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Optical spring detects single molecules

July 27, 2016 - 

A team of engineering researchers from the University of Victoria and the University of Rochester has developed a way to detect single molecules using a light-based technology inspired by the “whispering gallery” effect.

UVic astronomers help discover new dwarf planet

July 11, 2016 - 

 An international team of astronomers including UVic researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune. 

New federal funding for cancer therapies

July 11, 2016 - 

A new diagnostic test to determine whether cancer patients should respond well to a specific targeted drug therapy is the goal of a project awarded funding from Genome Canada.

NNMCC acquisition and Landscapes of Injustice

June 29, 2016 - 

Family heirlooms once owned by one of the wealthiest Japanese Canadians serve as a stark reminder of a national historical injustice and will feature prominently in the UVic-led Landscapes of Injustice project.

UVic awarded $12.5 million in research funding

June 24, 2016 - 

University of Victoria researchers working in areas of critical importance to the Canadian clean energy sector in smart technology and in big data science are among projects awarded federal funding this week. 

Olympian, Indigenous leaders to get UVic honours

June 2, 2016 - 

Four Indigenous leaders and one of Canada’s most successful Olympic athletes will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria during spring convocation ceremonies the week of June 13.