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Sustainable Development Goals at UVic

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a priority at the University of Victoria. At their core, the SDGs are about ending poverty and inequality and providing opportunity and support for all.

This commitment is present in our new Strategic Plan, Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, Research Strategy: Aspiration 2030, Community Engagement Initiative and the UN accredited training Centre: CIFAL Victoria.

Kevin Hall

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to action to protect our planet while promoting prosperity for everyone, everywhere. At UVic we care deeply about these goals and are committed to driving the critical social, economic and environmental change needed to reach them.

Explore each of the goals below to learn how the UVic community worked to advance SDGs over the past year, centred around four key areas of the university:

  • education & student experience 
  • research 
  • operations & community
  • policy & policy-making 
Partnering for the SDGs
Aerial view of the University of Victoria Campus

Partnerships across campus that advanced SDGs during 2022

Events related to the SDGs
Group photo of UVic's UVic assistant professor Crystal Tremblay and a group of Indigenous (Maasai) leaders from Tanzania: Samwel Nangiria Taresero, Nalaimuta Oletutayo Makeseni and Mark Leshao Talash at Carcross-Tagish First Nations Cultural Centre during a 2019 two-day visit

Events related to the SDGs on and off campus during 2022

CIFAL Victoria at UVic
CIFAL Victoria wordmark

Learn how CIFAL Victoria is advancing SDGs locally and globally. 

Dashboard: SDG training at UVic
A grid of all 17 UN SDG icons

Learn about the SDGs training intiatives across campus.