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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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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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