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Community Engagement in the Transition to Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Universities are increasingly interested in transitioning towards carbon neutrality. Through our discussions with peer AASHE members, a significant challenge is meaningfully engaging students, staff, and faculty in the process. During ...

  • Posted April 30, 2020
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Going Carbon Neutral - Giving Everyone a Voice, With Students Leading the Charge

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Dr. Simon Pek and Dr. Rick Cotton will take you on Gustavson School of Business' journey to carbon neutrality. In sharing the story of this success their aim is to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
  • Conference Presentations
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Campus Sustainability Fund

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Building on the success of the Revolving Sustainability Loan Fund (RSLF) the Campus Sustainability Fund empowers members of the university community to create stakeholder-driven projects that further the Sustainability Action ...


Revolving Sustainability Fund

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The Revolving Sustainability Loan Fund (RSLF) provides $250,000 to fund conservation projects on campus that provide a return on investment. The loans are paid back with the savings from ...


Environmental Studies (Bachelor)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Interdisciplinary programs examine environmental issues and explore solutions that cut across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
  • Academic Programs
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Environmental Studies (MA/MS)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

At the UVic School of Environmental Studies research-inspired teaching and dynamic experiential learning opportunities are inextricably linked to our extraordinary location on the edge of the Pacific Rim. Students turn ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies (PhD)

  • University of Victoria (BC)

At the UVic School of Environmental Studies research-inspired teaching and dynamic experiential learning opportunities are inextricably linked to our extraordinary location on the edge of the Pacific Rim. Students turn ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Minor & Certificate

  • University of Victoria (BC)

We focus on climate change from the perspectives of all the major disciplines that emphasize the human elements of climate change. This includes psychology, economics, geography, anthropology, law, philosophy, political ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Assessing sustainability in higher education curricula: A critical reflection on validity issues

  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • KU Leuven
  • Open University of the Netherlands

While curricular assessments can give insight as to the extent sustainability is integrated into higher education study programs, issues remain regarding how assessments are conducted. Previous research has identified and ...


UVic's Green Lab

  • University of Victoria (BC)

UVic Administrative Services Building LEED Gold

  • University of Victoria (BC)

University of Victoria's Administrative Services Building LEED Gold

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Permaculture in higher education: Opportunities and challenges

  • University of Victoria (BC)

There is growing agreement that integrative “whole person” approaches promoting transformative learning are important aspects of sustainability education. Increasingly, universities are using permaculture in teaching sustainability. Permaculture is an ecological ...


Linking classroom learning and research to advance ideas about social-ecological resilience

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Stockholm University

There is an increasing demand in higher education institutions for training in complex environmental problems. Such training requires a careful mix of conventional methods and innovative solutions, a task not ...


Teaching Sustainability as a Contested Concept: Reflections from the Cascadia Sustainability Field School

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Skepticism with respect to the self-evidence of truth claims in the ever-present context of power relations is central to critical scholarship. Concepts can and are used not as innocent representations ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Law Centre

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The ELC works for community groups, conservation organizations and Indigenous communities across British Columbia building legal capacity to tackle today’s complex environmental challenges. The Centre's work has three ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is a centre for transdisciplinary research that investigates and promotes sustainability. POLIS was established in 2000 by the Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Professional Specialization Certificate in Ecological Restoration

  • University of Victoria (BC)

This non-credit certificate has been designed for professionals working in the field of landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, ecological restoration and environmental practice. The new certificate ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Restoration of Natural Systems Certificate

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The School of Environmental Studies offers a number of programs on Ecological Restoration. The undergraduate BA and BSc degree programs have a stream dedicated to Ecological Restoration. The school also ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Restoration of Natural Systems Specialization

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The School of Environmental Studies offers a number of programs on Ecological Restoration. The undergraduate BA and BSc degree programs have a stream dedicated to Ecological Restoration. The school also ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Planet U places the university at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Questioning the university’s ability to equip society to deal with today’s serious challenges such as economic ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Universal Transit Passes in Canada

  • Saint Mary's University (NS)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Western University (ON)

At a time of increasing financial pressures and heightened competition among institutions, many Canadian universities and colleges are also tackling a new and difficult question: How to make campuses, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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