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Research chair sheds light on Earth´s surface

April 20, 2015 - 

UVic geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

April 15, 2015 - 

When University of Victoria grad student Mike Irvine appears before a panel of academics to defend his master’s project—the penultimate step before graduation—he’ll look the part of the young professional wearing a pinstriped su

UVic student wins prestigious national award

April 7, 2015 - 

A tireless volunteer for social justice and environmental causes and a committed learner who has travelled the globe in the course of her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria has won a 3M National Student Fellowship.

Cancer drug shows promise for treating stroke

April 1, 2015 - 

A University of Victoria neuroscientist has discovered that a cancer drug may improve recovery rates for diabetic patients who have suffered a stroke.

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.