Environmental Protection supports university departments seeking to meet their environmental obligations as prescribed by UBC Policy SC4 – Environmental Protection Compliance.

Through environmental audits, consultation, and the development of an Environmental Management System, Environmental Protection 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 Protection 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.

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.

Environmental Training

Training for individuals in the areas of Environmental Awareness, Hazardous Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Manifest and Autoclave.