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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.&

Indigenous mapping initiatives powered by Google

August 11, 2014 - 

UVic is continuing its leadership with collaborative Indigenous mapping research by bringing together more than 100 representatives from Indigenous organizations across Canada for a four-day intensive workshop beginning Aug. 25.

Federal funding for UVic's PEV smart grid project

August 8, 2014 - 

UVic’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) smart grid project, which received $600,800 in federal funding on Aug. 8, will help generate a better understanding of intermittent renewable electricity sources such as wind, tidal, wave and solar.

New radioactivity monitoring for BC coast

August 6, 2014 - 

UVic chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen is leading the formation of a new marine radioactivity monitoring network that will engage scientists in Canada and the US, health experts, NGOs and citizen scientists along the BC coast.

Agricultural trade unaffected by carbon tax

July 22, 2014 - 

BC’s carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Can BC forests help keep climate change in check?

July 15, 2014 - 

A major new study announced today will help ensure one of British Columbia’s (BC’s) most important sectors–forestry–can endure under a changing climate, and even help slow down the rate of global warming.