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2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur: David Foster

May 21, 2015 - 

Businessman, music producer and philanthropist David Foster will be honoured in his hometown of Victoria, BC, on May 28 as the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

How to motivate people to take climate action

May 14, 2015 - 

A special report analyzing what works—and what doesn’t—for motivating people to take action on climate change has been released today by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Funding boost for CanAssist

May 12, 2015 - 

The BC Ministry of Health recently announced $3 million in funding for UVic's CanAssist program that will go towards development of new and innovative technologies to benefit thousands of British Columbians with disabilities.

Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

May 1, 2015 - 

UVic is proud to open its first new athletics and recreation facility in 40 years as the university’s centre for active and healthy living, and to support student athletes to train and compete at the highest levels.

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

April 30, 2015 - 

UVic launched a new project, in partnership with the Nanaimo Museum and the Cumberland Museum and Archives, to compile a publicly accessible database of Chinese Canadian artifacts.

Future-proofing BC against climate change

April 30, 2015 - 

Five issues of critical importance to British Columbia—transportation, electrical grid integration, energy efficient buildings, forestry, and natural gas development—form the basis for five major projects from PICS to be underway May 1.

Research chair sheds light on Earth´s surface

April 20, 2015 - 

UVic geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

UVic student wins prestigious national award

April 15, 2015 - 

A tireless volunteer for social justice and environmental causes and a committed learner who has travelled the globe in the course of her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria has won a 3M National Student Fellowship.

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

April 15, 2015 - 

When University of Victoria grad student Mike Irvine appears before a panel of academics to defend his master’s project—the penultimate step before graduation—he’ll look the part of the young professional wearing a pinstriped su

Cancer drug shows promise for treating stroke

April 1, 2015 - 

A University of Victoria neuroscientist has discovered that a cancer drug may improve recovery rates for diabetic patients who have suffered a stroke.

Outspoken conservationist wins BC award

March 31, 2015 - 

University of Victoria wildlife expert Dr. Chris Darimont is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Academics Early in Career award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Masterminds lectures return

March 26, 2015 - 

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

Coaching legends to get honorary degrees

March 26, 2015 - 

Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.