UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory


Help us support VICCIFN!

Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge Cards Available Through the Collaboratory!

If you're interested in Pacific Northwest native plants, as well as the local indigenous names for those plants, these Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge cards are an excellent guide, teaching resource, or gift for a friend! The Community Mapping Collaboratory is helping the Vancouver Island Coastal Communities Indigenous Food Network (VICCIFN), the creators of these wonderful cards, spread the word! Each card features one plant, its parts, uses, warnings, harvest season and its name in local indigenous languages. All proceeds go to the VICCIFN.

Stop by the Community Mapping Collaboratory (David Turpin Building, room B209) and talk to Ken. One deck of cards is $35, cash or cheque (made out to VICCIFN).

You can also order cards through Jen McMullen (mcmullen.j@gmail.com) where you can pay by cheque, e-transfer or paypal. Shipping is extra. 

UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory Update

December 2013

It has been a productive and exciting Fall! We’ve made great progress setting up the Community Mapping lab in UVic’s Geography Department and production of the CRD Community Green Map. The next few months will see more focused attention on the impacts of community mapping under the leadership of Geography professors Jon Corbett (UBC) and Rosaline Canessa (UVic), and development of the national and global networks with other universities and the Green Map System.

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What is the Cascadia Sustainability Field School Experience?

Each summer the Cascadia Sustainability Field School provides UVic students an opportunity to travel down the coast and learn about the inspiring efforts towards social justice and environmental sustainability in our region. The Cascadia Sustainability Experience evolved out of the students' and instructors' desire to share experiences and insights from the field. On the trips we have shot hundreds of hours of video trying to capture the stories, insights and hands-on efforts of the amazing, creative people in our region making a difference. The videos on this site are offered in a spirit of giving back to the community; to inspire - to teach - to cultivate new ways of living in this region!

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