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Transit fall service changes: UVic Campus

Summary of UVic Campus Transit changes, Effective September 2nd 2014:
  • Expanded UVic Transit Exchange to support future service increases. See Notice to Riders for more info on how the bus stops will be configured.
  • Esquimalt residents will now be better served by the Route 15X Esquimalt/UVic with direct access to UVic, Camosun College Lansdowne campus and the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
  • Increased service on Route 4 Hillside/UVicRoute 12 University Heights/UVic and Route 39 UVic/Royal Roads to better serve customers who are travelling to the region’s largest post-secondary institutions
  • Late night service on Friday and Saturday nights, currently available on routes 4, 6 and 14 will be extended to routes 15X Dockyard/UVic, 27 Gordon Head, 28 Majestic and 50Langford/Downtown. Extra late night runs leave the downtown core at 12:30 a.m., 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.

For more info on routes and schedules call 250-382-6161, or visit the BC Transit Website.

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UVic added to Princeton Review's 'Green Honour Roll'

The Princeton Review has tallied its “Green Ratings” for 861 colleges in the US and Canada, and the University of Victoria is the only Canadian university to make the top 24 on its 2015 “Green Rating Honor Roll.”
Only those schools that achieved a perfect score of 99 were named to the honour roll, based on criteria in three areas: 1) healthy and sustainable campus life; 2) preparation of students for employment in a world defined by environmental challenges; and 3) the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.
UVic is committed to promoting the development of a sustainable society through education and research and the stewardship of our own financial and physical resources. 
To see the full list of "Green Honour Roll" institutions, click here.

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Recycling sign focus groups

UVic is redesigning its recycling signs and we are inviting International students, local students, staff and faculty to provide their opinions on our updated designs. We will be hosting a discussion group the week of July 28th and will offer $50 to each participant for their time. Please contact Matt at if you are interested in participating.

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Expanded bus exchange coming

UVic and BC Transit are working together to plan and create a new, expanded bus exchange with space for an additional 7 to 10 bus bays. The planned area is the space between the current bus exchange and the Student Union Building. A number of metered parking stalls have been removed, and the Bike Kitchen, bike racks and lockers will need to be moved to the Campus Bike Centre. The new exchange will be open in September 2014.

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Bees in Community Garden

Did you know that the Campus Community Garden is now home to its very own apiary? The honeybee colonies, installed in the spring, provide numerous benefits to the community and the surrounding environment by creating an opportunity for university and elementary classes to deepen their understanding of bees, as well as boosting the vitality of the community garden and surrounding areas through increased pollination. Read about it in the Victoria News article.

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Take our website survey!

We're redesigning our UVic Sustainability website and would like your input on how to make it great. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and let us know what you'd like to see:


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Bike to Work Week prize winners

We're pleased to announced that Nic Scott from Ocean Network Canada's "North Pacific Gyre" team is our grand draw prize winner for a cycling trip for two with Island Joy Rides. And Jennifer Oakes from the Gustavson School of Business's "Go Gustavson!" team won the special "new rider" draw prize of a $500 gift card for Oak Bay Bikes. Congratulations to Nic and Jennifer and to all of the hundreds of UVic Bike to Work Week participants!

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Carbon Neutral Action Report

The 2013 UVic Carbon Neutral Action Report is now available for viewing. This report is produced annually to document the steps the university has taken to reduce carbon emissions and the results of the annual greenhouse gas inventory. Through the combined efforts of many people on campus, UVic has again seen a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions while our campus has continued to grow. Between 2012 and 2013, our overall emissions decreased by close to 10%, and since 2010, we've reduced the total by 17%.

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Waste Audit summary report

The summary report of the 2014 campus waste audit is now available. The good news is that although overall waste generated has increased since our last comprehensive audit in 2011, which is reflective of our growing campus population, our waste diversion rate is 68%, up from 58% in 2011. That means we're sending an larger proportion of our waste into recycling and composting streams, not the landfill.

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