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Canada's academic stars to converge on Victoria

November 17, 2015 - 

Royal Society of Canada scientists, scholars and artists from across the country will converge on the Fairmont Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria on Nov. 26-28 for the society’s annual general meeting.

Medical revolution in a drop of blood

November 16, 2015 - 

A team of researchers based at the University of Victoria are poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics with new, far less invasive methods that can be applied to a variety of diseases and wellness monitoring.

Study is first to map Earth´s hidden groundwater

November 16, 2015 - 

In a UVic-led study, the first data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth’s landmass is renewable within a human lifetime.

New initiative to examine fossil fuel networks

November 12, 2015 - 

A new six-year research and public engagement initiative, partly funded by SSHRC and jointly led by UVic, the CCPA and the Parkland Institute, will map the networks of fossil fuel industries in Western Canada.

Nov. 2015 Honorary degree recipients

November 3, 2015 - 

UVic will grant honorary degrees to a dedicated First Nations community sports leader and a veteran of Canada’s Afghan war, on Nov. 9 and 10 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

New leader takes the helm at PICS

October 29, 2015 - 

A renowned scientist who is an international leader in investigating the causes of environmental change is the new executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

UVic unveils updated draft Campus Plan

October 14, 2015 - 

Input from Phase 1 of the Campus Plan Update process has informed the development of Phase 2—a draft plan that includes the vision, goals, priniciples and many of the strategic policy directions that are foundational to the updated Campus Plan. &

UVic challenges campus to leave cars at home

October 8, 2015 - 

Cycling, transportation options and reducing individuals’ carbon footprint are key themes of UVic’s second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16.

VLA invites public to nominate community leaders

October 8, 2015 - 

UVic is a founding partner of the annual Victoria Leadership Awards program. Nominations are now open, through Dec. 1.

Home retrofit energy loans can work for BC: report

September 29, 2015 - 

A streamlined form of borrowing that enables homeowners to repay the cost of energy retrofits via their electricity bills would, in time, save BC four terawatt hours in energy use plus make homes a lot cheaper to run, according to a new PICS study.