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New sexualized violence policy to be developed

April 28, 2016 - 

UVic will begin consultations in May to develop a separate policy on sexualized violence that will build on current policies and practices and reinforce the university’s commitment to a safe campus where sexualized violence is unacceptable.


Will BC electricity imports help green Alberta?

April 21, 2016 - 

New research by the 2060 Project, a joint initiative of IESVic and the UVic-led PICS, examines whether BC electricity imports are a realistic solution to Alberta's emissions reductions plan.


CUVic 2016 and TRC's Calls to Action

April 19, 2016 - 

CUVIC 2016: Reconciliation, Innovation and Transformation through Engagement will welcome 200 delegates—from across Vancouver Island and BC and as far away as Nova Scotia—to campus April 27 to 29.


The genetic rule for salmon: keep a back-up copy

April 18, 2016 - 

Salmon possess an unusual genetic feature that’s of great interest to evolutionary scientists and fisheries managers alike, as described in a UVic research article published in Nature.


UVic biochemistry student wins national fellowship

April 14, 2016 - 

A University of Victoria biochemistry student known for his passion for philanthropy and science has won the 3M National Student Fellowship, one of Canada's most prestigious awards for outstanding leadership.


El Niņo devastates coral reefs

April 13, 2016 - 

A team of marine scientists from the University of Victoria have returned from nearly a month of scuba diving on coral reefs in the middle of the equatorial Pacific Ocean where they discovered the reefs have been devastated by El Niño.


Thriving BC forests outpace pine-beetle CO2 losses

April 11, 2016 - 

Scientists have found that trees are growing faster in BC due to global warming, which counters the carbon-loss impacts of the province’s devastating mountain pine beetle outbreak.


Linda Hasenfratz honoured as 2016 DEYA

April 6, 2016 - 

Linda Hasenfratz, chief executive officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.


UVic funding to conduct world-class research

April 4, 2016 - 

Nearly $825,000 in BC funding for UVic to conduct cutting-edge research will be applied to health and life sciences, infrastructure, remote sensing, software development and transportation.


Masterminds 2016 lectures

March 31, 2016 - 

The Masterminds free public lecture series returns to UVic on Wednesday evenings in April.


WHaLE mission now underway near Tofino

March 23, 2016 - 

A mission to deepen our knowledge of rare and threatened baleen whales and help protect them from ship strikes is underway off Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound, led by David Duffus, director of UVic’s Whale Research Lab.


No health benefits from moderate drinking: study

March 21, 2016 - 

A paper published today in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs provides evidence that research has over-estimated possible health benefits of alcohol and under-estimated its health risks.


Transgender leaders gather at UVic

March 9, 2016 - 

An international conference, led by the new UVic Chair in Transgender Studies Aaron Devor, will explore the history of transgender activism and crucial issues which impact the lives of trans and gender nonconforming people.


Honorary degree for reconciliation activist

March 8, 2016 - 

Mavis Gillie, an advocate for Indigenous rights and reconciliation, will be granted an honorary degree tomorrow from the University of Victoria.