WITH SEEDS

UBC Reads Sustainability

UBC Reads Sustainability provides a forum for students across disciplines and community members to discuss sustainability issues with globally recognized authors.

In 2015/2016 we hosted two speaker events, engaging thousands of students, staff, faculty, and community members. Speakers included: Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing and Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything;.

Sustainability Ambassadors

Our Sustainability Ambassador Program enables students to develop leadership, event planning, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

In 2015/2016, student ambassadors hosted a wide variety of events, including UBC’s second annual Sustainability Research Symposium, a third annual Eating Sustainably for Wellbeing, and the fourth annual Sustainability Fair, connecting students with opportunities across campus.

Make a Ripple. Join a Wave.

Through three large-scale wave events focused on recycling coffee cups, reducing food waste, and energy, as well 23 Ripple Labs, our annual Ripple Effect UBC campaign engaged thousands of students.

Get Involved

As part of our commitment to student development, we provide advising services to undergraduate and graduate students and connect them with high-quality curricular and co-curricular opportunities.