Environmental

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…
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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…

Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley elected student representatives for UVic Board of Governors

The results are in — the newly elected student representatives for the 2020-21 UVic Board of Governors are Juliet Watts and Kate Fairley. Although voting ended at 4:30 p.m. on…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…