Open Case Studies Project

This project brings together people from across departments and Faculties to co-create an interdisciplinary, open educational resource with case studies written by faculty and students. Many of these case studies focus on topics in sustainability, but we also include cases on other topics that benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. The cases on this site are open educational resources: they have an open license to allow for revision and reuse of the cases in other courses and contexts (the cases are licensed CC BY 4.0). If you would like to know how you might use these cases in your own course, please see our Teaching Guide, as well as our guide on how to use this website. In addition, we are looking to expand this resource by finding more courses in which students and faculty might use and revise these case studies, or even create new case studies to be included in the collection. If you think you might be interested, please see information on how to get involved!


  • 2017-2018:
    • Max Holmes, Associate VP Academic & University Affairs, UBC Alma Mater Society (undergraduate student society)
    • Christina Hendricks, Philosophy Dept. and UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
  • 2016-2017
    • Christina Hendricks plus Kevin Doering, Associate VP Academic with the UBC Alma Mater Society
  • 2015-2016
    • Christina Hendricks plus Daniel Munro, Associate VP Academic with the UBC Alma Mater Society; Daniel Munro conceived of the project originally.


  • Will Engle, CTLT
  • Lucas Wright, CTLT
  • Cindy Underhill, CTLT
  • Erin Fields, UBC Library

Instructors/Graduate students writing case studies:

  • Janette Bulkan, Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation
    • Students in Janette's courses in Forestry have also written some of the case studies
  • Mark Harris, Law and Society
  • Gordon Munro, Economics
  • Richard Price, Political Science
  • Joerg Winter, Civil Engineering

Graduate students helping with the project

  • 2017-2018: Deb Chen, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • 2016-2017:
    • Michelle Hak Hepburn, Anthropology
    • Jennifer Mansour, Educational Studies

Undergraduate students who helped with original set of case studies for the project

  • Sherrie Wang, Electrical Engineering
  • Pattie Shang, Geography
  • Daniel Lam, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Marium Hamid, Economics and Anthropology
  • Adrian Cheng, Geography

Contact us