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Sustainable Development Goal 16

Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 16 during 2022:



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Education & student experience

SDG 16 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 16

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

First custom MBA in Advancing Reconciliation

First graduates in Indigenous Law
Photo of Cowichan Tribes Research Director Dianne Hinkley on the beach at Tl’ulpalus in Cowichan Bay sharing with students stories of the clash between colonial land law and Indigenous land rights

Students graduated from the first class of the joint program in Canadian common law and Indigenous legal orders

Student clubs and unions
Logo of the University of Victoria Students' Society

Over 150 clubs on campus dedicated to environmental, cultural, political, religious and recreational causes


Discrimination in Canada
Photo of Dr. Nigel Mantou Lou holding a cardboard sign with the text: "# STOP ASIAN HATE"

Analysing the increase in hate crimes against Asian Canadians during the pandemic

Chairs in public policy and governance
Logo of the School of Public Administration with the UVic martlet

Expertise in public policy and governace at the School of Public Administration

Truth and Reconciliation
Photo by night of Carey Newman’s Witness Blanket projected onto a building façade in Frankfurt’s Romberg Plaza in October 2021

Bringing the message of truth and reconciliation to international audiences

Post-truth politics
Call for Proposals poster of the Jean Monnet Network International Conference 2022: "Fake news, Disinformation, and Post-Truth Politics: Comparing the EU and other Western Democracies. University of Victoria, Aug 31 - Sept 2 2022. Submission deadline extended to May 16 2022. Funding available for select proposals. Hybrid participation options"

Addressing the impacts impacts of ‘fake news’, disinformation and ‘post-truth politics’

Community & campus operations

Elders' Voices
Front page of the 2022 booklet: səlxʷéyn sqʷél SELWÁN SḰÁL Elders Voices

Meaningful engagment between Elders, communities, students, executives and staff from the university

Community Liaisons
Mosaic with multiple photos of activities related to UVic staff, faculty and students engaging with members of the communities locally and globally

Engaging in dialogue and partnerships with local community associations, municipalities and stakeholders

Victoria Forum
Logo of the Victoria Forum: Ideas for a better world/Forum de Victoria: Idees pour un monde meilleur"

Tackling difficult issues and discussing solutions for bridging economic, social and environmental divides

Podcast for Reconciliation
Photo of Ry Moran reflectively looking at the horizon in his home studio filled with computers, microphones, keyboards and recording devices

Exploring the power of truth-telling in advancing human rights 

Policy & policy making

UVic policies
Image of a large sign on a campus entry way with the text and logo: "University of Victoria"

A central location for policies and procedures currently in effect that have been approved by the university

UVic governance
Aerial view of the University of Victoria Campus

Governance structure for management, administration and academic matters of the university

Peace through sports
Photo of seven representatives of different indigenous nations from the Commonwealth holding their Lacrosse sticks towards the centre, as  part of an exhibition lacrosse game.

Harnessing the power of sport to address historical and current issues impacting Indigenous Peoples

BC Anti-racism plan
Photo of the British Columbia's Parliament Buildings taken from the Victoria harbour

Addressing and informing the provincial government about racism in the education system