Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Heather Seymour
Manager of Food Production and Purchasing
University Food Services
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
20

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:
Yes

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

UVic offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan meal options for students at all our dining outlets on campus including Village Greens, a vegetarian and vegan dining outlet close to our student residences.
Last year UVic was awarded the second most vegan-friendly university ranking in Canada by PETA.


A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

UVic does not purchase any farmed fish and only purchases cage-free eggs.


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
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Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
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Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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UVic offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan meal options for students at all our dining outlets on campus including Village Greens, a vegetarian and vegan dining outlet close to our student residences.
Last year UVic was awarded the second most vegan-friendly university in Canada by PETA.

UVic purchases only Vancouver Island raised cage-free eggs and locally raised chicken and beef. Food Services staff have an ongoing relationship with the local SPCA and local farmers regarding purchasing SPCA-certified poultry and beef at some point in the future. No farmed fish is purchased.

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