UVic in the Anthropocene Working Group

Published: September 2013

Keywords: Anthropocene


A growing number of earth scientists suggested that we are entering a new geological epoch –the Anthropocene. The impact of humanity on the Earth has grown so large that our footprint will be evident in the geologic record far into the future.

This has implications for the wellbeing of humans and other species, for communities and societies, and indeed for our entire modern civilization. So the Anthropocene is a challenge for us all, spanning every field of study at UVic, and every endeavour in our communities. This forum provided an overview of these issues and looked to participants to explore the Uvic community should play as part of a global community.

Disciplines: Environment, Governance, Sustainability

Publication: Anthropocene April 6 Briefing.pdf