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Sustainable Development Goal 2

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 2 during 2022:


Number of people benefited by the UVSS Food Bank



Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22

Education & student experience

SDG 2 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 2

Student Society food bank
Logo of the Students Society's Food Bank, being circle representing a plate of food on top of a dining carpet with the legend: "Food bank and free store"

The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store offers free access to food essentials

Community Cabbage
Photo of a six wooden crates filled with fresh produce (carrots, beetroots, radish, etcetera) with the legend: "Community Cabbage"

Serving free weekly hot meals to the campus community

Community Food Market
Photo of a  woman carrying a baby looking at the camera with the tongue out while eating a watermelon. A festive decorated tent can be seen in the background with a person picking up food

Free food available for students and their families living on campus


Farming and health
Photo of a smiling female researcher at UVic wearing a cap on a agricultural field. Next to the photo lies the logo of the Ecogastronomy group: a circular symbol of a green leave, a fork and a glass of wine.

Researching the relationships between soil quality and farmers’ health

Sandown agricultural centre
Logo representing a vortex with multiple triangles being dragged outside its central circle, with a legend next to it: "Sandown Centre for regenerative agriculture

Applied research in a regenerative agriculture community centre

Ecogastronomy research
Logo of UVic's Ecogastronomy group, with a circular symbol of a green leave, a fork and a glass of wine

Unraveling the relationship between agriculture, the environment and society

Hunger and housing crisis
UVic's Martlet avatar with the legend: Department of Geography

Nexus between housing affordability and food insecurity in Canada

Community & campus operations

UVic campus community Garden
Illustration of a set of vegetables framing the legend: "UVic campus Community garden"

Agricultural space on campus for growing food and building community

Sustainable campus dining
Photo of a UVic dining outlet serving food to smiling students. The young female student receiving a plate from the server wears a University of Victoria sweatshirt

Providing sustainable and exceptional food for the community

Policy & policy making

Default-vegetarian food project
Photo of two handcrafted bowls on top of a wooden board filled with of tasty vegetarian food (green beans, olives, red pepper, figs, bread, etcetera), with the legend: "Greener by default"

Making plant-based food the default across campus

Sustainable food policies
Poster of UVic Food Services with a pizza and some vegetables in the background and the legend: "We are proud partners with feed BC. Bringing B.C. food to public institutions"

Serving high quality food with sustainable standards