Environmental

An illustration of a Kwetlal (camas) field by Jon Miller.

UVic’s new Climate Action plan opts for Indigenous knowledge inclusion

With the first words of UVic's new Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP 2030) going to Songhees Nation Elder Dr. Skip Dick, environmental discussions appear to be shifting in an…

In conversation with Sean Holman

Sean Holman has been teaching trauma-informed climate journalism at UVic since last year, and is the head of an international project that gives a voice to survivors of climate disasters. 
Author on climate crisis

Author, broadcaster says the technology is available for a greener future, if we act now

McDonald is a renowned Canadian science journalist that's shared his scientific knowledge with the public as a writer, broadcaster, and show host. He's a regular contributor to The National and…

Construction on the Site C dam will continue

The Peace River Site C dam was first conceptualized in the 1970s but was not given permission to undergo construction until 2014. The dam is a $16 billion project that…
A latte and plant on a table. Photo by Natanja Grün via Unsplash.

​Climate cafe series led by UVic students a safe community space for unburdening climate anxiety

The idea to launch climate cafes in Victoria began with discussions between Severin Odland, a UVic graduate student in environmental psychology, his partner, and their friends. They realized they were…
Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn holding hunger strike sign at the B.C. Parliament, photo provided by Tim Brazier.

UVic students participate in Save Old Growth hunger strike

On April 1, first-year UVic students Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn joined a hunger strike for Save Old Growth.
Cunningham Woods clean up, photo provided by GVGT.

Greater Victoria Green Team cleans up Cunningham Woods

On a crisp, cold Saturday in late November, members of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) along with 28 volunteers set to work clearing Cunningham Woods, a 1-acre forested area…
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.
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…