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Common Energy pushes for socially responsible investing at UVic

Pension funds of big public companies, such as universities, manage billions of dollars invested in corporations worldwide. With UVic’s efforts to become more sustainable, the topic of socially responsible investing…

Grappling with group projects

The slacker. The control freak. The coat-tail rider. The space case. No one wants them in the big group project assigned in class. Students bemoan group projects even without having…

New fishing net wins engineering award

Some experts warn SafetyNet may exacerbate fishing industry problems

Uncommon Cents: Socially Responsible Investing grows in popularity

Can your investments really be virtuous and financially profitable?

What do you do to save energy at home?

“Hanging clothes on the clothesline rather than putting them in the dryer as often as possible (as the weather permits in Victoria); keep the lights out when you’re not in…

Time to play: Play outside or save a world . . . or do both

The game — released in 2003 — was actually the thesis project of Jakub Dvorský, the founder of Amanita Design, a small yet successful game development studio in the Czech…

Eco Tip #3: Never buy wrapping paper again

I've made it a personal policy to never buy wrapping paper for gifts. Yes, I am one of those people who — if it’s pretty paper — will carefully unstick…

No tuition, no problem?

European and Canadian universities face different funding challenges

Uncommon Cents: Compound interest: eighth wonder of the world

Albert Einstein was in awe of the concept of compound interest. We are all affected by it, whether we understand it or not. Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth…