A university of sustainable initiatives
Sustainable teaching, research and operations
Balancing growth and sustainability comes naturally at UVic.
With a wealth of natural and landscaped open space across a 166-hectare campus, almost anywhere you walk, you’ll see why the surrounding West Coast campus inspires us—in our teaching, our research, and in how we plan and manage our campus.
All our new buildings are constructed to meet the LEED Gold standard, one of the highest green building ratings in the world. Most are situated on former parking lots to preserve our natural spaces.
Valuable initiatives across campus—from strategic purchasing changes and transportation initiatives, to student-led proposals and changes in teaching curriculum—have further embraced sustainability in ways that bring both tangible results and an increased level of cultural know-how that continues to help us improve, individually and institutionally.