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UVic’s divestment shouldn’t come as a surprise

UVic’s divestment of $80 million from the Working Capital Fund was a welcome surprise for many. One year into their ten-year responsible investment policy, the board of governors announced a…

UVic divests Working Capital Fund

$40 million still invested in fossil fuels through UVic Foundation, as of March 2020 The University of Victoria has moved $80 million of their Working Capital Fund into a fossil…
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Inside UVic’s decarbonization plans and their latest investment in Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

Divest UVic says the university needs to do more to show a real commitment to reconciliation In January 2020, the UVic Board of Governors passed a new investment strategy, called…
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“President Hall, Time to Divest” reads temporary mural on campus

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, around a dozen members of Divest UVic assisted artist and alumni Emily Thiessen in painting a 14-foot mural on the ground outside the doors of the…

Three of the local activists that are making climate action cool

Climate change may seem like a big, lofty issue, but these local youth are fearlessly facing it head-on. Whether by leading advocacy groups on campus or leaving school to strike…

Election 2015: the issues at stake

If you’ve been avoiding student politics for this last year (and we don’t blame you) but still want to vote, look no further than this handy compendium.

Climate debate needs refresh

Monday’s climate change forum, entitled A Dialogue: Climate Change, Divestment, and Society, posed many questions about how the University (and the world) should respond to the climate crisis brought on…

Fossil fuel divestment: an FAQ

At its annual general meeting, the UVSS will ask undergraduates to choose whether or not to hold a referendum on the issue of fossil fuel divestment next year. In response,…

UVSS allies with Divest UVic

The UVSS Board of Directors recently voted unanimously in favour of fossil fuel divestment at UVic. Along with the group Divest UVic, the UVSS is asking the university to immediately…