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Sustainable Development Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 11 during 2022:

$31 million

Total expenditure on arts and heritage


Total artistic events on campus

(Farquhar Auditorium)
8,000 +

Participants in cultural activities

(Farquhar Auditorium)


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22

Education & student experience

SDG 11 in action at Co-op and Career
Uvic's Cooperative Education and Careers program logo next to the United Nations Sustainable Development Wheel logo

Discover how Co-op students are addressing SDG 11

Bike to Work Week
Photo of two adults with helmets taking their bikes out of the bike parking facility at UVic

Raising the profile of commuter cyclists and celebrating cycling as a fun and sustainable way to get around

Green housing and dining
Photo of the new housing building at UVic, the Cheko’nien House

Designing and constructing to Passive House and LEED Gold standards

Student housing
Photo of a female student reading sitting on her bed using a laptop, at a UVic residency room with natural light and plants over the desk

Supporting students with campus residency options blending residential and academic experiences


Indigenous language revitalization
Logo of the Faculty of Education with UVic's martlet

Working to ensure a generation of language experts with the skills to lead successful language revitalization efforts in Indigenous communities

Landscapes of Injustice
Logo of the project "Landscapes of Injustice" depicting a sketch of a city inside a maple leaf

Addressing the mass displacement and dispossession of Japanese Canadians

HIV research and art
Profile photo of Dr. Nathan Lachowsky

Capturing the stories of people left out of mainstream historical narrative: HIV survivors and caregivers

Trans formative filmmaking
Logo of the Faculty of Humanities with UVic's martlet

Challenging assumptions about historical or archival truth while examining the pressures put on trans people

Community & campus operations

First Peoples House
Photo of the entrance of the First Peoples House at UVic, featuring the two poles carved by Tsawout artist Doug LaFortune

A home-away-from-home for Indigenous students providing a safe space for learning, sharing and community building

UVic Libraries for all
Victoria-born internationally best-selling author David Day holds his new community card and smiles to the camera

Providing free access to Library resources to members of the community and visitors

Legacy Art Galleries
Photo of the exterior façade of UVic's Legacy Galleries at downtown Victoria

Reaching across disciplines to engage and promote learning and dialogue about issues that matter

Finnerty Gardens
Photo of groundcover and groups of low growing native and ornamental plantings at UVic's Finnerty Gardens

A public and natural space for the community to reflect and be inspired year round

Policy & policy making

Remote working policy
Image of a large sign on a campus entry way with the text and logo: "University of Victoria"

Providing employees the opportunity to work remotely on a regular basis for a fixed duration of time

Sustainable transportation
Photo of two female students chatting on a sunny day on UVic campus, one of them on a bicycle

Supporting low-carbon and zero-emission transportation options that benefit individual health and our planet

Library loan policy
Photo of the exterior at dawn of UVic's McPherson Library with the interior lights on and some people walking by

Providing accessible and available library resources to all members of the university community and the general public

Sustainable buildings
Aerial photo of the David Turpin Building's green roof at UVic

Demonstrating our commitment to sustainability though the design and construction of certified sustainable buildings