Industry Nights

Find out about building a sustainable world through careers in the green economy at this online event.

About the event

UBC Industry Nights is a networking series and career building experience, sponsored by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. The event is designed to provide students from all faculties with an opportunity to engage their interests and curiosities, test assumptions, and learn about the world of work. It is focused on creating value for all participants, by bringing together faculty, alumni, students and employers to discuss and explore a specific industry including related research, current trends, events, challenges, opportunities and more.


Learn more about the green economy from professionals and alumni as they share their insights, career advice, and more at this online event. This event will consist of a keynote speaker, panels, and networking.

Top reasons to attend

  • Explore career opportunities in the green economy
  • Hear firsthand experiences of industry professionals
  • Find out how you can build a career in this field

About the Green Economy

The number of jobs in Canada’s Green Economy is expected to grow by 48% by 2030. There is already $6 billion invested in Vancouver’s Cleantech sector alone. The Green Economy involves a diverse array of industries and jobs aiming to enhance environmental sustainability, requiring skills and expertise from across all disciplines. All regions of Canada will see growth in Green Economy jobs as sustainability continues to be top of mind for businesses and policymakers.
 
From Cleantech to Green Building and Mobility to Local Food, Vancouver’s Green Economy is burgeoning. The proportion of Green Economy workers in Vancouver is double the Canadian national average and is expected to continue growing. Learn more by joining us for Industry Nights, where you will hear firsthand from leaders in the field about opportunities to protect the planet while building a career.

Keynote speaker

The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Kai Chan, Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC.

Industry Panelists

The following industry professionals will be present at the event. Check back later for more panelists.

  • Chris Adachi: Director of Climate Change, Teck Resources
  • Meredith Adler: Executive Director, Student Energy
  • Sheryl Cumming: Project Engineer, Metro Vancouver
  • Anna Stukas: VPs Business Development of Carbon Engineering

Additional speakers

Learn from alumni and professionals from the following organizations:

  • Ballard Power Systems
  • BC Hydro
  • Carbon Engineering
  • Dawson Strategic
  • Dunsky Energy
  • Electrameccanica
  • Environment & Climate Change Canada
  • Foresight CleanTech Accelerator Centre
  • Invest Vancouver
  • xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Indian Band
  • Microsoft
  • Race 21
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Teck Resources
  • Telus 
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation

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