The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI), established in 2010, is the University’s agent in this innovation. USI fosters partnerships and collaborations that extend beyond traditional boundaries of disciplines, sectors and geographies to address the critical issues of our time. The initiative’s work is carried out under two cross-cutting themes: campus as a living laboratory and the University as an agent of change.
Students in UBC’s Biology Program develop knowledge and skills to prepare them to interpret, evaluate, investigate and communicate about the natural world. The mission of the Sustainability Pathway is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue a sustainability focus in conjunction with their development as biologists. This concentration will incorporate courses developed specifically about sustainability as well as those that address elements of sustainability attributes and pillars.