Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games

Video: UBC and the Games

A summary of UBC’s involvement with the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games. The Centre for Sport and Sustainability is proud to assist the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in creating and disseminating knowledge and advancing the human and ecological wellbeing of the Games. CSS strives to understand how sport participation affects the world we live in.

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Sustainability at the Games

logo_cstaUBC students, staff, and faculty volunteered with the Games Organizing Committee to develop and research sustainability and health promotion solutions. The UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability has released a sustainability report on behalf of the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games Society (SOCSGS) which included representation by Special Olympics Canada, Special Olympics BC, and the University of British Columbia.

The Special Olympics Canada Games were also recipients of the 2015 CSTA Sustainable Sport Event of the Year Award, presented by The Ann Duffy Group. (learn more…)

Research Projects

Independently conducted post-grad and post-doc research projects.

Creating knowledge through an environmental and economic impact study in partnership with Sauder Business School and the School of Kinesiology. (learn more…)

Student Course-based Projects

We are capturing knowledge created by numerous research projects connected to the Games, including SEEDS course-based projects and CBEL course-based projects. (learn more…)


Our internship program is facilitating 6 student interns for Games’ projects in partnership with the UBC Office of the Vice-President, Students, UBC Athletics & Recreation Department, UBC Conferences & Housing, the UBC Sustainability Office, and UBC Marketing & Communications. (learn more…)