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Justin Bull honoured with UBC Sustainability Leadership Award

Posted 2023-04-24

Justin Bull, Lecturer in the UBC Sauder Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group and Leader, Sustainability & Ethics Group, has been awarded the new Sustainability Leadership Award from the UBC Sustainability Hub.

Nominated by their peers and colleagues, the Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes UBC students, faculty and staff who display outstanding leadership in order to accomplish goals such as addressing climate change, reversing biodiversity loss, shifting to circular economies, and creating more resilient communities. 

The awards were presented at an Earth Day “Sustainability Celebration” event on April 21, 2023 at UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.

In announcing the award, the Sustainability Hub acknowledged some of Justin Bull’s notable achievements in the sustainability space, including:

  • Creation of new, cutting-edge content for courses on Ethics and Sustainability, Sustainability and Innovation, and Indigenous Relations across undergraduate and master’s programs.
  • Leading the creation of a novel MBA “Climate Track” that aims to give students the skills to design, support, and deliver management-based climate solutions.
  • Promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion within UBC Sauder, and service as Board Director for both the Nak'azdli Whut'en and the Tla’amin Nations.
  • Mentoring students on the Masters of Food and Resource Economics program, advising UBC-based climate-focused start-ups through the Creative Destruction Lab, and providing guidance as the Academic Director for the Masters of Engineering Leadership and Masters of Health Leadership and Policy.

Justin Bull (centre) poses with the other award recipients at the Sustainability Celebration event on April 21, 2023 at UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.

“I’m humbled to be honored with this award,” said Justin Bull. “Addressing the climate crisis is my life’s work, and advancing that work at UBC is a tremendous privilege. This university is full of students, staff, and faculty who are engaged and committed to helping make the world a more sustainable place. I’m just happy to play a role in advancing this important work.”

In a quote from his nomination form, a peer noted that: “Justin has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty for a full-time teaching faculty member. He takes an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive approach that uses systems thinking and transdisciplinary partnerships to inspire, educate, connect, and create solutions to the most defining and issues of our time.”

For more details on the awards and the other recipients, see the Sustainability Hub’s announcement here.