Making our waste visible and knowledge mobilization


Community Based Research Lab participatory workshops and exhibition

While waste is part of our everyday life experience, we distance ourselves from whatever happens to waste after discard, and we believe that the waste management system takes care of it. Engaging with the issue of our waste allows us to draw connections to key societal issues ranging from environmental degradation, poverty and justice, community development, climate change, policies and regulation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Workshops (March 1, 2024)

  • Community Mapping: How various materials at UVic become waste (9:30 - 11 a.m.)
  • Create Infographics: Effective visuals from academic research on waste (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • Creative Arts: Create multimedia art pieces from waste (2:30 - 4 p.m.)

To sign up for a workshop, click here. Open to all.


Exhibition (March 21-28, 2024)

Visit the main floor of the Mearns - McPherson Library between March 21-28, 2024 to see some of the creations made at the workshops.

Powered by: UVic Libraries, UVic Department of Geology, and Community Based Research Lab.


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