Geog 355 & ES 481 Water, Resilience and Sense of Place in Victoria (2013)

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Stories from Geog 355 and ES 481 Students

GEOG 355: As part of their Spring 2013 "coastal communities" course, UVic Geography students researched and produced short videos exploring the past, present and future of various sites along Victoria Harbour. In particular the videos detail some of the vulnerabilities and opportunities with respect to resilience in the face of climate change and other potential threats.

Dedicated to Georgia Klap, UVic Student, who passed away this term and was not able to complete her project. May she rest in peace.

ES 481: The students of Environmental Studies 481 completed a variety of projects focused around the ethnoecology of the Gorge Waterway, in Victoria. ES 481 is a fourth year course titled Living Stories: Applied Ethnoecological Research of the Local Landscape.  Each project highlights a different aspect of the interrelationships among local people, culture, landscape and ecology around the Gorge. Students took creative approaches to selecting the best format for their topics, producing essays, videos, booklets, and repeat photography.

Use + to zoom in on the Victoria Harbour or Gorge Waterway areas. Hover over the icons for video titles. Click icon to bring up video. 




For more information contact Dr. Cameron Owens ( or Dr. Jonaki Bhattacharyya (

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