Fairtrade and UVic

muggo and student on campus fairtrade designation day
Campus Planning and Sustainability mascot, Muggo, and UVic student celebrate Fair Trade Campus Designation

UVic is an official Fair Trade Campus! The Fair Trade Campus certification demonstrates UVic’s support for Fairtrade purchasing, education and awareness.

Below are more examples of how UVic fosters community involvement and learning about sustainable food systems.

Fairtrade products on campus

UVic offers a wide variety of coffee, tea, chocolate and other goodies sourced from multiple companies that supply Fairtrade certified products. Check out the lists below to see what your favourite outlets are offering through UVic Food Services, the SUB and Grad House Restaurant:



  • Numi Tea - General Store, Boardwalk Cafe, Biblio Cafe, Mac's, Half Time, SciCafe, Nibbles & Bytes, Court Cafe, Arts Place, Villiage Market, Village Greens, Cap's Bistro, Cadboro Commons upper servery, Bean There, Munchie Bar, Felicita's


  • Camino - Pharmacy (in SUB), SubText
  • Endangered Species - SubText
  • Alter Eco - SubText, Munchie Bar
  • Theo - SubText
  • Denman Island - Pharmacy (in SUB) - made with Fair Trade chocolate ingredients
  • Cadbury Dairymilk - General Store, Biblio Cafe, Mac's, Half Time, SciCafe, Nibbles & Bytes, Court Cafe, Arts Place, Village Market, Munchie Bar
    Cadbury is now fair trade designated under the Cocoa Life Program (a partnership between Mondelez and Fairtrade International)

Other delightful goodies

Get involved!

If you want to get more involved in the Fairtrade movement, let UVic show you how! There are many club and courses on campus that have a central theme of sustainability and food ethics. Beyond UVic, volunteering at local organizations in the community is one of the most enriching ways to learn.

Upcoming Events

See our Campaigns page or our Events calendar for the full list of events.

  • Love-a-Mug Week - October 14 - 18, 2019
  • Fairtrade Campus Week October 28 - November 1, 2019

Clubs at UVic

More Sustainability Clubs and Courses

Know any other sustainability clubs that are not listed on our website? Let us know at action@uvic.ca

Beyond UVic

Many Uvic students wish to get involved in local organizations that support Fairtrade, local purchasing of food and other goods, and the social justice movement. Here's a few susggestions:


Incorporate Fairtrade values into your degree. UVic offers many courses that focus on or are related to sustainability. Find out more in sustainability academics and research, including a complete course list. Here's a few suggestions:


  • ANTH 302 Globalization, Health and the Environment
  • ANTH 401 Environmental Anthropology

Environmental Studies

  • ES 200 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 402 Global Issues in Sustainability

Gender Studies

  • GNDR 201 Gender, Food and Power


  • HSTR 484 History of Food

Interdisciplinary Program

  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC) courses


  • SOCI 388 Society and Food
  • SOCI 419 Globalization and Sustainability

Fair trade steering committee

UVic has a Fair Trade Steering Committee that focuses on increasing the availability and number of Fairtrade products on campus, and creating awareness and education opportunities regarding Fairtrade.

The committee comprises of representatives from Campus Planning and Sustainability, UVic Food Services, UVSS, GSS, Campus Services, and faculty. Of the membership, there is representation from the undergraduate and graduate student body.


For more information on "what is Fairtrade" and "how it works", see Fairtrade and You