Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
Finding new and creative solutions
At the University of Victoria, we strive to model sustainability -- applying ingenuity to find new and creative solutions and practices that can serve as examples for others.
This website is designed to be a hub for sustainability-related information on the University of Victoria campus. We invite you to explore our green initiatives on the ground, in the classroom and in our research activities. Connect with student groups, learn tips to reduce your impact in the office or lab, and find out how you can get involved.
UVic has recently received a Gold rating in the Sutainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). View the final report here.
RECOVERING OUR SENSES
Apr 14th, 7 to 9 PM, MAC, David Lam Auditorium
A talk by Philip Shepherd, author of "New Self, New World" on how our society has become disconnected from nature, each other and our own bodies. See Facebook for more info.
IMAGINING A BEAUTIFUL GREEN FUTURE: OAK BAY 2034
Apr 16th, 7 PM, Windsor Park Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Road
Heritage Oak Bay hosts talk by Guy Dauncey from the BC Sustainable Energy Association. By donation, refreshments served.
OFF THE GRID FESTIVAL
Apr 17th, 3 to 5 PM, Claremont Secondary School, 4980 Welsey Road
YesBC hosts annual community music festival for youth featuring Mindil Beach Markets and Carmanah, powered by humans and solar technology. See website for more info.
THE SHOCK DOCTRINE
Apr 17th, 7 PM, BCGEU Hall, 2994 Douglas St
Screening of documentary based on Naomi Klein's acclaimed book "The Schock Doctrine" about disaster capitalism. Sponsored by Victoria Friends of Cuba. See website for more info.
QUEER LIBERATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Apr 21st, 6 PM, Camas Books
Workshop with Evan Greer on the root causes of homophobia, trans-phobia and how these relate to environmental destruction. Evening also features music and poetry. See Facebook for more info.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CATALYST: DAY OF LEARNING
Apr 23rd, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Royal Roads University Centre for Dialogue
Workshop for non-profits and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about creating a social enterprise. $50, lunch included. Find out more and register at www.secatalyst.ca.
WADE DAVIS: SACRED HEADWATERS
Apr 24th, 7 PM, Alix Goolden Hall
Green Party MP Elizabeth May hosts public lecture by acclaimed author and speaker Wade Davis on the protection of the Sacred Headwaters in Northern BC. Tickets $15. See Facebook for more info.
CREATIVELY UNITED FOR THE PLANET
Apr 25th and 26th, St. Ann's Academy, 835 Humboldt St, Victoria
Third annual arts and sustainability festival to celebrate Earth Day. Music, art, talks, food, good discussions featuring Elizabeth May, Robert Bateman, Nick Bantok, Daniel Lapp and many more. See website for more info. Volunteers needed too!
Learn more about sustainability at UVic from our Sustainability Coordinators
Learn more about the Campus Bike Centre
See how staff and volunteers came together to create a "green" Congress 2013 conference
Interested in a Green Career? Watch videos from some recent UVic grads with cool green jobs
1. Jill Doucette - Founder, Synergy Enterprises
2. Heather English - Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Action Secretariat, BC Government
3. Matt Greeno - Business Energy Advisor, City Green Solutions
See how UVic is reducing waste on campus