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The University of Victoria is an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, tackling essential issues that matter to our world and our communities, improving lives and making a vital impact across the globe. Located on the rugged west coast of Canada, UVic emphasizes human connection on a global scale, with teaching and research intertwined in their extraordinary academic environment. The University of Victoria is committed to global leadership in environmental, social and institutional sustainability.

The University hosts several climate research institutes, including the Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, Ocean Networks Canada, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, the Institute for Integrated Energy Solutions, the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis.

UVic has recently expanded their breadth of expertise by actively recruiting new research chairs in the impact area of climate, environmental change and sustainability. This cluster hiring of Canada Research Chairs, UVic President’s Chairs and Impact Chairs reflects UVic’s steady commitment to tackling the climate crisis through interdisciplinary initiatives such as the Climate Sustainability and Action Plan and UVic in the Anthropocene.

The research chairs contribute to implementing Aspiration 2030, UVic’s research and creative work strategy.

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