Find your edge in UVic's School of Environmental Studies.

Why environmental studies at UVic?

The School of Environmental Studies inspires action through hands-on learning. You'll take part in co-op, on-campus projects, and in local or international field schools. We emphasize the collective work that supports effective environmental action.

Living and working in one of the world's most ecologically rich regions inspires us to learn from its stories and safeguard its integrity.

Areas of focus

Our faculty are international leaders in the School's three areas of research:

  • ethnoecology
  • ecological restoration
  • political ecology

Join our program to learn about your environment and how you can make a positive impact.

Environmental studies at UVic offers an integrated, experiential and impassioned course-load. The school really balances the despair you get from learning about the state of our global environment and social health with the tools and passion to get out in the world and do something about it.
—Kathryn Juricic, alumna