The UBC Centre for Environmental Assessment Research (CEAR) supports research about environmental assessment (EA) processes and methods, and helps integrate this information into practice. Research conducted or supported by CEAR contributes to resource development by furthering knowledge about the role that EA plays in helping to advance natural resource management practices that benefit Canadians.

CEAR works to facilitate the connection of conceptual, technical and applied knowledge to decision-making processes by providing a unique setting for collaboration.

The Centre provides opportunities for participation in workshops, seminars, and guest lectures covering a range of themes in EA practice. These events support both research and training.

Activities at CEAR are open to involvement by individuals from outside UBC interested in EA and emerging challenges in natural resource management.