UFV March for Sustainability Events – Register today!

March for Sustainability is a series of five FREE events taking place throughout the month of March. These events are designed to help us better connect with each other on various environmental issues. Now is the time to get involved! [Download Poster]

MARCH 2 – Pollinator Garden Education & Installation
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campus Green, Abbotsford Campus

Please join Biology Professors, Sandra Gillespie and Alan Reid, discuss plant biodiversity, and native pollinators and what they need. Learn about the plans to create a pollinator garden on campus and what you can do to support pollinators in your own gardens. REGISTER

MARCH 9 – Clothing Exchange & Repair Fair
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Evered Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford Campus

Did you know that the clothing industry is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time? Join us for this engaging, hands-on event where you can:

  • learn how to make simple repairs to your clothing
  • learn how to use sewing machines to make new items from scrap clothing material
  • bring in your used, good condition clothes that you no longer wear and freely exchange them with others
  • discuss gender equality issues and strategies in the global clothing industry

MARCH 16 – Early Earth Day
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
GH102 (Front Library), Abbotsford Campus

Although Earth Day is officially in April, we want to celebrate it early as well! This event will showcase strategies for many leading environmental issues including invasive species, food waste, flooding, and more. We will also have opportunities to learn about urban forestry, gardening, and ways to communicate with your local politicians. REGISTER

MARCH 23 – Sustainability Career Fair
11:30 am – 1:45 pm

Would you like a career that involves sustainability? Come hear from a panel of industry professionals, recent graduates, and professors. Together we will learn about various sustainability careers such as urban forestry, environmental education, BC Parks ranger, watershed conservation, wildlife protection, renewable energy, GIS mapping, sustainable business, and more. You will also have a chance to speak with each panelist in “breakout rooms”. Come listen, learn, ask questions, meet professionals, and make connections to meaningful careers! REGISTER

Presented by UFV Office of Sustainability and the School of Land Use and Environmental Change with sponsorship in part by UFV School of Business.

March 30 – Professional Designation Information Session
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Graduating with a UFV degree is a fantastic tool to help you in your future career. Additionally, attaining a professional designation from an external, career-specific organization can also be a great advantage to you. Hear from a panel of professional designation experts. We will learn about various professional designations (such as the Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio)), what they are, why they are important, and how you can use your time at UFV to help you gain a professional designation. You will also have a chance to speak with each panelist in “breakout rooms”. Come listen, learn, ask questions, meet professionals, and make connections to meaningful career opportunities! REGISTER

Thank you to Stefania Pizzirani, and the rest of the team of organizers for bringing these amazing events to us!