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UVic to receive gift of rare bible

September 18, 2014 - 

A fine-art reproduction of the only handwritten illuminated bible created since the advent of the printing press in the 15th century is being officially presented to the University of Victoria in a public event at St. Andrews Cathedral, Sept. 20.

Two UVic scholars help debut new national college

September 17, 2014 - 

Two UVic researchers—a psychologist and a computer scientist—are charter members of a new national “college” for outstanding young scholars.

Study highlights concern for homeless seniors

September 16, 2014 - 

A study for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, co-authored by researchers at UVic and SFU, has found that a disproportionate number of people chronically staying in Victoria’s emergency shelters are seniors.

Nov. 2014 Honorary degree recipients

September 16, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria will present three honorary degrees for outstanding achievements in public health, journalism and community-based leadership when it conducts its fall convocation ceremonies on Nov. 10 and 12.

PEA and UVic reach tentative agreement

September 11, 2014 - 

Negotiators with the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the University of Victoria have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

September 9, 2014 - 

Two UVic scholars have joined the ranks of Canada's academic elite. Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life.

Funny guy shares writing tips

August 28, 2014 - 

Award-winning author, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, Leiren-Young is UVic’s next 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction—the first UVic alumnus to hold the Southam position.

Project examines Japanese Canadian dispossession

August 27, 2014 - 

A seven-year, multi-partner project led by UVic will explore the shameful history of dispossession during the 1940s will culminate in a cross-country museum exhibition in 2019. The federal government announced a $2.5-million partnership grant Aug. 27.&

Indigenous mapping initiatives powered by Google

August 11, 2014 - 

UVic is continuing its leadership with collaborative Indigenous mapping research by bringing together more than 100 representatives from Indigenous organizations across Canada for a four-day intensive workshop beginning Aug. 25.

Federal funding for UVic's PEV smart grid project

August 8, 2014 - 

UVic’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) smart grid project, which received $600,800 in federal funding on Aug. 8, will help generate a better understanding of intermittent renewable electricity sources such as wind, tidal, wave and solar.

New radioactivity monitoring for BC coast

August 6, 2014 - 

UVic chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen is leading the formation of a new marine radioactivity monitoring network that will engage scientists in Canada and the US, health experts, NGOs and citizen scientists along the BC coast.