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Toward a "smarter" BC coast

April 14, 2014 - 

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC.


2014 3M National Student fellow

April 8, 2014 - 

Tye Landels, a third-year honours student in the University of Victoria’s Department of English, has been awarded one of 10 highly competitive 3M National Student Fellowships in recognition of his outstanding leadership and motivational approach


UVic Masterminds lecture series returns

April 1, 2014 - 

Retired professors return to the University of Victoria throughout the month of April to offer insight on topics ranging from Islam to the use of math in slowing the spread of infectious diseases and more.


Three UVic researchers win prestigious award

March 28, 2014 - 

Improving aircraft design, understanding the ocean’s role in climate change, and finding new ways to deal with vast amounts of medical imaging data—these societal challenges are being tackled by the UVic’s three newest CRC Chairs.


Washington honoured as Distinguised Entrepreneur

March 17, 2014 - 

Dennis Washington, founder of The Washington Companies, has won UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) for 2014.


UVic introduces Informed Dining

March 11, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is the first public institution to implement the Informed Dining program, as part of its overall commitment to healthy and active living.


Evidence of impacts of Managed Alcohol Programs

March 10, 2014 - 

The first controlled study of Managed Alcohol Programs provides evidence of the health and safety benefits for participants, as well as economic savings for local communities, according to study by UVic's CARBC.


Trans* Symposium

March 10, 2014 - 

From March 21-23, an international gathering of people working to retrieve and preserve the stories and records of trans* pioneers of the early 1960s and beyond will take place at the University of Victoria.


2014 Victoria Leadership Awards

February 26, 2014 - 

The 2014 Victoria Leadership Awards took place Feb. 26 in Victoria. Helene Cazes and Donna Greschner received the two UVic awards.


UVic hosts third IdeaFest, March 3-8

February 25, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is posing some big questions during its third annual IdeaFest, March 3-8. There’ll be plenty of invigorating and entertaining ideas up for discussion and debate in every corner of the campus.


Biochar use could slash GHG emissions

February 20, 2014 - 

A renewable fuel called biochar could substitute for all coal and some natural gas burned in BC resulting in as much as a 22 per cent reduction in BC's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new policy paper from PICS.