Green campus moniker a joke

Buildings galore go up at university

Re: Seven-storey parkade plan for UVic hits a wall, (News, Aug. 17)

Why does the University of Victoria insist on destroying the landscape with new building projects?

The latest, a seven-storey parking garage on campus, has been proposed without public consultation, as were the planned high-rise dorm buildings on the Queenswood property in Saanich. Both projects are revenue-producing, something that UVic seems more keen to achieve than to provide an education.

Destruction of trees and green spaces seems to be de rigeur for this administration and having the gall to be known as a green campus is a joke.

Bernard W.J. Scripps

Oak Bay