In renewal

As we approach our 15th anniversary in April 2023, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions has entered an exciting period of renewal under the leadership of its new executive director, Dr. Ian Mauro.

This refocusing seeks to better align climate research — across our academic network that includes UVic, UBC, SFU and UNBC — with the priorities of decision-makers and communities throughout British Columbia and Canada.

“We at PICS are committed to the power of partnerships and holding space to contemplate and address both the enormous challenges and opportunities ahead,” says Mauro. “By working together, we can develop and coordinate more effective and durable climate solutions, which link cutting edge academic scholarship and technology development with plans, policies, and projects across BC.”

Mauro stresses this collaboration is essential to meet the ambitious climate goals in BC, Canada, and across the planet.

“We can’t make the impact we absolutely must unless we all pull together,” he says. “PICS is determined to convene that collective effort here in BC.”

The institute will be hosting engagement and collaboration events throughout the year, online and in person.