2011-08-31 13:11:28Animated climate changes courses go live – BC sets another first
John Hartz
John Hartz


Animated climate changes courses go live – BC sets another first
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PICS UBC-SFU Lecture Series for 2011/12 kicks off with Engaging BC in Sustainabilty Education September 14, 2011 in Vancouver

Register now: PICS and SFU Science in Action present energy workshops for kids (grades 4-7) starting this fall

About Us

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), hosted and led by the University of Victoria in partnership with BC's other research-intensive universities (Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Northern British Columbia), pulls together the intellectual capital of the province into a dynamic knowledge network that integrates multi-disciplinary approaches to climate change.

Building on the strengths of its partner universities, PICS will develop innovative climate change solutions, seek new opportunities for positive adaptation, and lead the way to a vibrant low-carbon economy.

The Institute's main objectives are:

  • understanding the magnitude and patterns of climate change and its impacts;
  • evaluating the physical, economic and social implications;
  • assessing mitigation and adaptation options and developing policy and business solutions;
  • evaluating and strengthening educational and capacity-building strategies to address climate change; and
  • communicating climate change issues to government, industry and the general public.


For more information, see PICS at a Glance.