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UBC Changemaking Series

A series of events for anybody who's interested in making a difference, big or small.

Business for Change

Tue. Jan 22 
Liu Institute for Global Issues

Find out how different aspects of business can be used to affect change. Hear from social enterprises, entrepreneurs, and corporations that practice social responsibility on how they advocate for issues within their professional roles. Network and explore how your own business and consulting skills can create change while enjoying catered canapes.

Check out the Facebook Event page for more details on attending panelists here

Business for Change Recap

Art for Change

Wed. Jan 30
Hatch Art Gallery

Learn how art and creativity can be used to affect and advocate for change. Join this night of dialogue with professionals working in the art sector to learn about the myriad of opportunities for change available while enjoying canapes, student art, and live music and dance.

Check out the Facebook Event page for more details on attending professionals here

Art for Change Recap

Science & Tech for Change

Thu. Feb 7
Drop in between 12:00-3:30pm
CIRS Atrium

Explore and network with different organizations using science and technology to create change. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, for summer roles or spaces to translate your curiosity to action, attend this engagement fair and gallery to learn about more opportunities and play with prototypes.

Attending Organizations:

Atira Women's Resource Society

Code the Change

Climate Hub

Environmental Youth Alliance

Geering Up

Genome BC

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Habitat for Humanity


Little Mountain Riley Park Neighborhood Food Network (NFN)

Melt Collective

Ocean Wise

Roots on the Roof

Science World

Stanley Park Ecology Society

UBC Farm

Urban Repurpose

Women in Science

and more

Sci + Tech for Change Recap


This year, three distinct events highlight that there is no one “right” way to effect change in community and showcase how changemaking is lead through business, art, and science.

Changemaking means to affect, advocate or create change. This requires pro-active efforts to shift your own perspective, challenge the status quo and ideate community-minded innovations.

Everyone has their own journey to making an impact—the Changemaking event hosted by the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) offers a platform to identify, build or expand the vision and action of your idea. 

Previous Changemaker Events

  • Changemaker Series 2017 - Learn Strategies to Lead Change
  • Changemaker Showcase 2016 - Big Ideas, Big Thinkers, Big Change
  • Changemaker Showcase 2015 - Big Ideas, Big Thinkers, Big Change

Get Funded

If you have a social change project that you want to launch, there are resources on campus for you to get funding support