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Clean energy future

October 28, 2022 - knowlEDGE

Rural and Indigenous communities are poised to play a central role in Canada’s low-carbon energy future, according to one of Canada’s top energy transition researchers. UVic geographer and civil engineer Christina Hoicka explains that as the impacts of climate change grow, a massive upscaling of renewable energies will be required.

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Artificial reefs: junk or habitat?

December 28, 2018 - knowlEDGE

Over the last 27 years, eight ships and one airplane have been intentionally sunk off the BC coast for the enjoyment of recreational divers—and to enhance habitat for local marine life. Yet artificial reefs remain controversial. Desiree Bulger, a master’s student in UVic's School of Environmental Studies, set out to find some answers.

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Sacred places

January 1, 2018 - knowlEDGE

UVic anthropologist Brian Thom has long worked with Coast Salish First Nations and Parks Canada on cooperative management in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Recently, Thom saw an opportunity to more fully integrate Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices into co-management efforts.

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Mapping with the Stó:lō

October 31, 2016 - The Ring

Sabina Trimble—who graduates this month with an MA in history—will don a mortarboard on Nov. 9, but her fondest memory as a student was being blanketed and given a hand-woven cedar hat, in a traditional Coast Salish honouring at her defence in August 2016.

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