As our planet endures the effects of climate change and human incursion, researchers at UBC are developing solutions to protect regional, national and international resources and environments.
The university has a deep expertise in ecology and environmental research, particularly in the areas of biodiversity, fisheries, oceans, plant and microbes, forestry and bioenergy.
At UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Centre, more than 50 scientists are dedicated to studying and preserving all varieties of life.
Fast Facts + Milestones
2019 UBC ranks 1st in the world in climate action MORE
2017 Rashid Sumaila wins Volvo Environment Prize
2012 UBC creators of "ecological footprint" concept win Blue Planet Award for Sustainability More
2011 Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability opens as North America's "greenest" building More
2010 Beaty Biodiversity Centre opens More
Key Research Centres
Clean Energy Research Centre
Pulp and Paper Centre
Design Centre for Sustainability
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Biodiversity Research Centre
Forest Bio-Products Institute
Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services
Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research