Environmental Services supports University departments seeking to meet their environmental obligations as prescribed by UBC Policy #6 – Environmental Protection Compliance and UBC Policy #9 – Hazardous Materials Management.

Through environmental audits, consultation, and the development of an Environmental Management System, Environmental Services provides the regulatory and technical guidance to:

  • minimize the environmental impact of their operations;
  • mitigate environmental risks; and
  • prevent and control spills and releases to the environment.

Environmental Services staff also compile and submit environmental compliance reports to various agencies at the municipal, provincial and federal level.

In this section

Environmental Management System

Tool to continuously improve environmental performance across the University.

Drinking Water Quality

UBC regularly tests drinking water to ensure it is safe.

Environmental Assessment of Research Grants

The environmental assessment is applicable to researchers from both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Green Labs Program

UBC labs account for approximately 49% of energy use, 24% of water use, and 96% of total hazardous waste generated.

Hazardous Waste Management

ESF manages hazardous waste in accordance with relevant regulations.

Pollution Prevention

Detailed procedures to prevent pollution and protect human health and the environment.

Recycling Programs

Converts waste materials into reusable objects, reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution.

Environmental Training

Training for individuals in the areas of Environmental Management, Hazardous Waste Management & Hazardous Waste Manifest.