Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Justine Bochenek
Sustainability Intern
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Masters of Art or Science and PhD in Environmental Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The School of Environmental Studies has three interdisciplinary focus areas in ecological restoration, ethnoecology, and political ecology. Students have a full range of learning opportunities spanning natural and social sciences, humanities and traditional ecological knowledge. Programs are research based and therefore all students are supervised by a faculty member along with an advisory committee. Admission is tied directly to a faculty member who agrees to work with the student and act as the major adviser.

Environmental Studies graduate students have access to a wide variety of research facilities across campus. In addition to the institution's modern Ethnoecology, Restoration and Conservation Ecology, and Visualization labs, UVic’s location on southern Vancouver Island provides easy access to marine and alpine ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes and the temperate rainforest. There is also opportunity for collaboration with many First Nations, government agencies, environmental and other non-governmental organizations and corporations.


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Masters of Art or Science and PhD in Geography

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The Geography graduate degree program emphasizes the integrated nature of geography and allows students to pursue Master's (MA and MSc), and PhD degrees that are highly tailored to their research interests.

At UVic, the diverse research opportunities provide great connections with local and international research partners. The Geography department has research strengths in coastal systems, human geography, physical geography, resource management and geographic information sciences.

UVic's location on southern Vancouver Island provides easy access to marine and alpine ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes and the temperate rainforest. Many of our graduate students are also involved in international projects with research opportunities around the world. There is also opportunity for collaboration with many First Nations, government agencies, environmental and other non-governmental organizations and corporations.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The graduate certificate in Indigenous Nationhood brings together UVic faculty from Indigenous Governance, Political Science, and Law for the following reasons:
1.All three units focus on Indigenous based community-centered work.
2.Each unit examines questions of Indigenous self-determination and resurgence in distinct but complementary ways, which can lead to important emerging areas of inquiry.
3.There is a long history of previous and ongoing successful collaboration between the faculty members of these three units.
Each program also brings its own strengths to this collaboration.


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