Posts By: Nina Neissl

Common Energy pushes for socially responsible investing at UVic

Pension funds of big public companies, such as universities, manage billions of dollars invested in corporations worldwide. With UVic’s efforts to become more sustainable, the topic of socially responsible investing (SRI) is a timely one. Common Energy, a student organization with the goal of making UVic more sustainable, started a project to push for SRI… Read more »

What do you do to save energy at home?

“Hanging clothes on the clothesline rather than putting them in the dryer as often as possible (as the weather permits in Victoria); keep the lights out when you’re not in the room and unplugging things from the wall when they’re not in use — three major energy savers at home.”

Green Party leader continues to raise concerns about trade deal with China

Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »

UVic student to compete at World’s Toughest Mudder

Based on British Special Ops military training, Tough Mudder is anything but an easy race. The event, started in 2010, demands physical as well as mental strength, endurance and teamwork of the participants in the form of 16- to 19-kilometre obstacle courses. One of these Mudders is Lindsay Van Gyn, a UVic anthropology student and personal… Read more »

Sustainable business challenges can be an opportunity for students

Companies reaching out to the public to get new ideas and input through competitions is not a new concept. However, with sustainability becoming the key word of the last decade, companies with a focus on being environmentally and socially friendly have started up more and more challenges in which participants’ ideas and creations are judged… Read more »