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STUDENT GROUPS

Clubs and affiliated groups supported by the University of Victoria Students' Society offer opportunities to get involved in your campus community, meet new people, and work together to make a difference. 

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Community Cabbage volunteers serve a free weekly vegetarian meal to the campus community using 'reclaimed food' - edible but unsellable food donated by grocery stores. Their mandate is to increase access to healthy food, build cooking skills, decrease food waste, and provide a safe, community-oriented space to engage with food at UVic.

Find out more here.

Forest

ANCIENT FOREST COMMITTEE

The Ancient Forest Committee is focused on protecting Vancouver Island's ancient rainforests and educating students about them. They host a variety of events on and off campus, including rallies, movie screenings, letter writing campaigns, and hiking and camping trips to ancient forests.

Find out more here.

Gardening

CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN

The Campus Community Garden is an affiliate group of the UVSS that manages an urban agriculture space off of McKenzie Avenue across from the athletic fields. Students can apply for their own garden plot, or attend free 'work parties' and workshop​s to build gardening skills.

Find out more here.

Food Photography

THE COMMUNITY CABBAGE

Community Cabbage volunteers serve a free weekly vegetarian meal to the campus community using 'reclaimed food' - edible but unsellable food donated by grocery stores. Their mandate is to increase access to healthy food, build cooking skills, decrease food waste, and provide a safe, community-oriented space to engage with food at UVic.

Find out more here.

Smoke

DIVEST UVIC

Divest UVic is a coalition of students, faculty, staff and alumni seeking divestment of UVic’s Endowment funds from Fossil Fuel extraction, transportation, and refinement companies.

 

Find out more here.

Oil Covered Rubber Gloves

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION CLUB

The Ecological Restoration Club is a student group that works to remove invasive plant species, and restore native species on the UVic campus, and in other aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Their aim is to build student capacity to restore ecosystems through workshops, training sessions, field trips, and restoration events on campus and in their native plant garden and nursery.

Find out more here.

Justice Scale

THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLUB (ELC)

The ELC is open to law students from all years of study, and aims to promote awareness of environmental sustainability and conservation issues. They host guest lectures, film screenings, and other events, and sponsor student attending the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.

Find out more here.

Girl Hiking in Mountains

GIRLS OFF THE GRID

This club's goal is to create a beginner friendly, inclusive outdoor network for girls and non-binary folks looking to start getting outside, or make more likeminded friends to adventure with. These activities include but are not limited to: hiking, paddling, sunrise yoga, surfing, camping, and rock climbing, as well as socially conscious initiatives, like beach cleanups.

Find out more here.

Dark Ocean

OCEAN STUDENTS' SOCIETY

The Ocean Students' Society is an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students who share a common interest in the world's oceans. They share relevant job postings, events, and information in an online forum.

Find out more here.

Sustainable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY CLUB

The UVic Renewable Energy Club is an engineering and design-focused club working to improve the field of Renewable Energy. At its core, UREC is a club to learn and develop key skills and knowledge related to the ever-important field of sustainable energy production. By practicing these skills, students can improve their engineering skill-set and prepare for a career in the field of sustainable energy production.

Find out more here.

Zen Stones

SACRED ECOLOGY

Sacred Ecology bases its practice on the work of the environmental activist and scholar Joanna Macy. They offer weekly meetups in the UVic Interfaith Chapel.

 

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Students in a Science Class

SCIENCE IN SOCIETY CLUB

Science in Society hopes to promote and improve science communication skills amongst student in STEM. They facilitate group discussions, guest lectures, create YouTube tutorials to teach effective communication between academics and a the general public. It is a great place to make connections with students in other science and social science disciplines, learn skills, and make connections.

Find out more here.

Two Man Bicycle Store

SPOKES

SPOKES has been combining recycling with cycling at the University of Victoria for more than a decade. SPOKES volunteers fixes up donated bikes and lends them out to students, faculty and staff at UVic to create safe, green and affordable transportation options.

Find out more here.

Underwater Creatures

STUDENTS FOR THE SALISH SEA

The UVic chapter of Students for the Salish Sea is part of a four univerisity and college network across BC and Washington dedicated to protecting and restoring the health of the Salish Sea and surrounding watershed. They host events such as  documentary screenings and beach cleanups, and hold weekly meetings. 

Find out more here.

Surf Point

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

UVIC CHAPTER

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, beaches and waves for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. The UVic chapter aims to get students involved in environmental stewardship through community events such as beach cleanups, documentary screenings, social meetups, and other sustainability-themed events.

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Paper Straws

The UVSP strives to re-conceptualize sustainability by promoting environmentally friendly practices and formulating and implementing sustainable systems on campus. They provide grants for sustainable start-up projects, run campaigns such as the "Love My Mug" program which aims to eliminate paper cups on campus, and hold events.

 

Find out more here.

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT (UVSP)

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THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY UVIC

The UVic chapter of international non-profit The Wildlife Society aims to build an accessible community through science and education for students who are interested in wildlife stewardship. They hold social events and workshops, and provide information about relevant job and volunteer opportunities.

Find out more here.