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UVic year in review

December 22, 1998 - During the past year UVic researchers discovered a quasar, shed new light on the nesting habits of marbled murrelets and unveiled an in vitro method of fertilizing trees.

Nuclear experts to meet in Victoria

December 2, 1998 -  International experts on the future of nuclear weapons will gather next week in Victoria for a series of discussions hosted by UVic's new Centre for Global Studies.

Youth take centre stage at human rights conference

December 1, 1998 - Elementary school children turned video producers, immigrant youth, a former child sex trade worker, and Vancouver school children struggling with learning disorders will be among the young presenters

Reducing child substance abuse

November 17, 1998 - In the nature versus nurture debate of child development, nurture just gained another point.

Three honorary degrees awarded at F convocation

November 16, 1998 - An internationally acclaimed film director, a well-known community fund-raiser, and one of Canada's foremost artists will be awarded honorary degrees

Study shows capital region seniors enjoying life

November 9, 1998 - A new Centre on Aging study of seniors in the Capital Regional District debunks the stereotype of seniors as being frail, sick and poor.

Research receives up to $1.15M innovative funding

October 30, 1998 -  UVic researchers have done very well in attracting up to $1.15 million in research infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Healthy land, economy explored at conference

October 28, 1998 - Aggressive harvesting of resources such as fish, trees and crops, and steadily escalating urban development have caused serious ecological damage.

Future of forestry is focus of conference

October 26, 1998 - Are we moving towards or away from sustainable forestry? Will eco-certification make B.C. timber products more competitive?

Can technology assist ailing health care?

October 23, 1998 - Can better management of health care data help reduce health care costs while providing improved medical service?

Cathedrals, crime and colonialism

October 23, 1998 - Intrigue in medieval cathedrals, criminal confessions in 18th century England and celluloid images of immigrants in wartime British movies--all are on the agenda at the North Western Conference on British Studies

Outstanding students honoured for community work

October 16, 1998 - Two students have been admitted to the highest level of the Blue and Gold Circle at the University of Victoria in recognition of their continued commitment to both their on- and off-campus communities.

Executive director of external relations appointed

October 16, 1998 - Jim Griffith has been named UVic's executive director of external relations, responsible for the university's community relations, alumni relations and development activities.

Int'l declaration culminates forestry conference

October 13, 1998 - Proponents of community forestry from around the Pacific Rim will meet at Dunsmuir Lodge in Sidney, B.C., Oct. 19-24 to discuss this ecologically sustainable approach to forestry

Sociologist's novel gives voice to excluded wives

September 30, 1998 - The plight of Chinese men who immigrated to Canada in the early 20th century has received a certain amount of public attention, but what of their wives left behind in China

UVic Centre helps solve global issues

September 30, 1998 -  Today UVic opens the doors of its Centre for Global Studies, designed to bring together some of the best brains in the country to help solve the problems of global governance

UVic's da Vinci links Essay contest, lectures

September 30, 1998 -  The University of Victoria is proud to present a host of events to complement the Royal BC Museum's exhibition

Conference to address 'race' and strategy issues

September 29, 1998 -  What is 'race' as applied to human beings? How is the elusive concept of 'race' used in fashioning group identities and deployed in the service of relations of power

New head of technology transfer office appointed

September 22, 1998 - The UVic Innovation and Development Corporation has a new president and CEO

Debates on hate the focus of conference

September 14, 1998 - When does an opinion escalate to a hate crime? Is it possible to preserve freedom of the press and prevent hatred?

BC's first small business law clinic launched

September 4, 1998 -  British Columbians who are setting up new businesses can now obtain the legal information they need thanks to the new University of Victoria Business Law Clinic.

Community invited to campus fall fair

September 3, 1998 - The UVic campus becomes a hive of outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy during the annual Campus Community Fair on Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UVic grads return for writing celebration

September 2, 1998 -  Bring on the writers. The UVic Writing Department celebrates its 25th anniversary on the weekend of Sept. 18 and 19

Response to anti-violence program

August 31, 1998 - Programs introduced into schools as the result of a UVic survey on youth violence in the Sooke School District have significantly reduced the number of violent incidents among that district's students.

Struggling coastal communitites focus ofConference

August 11, 1998 - Are resource-dependent coastal communities on the verge of extinction or can they diversify and flourish?

Threatened birds are Victoria's new neighbors

August 4, 1998 - Marbled murrelets, rare and threatened seabirds, have been discovered living within 20 kilometres of downtown Victoria.

Dog Days Celebrated at Special Seminar

July 28, 1998 - Can a dog sing? When does a wolf become a domesticated dog? Did the West Coast once have distinctive dog breeds? The answers to these and other canine questions will be found at a public seminar on August 23 at 1 p.m.

In Vitro Fertilization of Conifers Achieved

July 20, 1998 - Forest biologists at the University of Victoria have, for the first time, successfully reproduced Douglas fir embryos through the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Seniors voice in Pharmacare policy decisions

July 16, 1998 - B.C.'s seniors are fundamentally in favour of the government's referenced-based drug pricing policy, are suspicious of large pharmaceutical companies that criticize it and want plain talk from their physicians about their pharmaceutical needs.

UVic experts available to discuss Nisga'a Treaty

July 15, 1998 - The landmark Nisga'a treaty will have a significant impact on the province. Several UVic faculty members are willing to discuss the implications of this land claims settlement.

