Environmental

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…
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…
Wayne Crookes and Sean Holman (right), photo by John Threlfall via UVic News.

Sean Holman begins Environmental and Climate Journalism professorship at UVic

On Sept. 1, renowned investigative journalist Sean Holman began a five-year appointment as the new Wayne Crookes Professor of Environmental and Climate Journalism with the University of Victoria’s Department of…
Heather Norton, courtesy of Heather Norton via UVic News.

Award-winning student project proposes climate course for first years

For a lot of students, the first year of university is a time of upheaval. Starting university means new people, new classes, new expectations, new responsibilities, and sometimes, moving far…
Discarded single-use coffee cup on campus. Photo by Mary Heeg.

Surfrider UVic launches petition for a plastic-free campus

If you’ve bought a coffee on campus recently, chances are it came in a paper cup with a plastic lid on top. Surfrider UVic wants to change that.
A climate strike banner reading "strike for climate justice".

Victoria youth march for climate justice in global climate strike

Around 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, students began to congregate outside the doors of the Student Union Building after walking out of their classes. Organized by Divest UVic, they were…
uvic michael williams building

UVic responsible investing reports show drop in carbon intensity

On Sept. 23, UVic released two reports about their investments. The reports provide more information about the university’s ongoing efforts to decarbonize and make investments with a positive social impact.
Fairy creak blockade signage

Fairy Creek blockade still going strong in efforts to protect old-growth forest

Province has agreed to protect over 350 000 acres of old-growth forest but protesters want to see moratorium on logging of B.C.’s ancient trees About 30 minutes northeast of Port…

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