Photos from the CELebration & Showcase
Students, community partners, instructors and staff all came together to learn about the sustainability and climate change initiative projects.
31 undergraduate & graduate students were engaged in the Climate & Sustainability Initiative Program.
90.3% undergraduate students (28 total); the remaining students were in graduate studies.
These students were involved in:
community-based courses, self-directed studies, and honours projects
related to the field of climate and sustainability.
Student Projects Focused on a Variety of
Different Aspects of Climate Change & Sustainability
Students by sector:
- Sustainable Transportation: 6 students
- Indigenous Nations: 6 students
- Environmental: 6 students
- Sustainable Energy & Resources: 10 students
- Social Justice: 1 student
- International: 1 student
- Government: 6 students
- Education: 10 students
Note: some student projects have multiple community partners, so some students have been counted more than once.
- Sustainability education for children with Indigenous Knowledge
Working with Elders from Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, to preserve Indigenous knowledge from the Woodland Cree Nation and share sustainability knowledge with young children, as part of ES 480: Indigenous Political Ecologies of the Shore.
- Old Growth mapping & modelling in the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory
Using private data to train an open-source model to predict old growth canopy height over the economic exclusive zone of the territory. -providing a “state-of-union” analysis to describe the state of old growth forests in the territory using a number of forest inventory metrics.
- Bioplastics and compostable plastic research with Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island
Investigating the potential for BC end-of-life recycling to accommodate bioplastic materials and compostable plastics in order to assist Surfrider with advocacy to the City of Victoria to end single-use plastics.
Learn More about the Sustainability & Climate Change Student Projects
- Andrea Janse van Rensburg with individuals of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority
- Anna Gorbounova with the Community Energy Association
- Bachan Ghimire with the WSÁNEĆ Leadership Council
- Benjamin O’Flynn with Victoria High School
- Caroline Benner with Capital Bike
- Charlotte Biagini with NetZero Victoria and CityGreen Solutions
- Danae Zachari with the Zongo Chiefs and local school board, and Helping Hands
- Emily Hedges with Lac La Ronge
- Emily Lowan with MP Laurel Collins Office
- Evan Stadt with Capital Bike
- Grayson Howard with HeroWork Foundation
- Isabella Hargrave with Netzero Victoria
- Jack Britton with NatuR&D
- Jennifer Rodriguez with the Society for Ecological Restoration International (UVic Student Chapter)
- Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery with NatuR&D
- Lauren Guest with the Society of Geography Students and local high school students
- Leah Berscheid with Surfrider Vancouver Island
- Madeline Hall with NatuR&D
- Mary Nightingale with Capital Bike
- Molly Taylor with Victoria International Development Education Association
- Olivia Delisle with HeroWork Foundation
- Olivia Stephenson with Capital Bike
- Prakriti Raizada with the Capital Regional District
- Quinn Franks with Lac La Ronge
- Rachel Litton with Netzero Victoria and CityGreen Solutions
- Riley Sondergaard with the Society of Geography Students and local high school students
- Sean Bennett with NatuR&D
- Steve Martin with Capital Bike
- Taya Lee with HeroWork Foundation
- Zachary Lavigne with Capital Bike and the Heiltsuk Nation (2 different projects)