SEEDS Showcase

Student stories, research projects and knowledge exchange events

Welcome to the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program Showcase. SEEDS creates applied research and interdisciplinary partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners to advance sustainability ideas, policies, and practices and create societal impacts by using the Campus as a Living Laboratory. You can find out more about these impact stories here.

Student Stories

News and Events

  • Biodiversity Days 2024: Bird Walk Recap 

    Did you miss our Biodiversity Days Bird Walk event on May 5th? No worries! My name is Christine, and I’m the student Urban Biodiversity Coordinator with UBC SEEDS Sustainability. I’m here to share a recap of the walk and what we learned from expert birders Bev and Bill Ramey.   The…

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  • Biodiversity Connects Us: A Student-Led Research Showcase 2024 

    Are you curious about how biodiversity connects us all? Every year, SEEDS Sustainability and the UBC Botanical Garden collaborate on a showcase that highlights UBC student research as a part of Biodiversity Days, a month-long event to celebrate and uplift biodiversity. This event brings together UBC students, faculty, staff, and…

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  • Climate-Friendly Food Systems: Research to Action Showcase

    Join us on April 25th, 2-4 pm at CIRS, BC Hydro Theatre. Hosted by UBC SEEDS Sustainability Program and UBC Food Services, the showcase will highlight student research and recommendations that advance CAP 2030 actions and goals.

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  • Biodiversity Connects Us: A Student-Led Research Showcase

    Curious about how biodiversity connects us all? Please join us on Thursday, May 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), BC Hydro Theatre to learn about student-lead research on campus!

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“The most interesting aspect of working with SEEDS is learning how people from different backgrounds and expertise can work together towards the same goal . . . Therefore, I learned to approach problems from different angles and come up with different solutions. This also poses some challenges, such as how to solve problems while meeting the needs of each team member and client.”

Undergraduate student, Dept of Statistics, Faculty of Science, 2022
  • Campus Botanica
    Campus Botanica


    For this project, Creative Writing student, Saskia Wolsak, created 120 botanical signs for plant species across campus. Each sign features the name of the plant in Latin, English, and the species’ local language, as well as an unusual fact… read more.

  • Home/Away


    Student, Chris Evans, explores the concepts of “refuge”, “home”, and “identity” in this art installation that combines species-specific bird houses with narratives from UBC students who came to Canada as political refugees. Chris hopes that his work… read more.

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