UVic students paint mural to bring awareness to fossil-fuel investments

November 23, 2020

Some University of Victoria students have painted a temporary mural in front of the administrative building emphasizing renewable energy and environmental health. The mural is meant to send the message to the new president that the institution should withdraw investments from the fossil-fuel industry. The students are hopeful that the change in leadership will lead to climate change being addressed. “We’re trying to demonstrate the strong support that divestment has on our university campus,” said Emily Lowan, leader of the initiative and director of campaigns and community relations for the UVic Student Society. In response to the students’ message, UVic president Kevin Hall said, “I look forward to further discussions with our campus community about how we can do more.” Times Colonist (BC)