climate

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…

Students and faculty outraged by recommendation to suspend the Human Dimensions of Climate Change program

In early March, just as final papers and exams began to loom, students and faculty of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC) program at the University of Victoria (UVic)…
Climate Grief event, photo by Ana Paula Montalvo.

Climate support event brings students together over food, live music, resources

What do we do in the face of climate catastrophe? For the students in the Radical Responses to the Climate Crisis course, the answer is come together with others who…
Andrew Nikiforuk, photo sourced from UVic Fine Arts.

Want to curb the climate crisis? Scale back economic growth, says Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk wants you to cut your energy consumption — now. The award-winning energy journalist says climate change is the product of unconstrained economic growth and that new technologies, such…

Introducing our climate issue: why we’re committed to good climate coverage

To act as an agent of constructive social change. That is one of the commitments in our mission statement that the Martlet has made to the university and local communities…
Penguin and polar bear, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Managing climate anxiety in a time of constant climate crisis

Climate anxiety needs no introduction. Even if you haven’t heard of it by name, you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’ve felt it.
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Indigenous resistance is vital to climate action

In the last few years, climate change movements have grown increasingly popular, and many people are being exposed to these ideas through social media. Figures like Greta Thunberg and David…
Graphic of melting legislature building in Victoria. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Escaping the heat without housing: How Victoria’s unhoused fared in the heat dome

Ross Turchyn woke up to see his thermometer reading at 29°C. It was late June, around 7 a.m. The sun had not yet reached his tent.
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…