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Expert Q&A about waste pickers hit hard by pandemic

April 22, 2020 - Expert advisory

UVic geographer Jutta Gutberlet, who works with waste-pickers—or binners, as they’re often called— in Victoria and Brazil says the COVID-19 pandemic has hit this population hard. On Earth Day, Gutberlet talks about her efforts to share health information to help keep these workers, who play an important role in diverting waste from landfill, safe.

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UVic ranked as a global leader in climate action

April 22, 2020 - Ring

A global impact ranking released today by Times Higher Education (THE) evaluating universities’ global contributions towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) puts UVic among the world’s top tier of leaders in climate action, and among the world’s top 100 institutions overall in contributing to a sustainable future for the planet. THE ranked UVic fourth among the world’s universities for climate action—meaning research and action taken to understand and respond to the global challenge of climate change.

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Business reboot

December 18, 2019 - News

When Saeed Rahman set out to understand how businesses can advance sustainability efforts through better integration of ecological knowledge, he turned first to farmers. What he found was that most agricultural organizations were using a different sustainability lexicon than businesses in other industries.

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