The environmental edge
Place matters. At the UVic School of Environmental Studies our research-inspired teaching and dynamic experiential learning opportunities are inextricably linked to our extraordinary location on the edge of the Pacific Rim.
Our students turn knowledge into action. From field schools aboard a schooner in the Salish Sea to developing community action plans as part of the Redfish School of Change or getting your hands dirty working on local ecological restoration projects, our students make an impact on real issues affecting local and international communities.
It is crucially important for conservation strategies that seek to protect our oceans and coasts to integrate the needs of human communities with the needs of biodiversity.—Natalie Ban, Environmental Studies Professor
Reach across the boundaries of traditional disciplines with one of our interdisciplinary programs—explore the interplay between the social and the scientific aspects of the challenges facing our communities and the planet.
- Do you want to develop innovative, practical solutions to environmental problems?
- Are you looking for hands-on learning experiences that show you how to transform your knowledge into positive action?
- Are you inspired by learning from and collaborating with people with different perspectives and experiences?
Find your edge at UVic's School of Environmental Studies
Complement your studies with hands-on learning in the field.
View a list of field schools & courses.