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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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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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UVic adds billions to provincial economy, benefits extend throughout society

June 20, 2022 - Media release

The University of Victoria’s activities, students and alumni help generate $3.3 billion to BC’s economy and overall prosperity, an independent study and analysis has determined. The independent report by Emsi Burning Glass, released today, indicates that UVic’s total impact in BC supported 40,595 jobs. The economic impact for Greater Victoria is $1.8 billion, or one of out of every nine jobs.

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Space to Grow

June 9, 2022 - The Torch

Astrophysicist and UVic alum Julie Claveau has taken a fascinating career trajectory to her current work on the James Webb Telescope, which will reveal new secrets of the universe.

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Bridging knowledges for land and water stewardship

April 27, 2022 - The Ring

What happens when Indigenous People lead resource decision-making on their own terms, across their own traditional territories? Communities in Tanzania and Canada are documenting and sharing their experiences, supported by a University of Victoria Department of Geography project that illustrates how partnerships can advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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