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Fair Trade Campus Week 2020

Fair Trade Campus Week is Oct. 26 - 30! Participate in UVic activities and Canada-wide virtual events to celebrate the importance of Fair Trade in sustainable development. 

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Campus Sustainability Fund Application Deadline

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) application deadline is October 15, 2020. The CSF provides UVic staff, faculty and students financial assistance to carry out sustainability initiatives on campus.

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Go By Bike Week 2020

UVic is once again participating in the 26th annual Go By Bike Week (previously called Bike to Work Week). GBBW will be taking place from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4! Join in on some of the fun events happening and win cool cycling prizes!

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New Sustainability Video

Sustainability is part of the everyday operations at UVic. We are always looking for new and creative solutions. Watch our new video to see some of our accomplishments so far!

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UVic Achieves STARS Gold Rating in Sustainability!

We are proud to announce that UVic has achieved a Gold rating in sustainability for the third time using the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System reporting tool! This is our highest score to date, and reflects UVic's commitment to being a leader in institutional sustainability. 

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One of Canada's Greenest Employers

UVic has been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers in 2020! This award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness and action.

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Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2021

Check out UVic's new Sustainability Action Plan for 2020-2021!

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Community Mural Art Project

A brand new mural, designed by UVic Visual Arts student, Meaghan Crow, has been painted on the east wall of the Campus Bike Centre!

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COVID-19 office operations

Since March 18, 2020 the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability has been working remotely. We can be reached by  email or phone Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 (excluding holidays).

We are beginning a gradual return to the office on September 8 with COVID-19 safety measures in place. We will not be allowing any walk-in visits during this time, but will gladly respond to phone calls and emails. If you require a meeting, please  contact us in advance so we can arrange a safe setting. 

Sustainability in Action

At the University of Victoria, we strive to model sustainability - applying ingenuity to find new and creative solutions and practices that can serve as examples for others.