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In the fall of 2019, PICS and the UVic Sustainability Project (UVSP) asked students: 

“What should student-focused programs and events about climate solutions (and sustainability) look like at UVic?

Through a campus-wide survey, we heard from students in every faculty, with more than 400 students providing their feedback.

Undergraduate and graduate students gave their feedback on existing engagement opportunities related to climate (and sustainability) on campus, and offered suggestions for future events and programming. Students identified challenges and barriers that hinder their involvement with existing programming, and identified exciting opportunities to foster student engagement around climate.

PICS has compiled the results in this University of Victoria Student Survey report. We invite you to dig in and see what students are saying about the future of climate-focused engagement initiatives at UVic.

What's Next?

Despite significant interest, most UVic students reported that they are not currently involved in climate-related activities on campus. Many students are unsure what initiatives and events exist, or how to find out about them. We view this as an opportunity, not a challenge. Our current priority is to create resources that make getting involved with climate solutions more accessible to students.

We are building a ‘climate solutions toolkit’ that pulls together research, learning and engagement opportunities for UVic students in one easy to navigate resource. From an events calendar to a list of climate-focused research groups, the toolkit will provide students with a centralized resource that has something for everybody. 

Watch the PICS website for updates, or signup here to get directly informed!