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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.


UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

March 24, 2015 - 

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and painter Sandra Meigs, a professor with UVic's Department of Visual Arts, was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.


MPA fails to protect sharks and rays

March 23, 2015 - 

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.


UVic hosts fourth IdeaFest, March 2-7

February 24, 2015 - 

Weeklong festival has over 50 thought-provoking events to inform and enchant.


2015 Victoria Leadership Awards

February 20, 2015 - 

The 11th annual Victoria Leadership Awards took place Feb. 19 in Victoria. Bill Anderson and Bruce Parisian received the two UVic awards.


UVic prof wins prestigious national award

February 16, 2015 - 

Teaching professor Jin-Sun Yoon in the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care has been recognized for her exceptional teaching and educational leadership with the 2015 3M National Teaching Fellowship.


2015 VLA Lifetime Achievement Award

February 3, 2015 - 

The 2015 VLAs will be awarded Feb. 19 at the Leadership Victoria gala. A valued friend of UVic—master carver, Songhees First Nation artist and educator Clarence “Butch” Dick—is this year's Lifetime Achievement award recipient.&


Distinguished Alumni List for 2015

February 2, 2015 - 

Eleven members of the University of Victoria alumni community will be honoured with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hotel Grand Pacific as part of Alumni Week 2015.