Submitted by Grant Hughes, Director of Community Relations at the University of Victoria

The University of Victoria invites you to contribute your thoughts and suggestions to the review and renewal of the UVic Strategic Plan. There is an online progress report on the implementation of the current plan and opportunities to provide input on our future direction. See http://web.uvic.ca/strategicreview/discussion.php.

Grant Hughes – email gwhughes@uvic.ca or phone (250) 472-5047.

Updates

What’s in Your Backyard? Urban Sustainability and
Wildlife. Public Issues Community Forum. Thursday,
March 31st 7:30 PM. Reserve your free seat by clicking here or by calling (250) 472-4747.

Feral Rabbit Management Plan update- there are now fewer than 20 rabbits living on the UVic campus and all will be captured and taken to sanctuaries before the end of February.

UVic held the second community open house meeting on the Queenswood rezoning proposal on February 8th. A third meeting is being planned. See http://www.uvic.ca/resources/queenswood.php.

A new agreement between UVic and the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation provides $2.75 million to UVic Law to support teaching and research in environmental law and sustainability.

Did you know?

Charlayne Thornton-Joe received UVic’s Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Alumni Award for her leadership with many volunteer community groups and work addressing the issue of homelessness in Greater Victoria.