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UVic is updating its Campus Plan

The process of updating the 2003 Campus Plan is now underway, with the goal of providing a refreshed vision and direction for future campus development. How our campus evolves depends on the insights shared by our campus community.

Holistic policies needed to realize the potential for fossil fuel divestment

Replacing fossil fuel investments with “green energy” stocks has minimal impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is also unlikely to provide a safer haven for investors. But with the right policies in place, divestment could accelerate progress toward a low carbon economy and change social norms over acceptable investment practices.

Psychology PhD student asks the marriage question

In the countdown to Valentine’s Day, couples are busy booking reservations for romantic dinners. But where does it all begin? PhD student Lisa Hoplock delves into the psychology behind successful and failed marriage proposals.

UVic invites input to Campus Plan update

The University of Victoria is inviting participation and input from the campus community and the public as it undertakes an update to the 2003 Campus Plan to provide a refreshed vision, guidelines and direction for future campus development.

Forum explores assumptions, barriers to learning

The University of Victoria’s eighth annual Provost’s Diversity Research Forum will look at the concepts of differences that can create challenges to learning in all its forms. Titled Privilege & Prejudice: Assumptions in Learning, the forum will present sessions that look at how perceptions of various factors—gender, social class, sexuality, ethnicity, mental health, and many others—may impact how people learn or teach.