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New Student Mental Health Strategy launched

October 22, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is launching a comprehensive strategy to support and care for the mental health and well-being of students facing the challenges and stress of university life.

New support for Indigenous economic development

October 6, 2014 - 

A new national consortium to support and strengthen Indigenous economic development across Canada was announced today at the University of Victoria.

Standard drink labels on alcohol reduce risk

September 30, 2014 - 

A new study by UVic's Centre for Addictions Research of BC shows that a simple, internationally tested method of “standard drink” labelling is an essential tool for those who wish to stay within drinking guidelines.

Study confirms cancer link to low alcohol use

September 25, 2014 - 

A newly published study from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) confirms that moderate drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study shows that consuming an average of up to two drinks a day is

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.&