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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.

Curriculum adds life-like mannequins

September 17, 2015 - 

Health care learners in Greater Victoria will gain crucial clinical and interprofessional skills treating life-like mannequins that breathe, talk, cough and moan in pain at a new simulation centre opening at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

World expert on traditional plant use wins award

September 17, 2015 - 

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner was announced Sept. 17 as a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow.

Proactive approach to prevent sexualized violence

September 11, 2015 - 

UVic, the University of Victoria Students’ Society, and the Anti-Violence Project are teaming up to promote social dialogue and prevention of sexualized violence in the second annual Sexualized Violence Awareness Week, Sept. 14 to 18.

Walk of Excellence

August 26, 2015 - 

On Aug. 26, UVic unveiled the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. The new showcase walkway in CARSA honours the legacy of former Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife, Lynda, and celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of the Vikes

Holocaust education in the 21st century

August 25, 2015 - 

What will the Holocaust mean for future generations? UVic will host a global gathering Sept. 1 to 3 to explore Holocaust education and how it can be used as a means to tackle contemporary issues of multi-cultural human rights education.

ONC embarks on 'most exciting' expedition

August 24, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is about to embark on what’s expected to be its most exciting expedition. For the first time ONC will be using two ships, exploration vessel Nautilus on its first trip to Canada, and&

Are humans unsustainable ‘super predators´?

August 20, 2015 - 

Research published in the journal Science by a team led by Dr. Chris Darimont, the Hakai-Raincoast professor of geography at UVic, reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains.

UVic research and geology of Canada's west coast

August 18, 2015 - 

UVic research published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences reveals new geological ages and clues about how Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait, and offshore Vancouver Island were formed.