Astronomer finds brightest object in the universe

June 10, 1998 - An ultra-luminous quasar has been discovered by University of Victoria astronomer, Dr. Geraint Lewis and three colleagues in Europe and the U.K.

Project documents impact of 1st Nations child care

June 3, 1998 - An innovative program offered through partnership agreements between First Nations communities and UVic's School of Child and Youth Care has received a grant from the Vancouver Foundation

1998 Convocation includes 50,000th graduate

June 2, 1998 - UVic will pass a significant milestone this year when the University awards its 50,000th degree during the June 5 afternoon Convocation ceremony.

Honorary degrees awarded to outstanding achievers

June 2, 1998 - University of Victoria Chancellor Dr. Norma Mickelson will confer nine honorary degrees during Convocation ceremonies June 4-6.

UVic Worth $299 million to regional economy

May 27, 1998 - The University of Victoria injected $299 million into the economy of the Capital Region in the past academic year according to new figures

UVic cuts $1.68 million to balance budget

May 13, 1998 - The University of Victoria's Board of Governors this week approved a balanced operating budget framework for the 1998-99 fiscal year

Ride the rails and walk the rainforest

April 29, 1998 - Seniors from around the world and throughout Victoria are invited to spend a week this summer at UVic learning about language, west coast plant life

Message to CRD: don't adapt to growth--manage it!

April 22, 1998 - Higher density, urban growth boundaries, and water efficient plumbing--these are just a few of the recommendations contained in the response by a coalition of nearly 30 community and environmental associations

Yehudi Menuhin receives honorary degree

April 21, 1998 - Internationally renowned conductor and violinist Yehudi Menuhin will receive an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from UVic at a special convocation

Prog. recognizes importance of dispute resolution

April 15, 1998 - This summer, UVic graduate students will take the first courses in an innovative interdisciplinary master's degree in dispute resolution.

Program trains for booming info tech industry

April 8, 1998 - Canada's technology sector is growing twice as fast as other sectors of the national economy but there's a scarcity of qualified people to fill all the positions created by this booming industry.

Spring garden tour, plant sale at UVic

April 7, 1998 - Green thumbs, rhododendron connoisseurs or shoppers searching for the perfect gift for the gardener in their lives will find what they're looking for at two upcoming events

Alternative forest harvest explored at workshop

March 26, 1998 - There's more to a forest than trees, and flourishing food, crafts and floral industries in the Pacific Northwest are proof that timber isn't the only resource in the woods.

East Meets West at Pop Culture Conference

March 16, 1998 - Sumo women, Hulk Hogan wanna-be's in Borneo, reggae bars in Guangzhou -- these all are part of Asia

Youth voices dominate sex exploitation conference

March 3, 1998 - Most of the voices condemning world-wide sexual exploitation of children at the 1996 UN conference on childhood prostitution in Stockholm, Sweden belonged to adults.

Broadbent Talks Social Rights at UVic Lecture

February 26, 1998 - The President's Distinguished Lecture series presents Ed Broadbent-- former leader of the federal N

Federal Budget Experts List

February 19, 1998 - The following UVic faculty members are available to discuss the 1998 Federal budget to be released F

UVic Experts Speak on the Asian Economic Crisis

February 16, 1998 - The UVic Department of Pacific and Asian Studies and Camosun College's Pacific Rim Studies program

Debate democracy at public lecture series

February 13, 1998 - Is our political system in need of a tune-up? Do voters have the power to affect change? Are they ap

Aboriginal government program goes north

February 12, 1998 - UVic's successful certificate program in the Administration of Aboriginal Governments is hitting th

UVic Experts on the Persian Gulf Situation

February 10, 1998 - UVic Experts

Nlha'7kapmx Nation's Latest Grads of Child Care

February 6, 1998 - Seven members of the Nlha'7kapmx Nation are the latest graduates of an innovative program offered t

Atlantic Salmon Research Safe and Necessary

February 5, 1998 -  Scientists are aware that Atlantic salmon are present in provincial freshwater streams but know litt

UVic Writing Celebrates 25th Anniversary

February 2, 1998 - The University of Victoria's Department of Writing, a training ground for many of Canada's finest

Alumni Grants Announced

January 30, 1998 - The UVic Alumni Association has approved grants totaling $20,490 for several individuals, department

Conference to Discuss History-Making Decision

January 22, 1998 - The recent Delgamuukw judgment will have a very significant impact on the economy and the treaty pro

Gala Concert to Benefit School of Music

January 15, 1998 - UVic School of Music performance faculty members take to the stage for the school's first annual "

Egoyan Film Scripts Donated to UVic

January 13, 1998 - Students of Canadian film will benefit for generations to come from a donation to UVic Libraries' S

Appointment Reflects International Outlook

January 12, 1998 - UVic's Dean of Fine Arts, Dr. Anthony Welch, has been appointed the University's first Executive D

Two new UVic programs in secondary education

January 9, 1998 - Two new UVic programs in secondary teacher education have been developed in response to the needs of

Study Says Media Influential Eating Disorder

January 8, 1998 - Although the most effective method for treating those with eating orders has yet to be established,

UVic Appoints Advisor on Technology in Learning

January 5, 1998 - Dr. Arnie Keller (English) has been appointed to a two-year term in the newly created position of ad