In addition to the innovative climate-focused research and student initiatives happening at UVic, the institution itself is also recognized as a leader in sustainability.
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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System is a transparent, self-reporting framework to allow high education institutions gauge their relative progress towards sustainability. UVic received a STARS gold ranking in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index.
Campus Planning and Sustainability
The Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability acts as a coordinator and resource for students, staff, faculty and administration working towards shared goals of environmental sustainability at the University of Victoria. Their website includes resources about campus sustainability commitments, current campaigns, engagement opportunities, and a Campus Sustainability Fund.
Climate Solutions Navigator
A university-wide climate solutions initiative. The working group facilitates the development of climate solutions, mitigation and adaptation through: 1. Increased awareness of strengths, capacity and gaps for climate solutions research activity 2. New research partnerships across the university and with industry, public and civil society 3. Enhanced opportunities for both research and solutions implementation at UVic.