Green Civil Engineering

Welcome to Canada's Green Civil Engineering Department

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Self healing concrete research

Self healing concrete research

Scientists at the University of Victoria, under Dr. Gupta's research, are working in making so-called “smart concrete” that heals and seals cracks, greatly reducing potential infrastructure disasters and extending lifespans of buildings and structures.

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Walkmywaterfootprint

#Walkmywaterfootprint

Do you know how much water was used to grow your food? Students learning first hand carrying around campus the daily water consumption based on their personal diet.

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Megacity Metabolism

The future of our species, many researchers believe, lies in sustainable megacities that can support dense populations through efficient resource management. 

(Image credit: Rasmus Poulsen)

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Civil engineering students cheering for WEC success

University of Victoria engineering students shine at the 2017 Western Engineering Competition in Banff winning prizes in multiple disciplines  and as a team.

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We are (re)engineering for a changing world.

We aim to be the greenest civil engineering department in Canada addressing the most pressing global environmental and sustainability challenges through engineering design, science and practical solutions. Our research and graduate programs focus on green civil engineering solutions for Canada and beyond. Our undergraduate program teaches fundamental competencies supplemented with cutting-edge ideas from environmental science, building science and industrial ecology.