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Environmental scientist and filmmaker Ian Mauro to head PICS

September 29, 2022 - Media release

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the University of Victoria welcome Dr. Ian Mauro to his new role as executive director of PICS and professor of environmental studies at UVic , effective Nov. 1, 2022. Mauro, an acclaimed environmental scientist, filmmaker and multimedia producer who has worked with local communities and Indigenous Nations and Peoples across Canada, brings his passion for storytelling and collaboration to the role.

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Resetting climate narratives

September 29, 2022 -

Meet Ian Mauro, the new executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, a four-university partnership hosted and led by UVic. Mauro believes in storytelling, in partnership, and in a solutions-oriented focus to climate change. Read more about his approach and why he rejects dire narratives about our ability to take impactful climate action.

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Urban green thumb

July 19, 2022 - Business Class

Chris Hildreth's dream was to create the highest-quality sustainable food system without chemicals, single-use plastics or, most notably, any agricultural land. And so, with Hildreth sweating in the afternoon heat, TOPSOIL was born—and the rooftop venture eventually evolved into 3,000-plus geotextile dirt-filled containers on 20,000 square feet of vacant land at Dockside Green.

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