The stories of 2019

- Tara Sharpe

Pictured: A farmer at Hleketani Community Garden, South Africa, saving seeds for pumpkin leaves (a favourite local vegetable) — the garden is part of the new food sovereignty project. Credit: E. Vibert.

This year, we’ve shared news on the university’s international activities, people, research and achievements—on campus, in the wider community and well beyond our borders.

From a humanities project exploring community responses to food crises in four countries, to a business grad’s import business that’s supplying 10 per cent of all avocados consumed in one city; from the biggest visit to UVic of its kind by 51 dignitaries from 47 countries, to an alumnus carving a life's career on water with his love of surfing and his alma mater; and research about the future of cocoa beans amidst the pressures of climate change.

Here are just a few of the many stories in 2019 about internationalization at UVic:

Every land has its own seed.

—Jordanian activist Fatima Obeidat, founder of Kananah Organization, who joined participants from Colombia, Jordan, South Africa and T’Sou-ke First Nation to launch the four-year, SSHRC-funded “Four Stories About Food Sovereignty” project

Read the update this past summer on the progress of UVic’s International Plan: Making a World of Difference 2017-2022.

Find out more

UVic international stories

UVic’s International Plan (PDF)

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