Graphic of a recycle symbol and stacks of money and coins. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

UVic Foundation announces new responsible investing policy

The UVic Foundation has announced that their equity portfolio no longer invests in companies involved in the extraction and processing of coal, oil, or natural gas.
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“Divest the rest”: Divest UVic rally calls for university to drop remaining fossil fuel investments

Chants from a crowd of close to 30 people supporting Divest UVic caught the attention of passersby as the quad filled with the bustle of students midday on Friday, Nov.…
Marion Buller

Indigenous jurist Marion Buller will be UVic’s new chancellor

"UVic law school mentors lit a fire in me that set me on my legal path," Buller said. "Education transformed my life and because of my education I was able…

UVSS says motion to change DaLs to faculty representatives invalid

Society will form working group, consult with students regarding changing board structure Previously known for struggling with attendance, this year’s Oct. 28 University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) annual general…
Photo of overflowing recycle bins in the UVic student union building, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

UVSS starts Ecofoot working group with goal of carbon neutrality

The UVSS is beginning the long road towards carbon neutrality. In spring 2021, the previous Board of Directors promised to make the SUB carbon neutral by 2040.
Felicita Gomez, provided by Shane Gomez.

UVic’s most influential custodian and Felicita’s Pub namesake passes away at 97

When UVic alumnus Bernard Von Schulmann found out about the news, he picked up the phone and started calling. He didn’t stop until he had contacted more than 50 of…
Solid carbonate, photo sourced from UVic Media Kit.

Solid Carbon Project confirms scale of feasibility of storing CO₂ in ocean basalt on a gigatron scale

Scientists working on the Pacific Institute for Climate Solution’s (PICS) Solid Carbon Project have concluded that they have found a large-scale carbon dioxide (CO₂) storage solution to help combat climate…
Kwetlal (camas), photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay.

Indigenous-led Campus as Living Lands Project aims to make space for resurgence

The Campus as Living Lands Project supports a series of land-based learning opportunities and is being championed by Jeff Corntassel, an associate professor with the Department of Indigenous Studies at…
District energy plant at UVic, photo by UVic Photo Services.

UVic braces for a changing climate

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially announced that July 2021 had the highest average monthly temperature ever recorded. At the end of June, temperatures in Victoria approached 40°C. Stores…

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