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Courses Nourish the Mind and the Spirit

December 13, 1999 - Continuing Studies Spring 2000 calendar available now

Former Union Leader to Advise Community Leaders

December 8, 1999 - Former national and provincial government employee union leader John Fryer has been appointed to chair a committee to advise the federal government on how to improve its relations with the 16 unions that represent federal employees.

UVic Honours Community Leaders

December 7, 1999 -  Two of Victoria's leading citizens, Lynne Henderson and Jim Reed, will be honoured with UVic Community Leadership Awards at a special presentation at UVic Downtown on Dec. 8.

UVic, Museums in $1.2 Million Arts Collaboration

December 6, 1999 - A research and training initiative linking the University of Victoria with museums and art galleries in B.C. and the Yukon has been granted $600,000 by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Institute to Study Co-ops Opens at UVic

December 2, 1999 -  Co-operatives have existed for over 150 years.

Conservation Program Wins U.S. Funding

November 29, 1999 - UVic's division of continuing studies' cultural resource management program is expanding its distance education programming

UVic selects next president after extensive search

November 18, 1999 -  UVic has selected its next president--Dr. David Turpin, currently Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's University in Ontario.

Honorary Degrees Awarded at Fall Convocation

November 17, 1999 - A cosmologist, a composer and a humanitarian will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria's 55th Convocation on Saturday, Nov. 27.

Injecting reason into the Nisga'a treaty debate

November 15, 1999 - When the Parliamentary committee holding hearings on the Nisga'a treaty rolls into town on Nov. 18, the University of Victoria will be waiting.

Federal govt's next generation of leaders prepare

November 15, 1999 - The men and women who manage the federal government's employment and benefits programs in B.C. and the Yukon will be able to upgrade their skills while staying behind their desks

Aging forum tackles tough and tender topics

November 8, 1999 - Community-based research that spans generations and cultures will be the focus of the UVic centre on aging's final event of this International Year of the Older Person

Research chair on drinking water ecology created

October 29, 1999 -  The University of Victoria has established Canada's first university-based research chair on the environmental management of drinking water.

Student athletes, advocates and activists honored

October 25, 1999 - Two students who continue to combine successful studies with volunteer activities have been admitted to the highest levels of UVic's Blue and Gold Circle

Fingernails show 'You are what you eat'

October 15, 1999 - It's amazing what a simple fingernail clipping can reveal.

Acoustics specialists gather at UVic conference

October 7, 1999 - Underwater sound, acoustical needs of the hard of hearing will be on the agenda when UVic's Centre for Earth and Ocean Research hosts the Canadian Acoustical Association annual meeting

Scarcity of 'family time' nothing new

October 1, 1999 - As we prepare to celebrate Canadian Family Week Oct. 4-10, a national research project is showing that our idea of the traditional family may be based more on nostalgia than facts

Regional district review provides recommendations

September 28, 1999 - A wide-ranging list of recommendations in a report by UVic's Local Government Institute reviewing regional districts and recommending changes is being considered by a local-provincial steering committee

Elite coaches study stamina, strength and steroids

August 17, 1999 -  Can an athlete be too strong? Can a coach start training too soon? Can regular training methods compete with the risky but highly efficient boost provided by steroids?

UVic Women's Studies celebrates 20 years

August 12, 1999 - It's been 20 years since the University of Victoria offered its first course in women's studies.

Entrepreneurship Prog. receives int'l recognition

August 9, 1999 -  The University of Victoria's Faculty of Business has won the prestigious Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award presented by the Academy of Management

Cost of mayors, councils a pittance in the CRD

July 28, 1999 - It costs less than a half a per cent of local government expenditures to maintain the Capital Regional District's four score and more elected officials according to a new report from UVic's Local Government Institute.

Recycling Programs cheaper if Blue Boxes are full

July 19, 1999 -  Fully loaded blue boxes and high participation rates bring the cost of recycling programs down, but it still costs considerably more to recycle waste than dump it in a landfill according to a recent study on recycling efficiency.

Renowned cosmologist Robert Kirshner speaks

July 7, 1999 - Dr. Robert Kirshner of the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics delivers a free illustrated public lecture at UVic July 16 on his research showing that the outward motion of the universe appears to be accelerating.

Municipalities are cheaper by the dozen

July 7, 1999 - There's no need to restructure the relationship between 12 area municipalities and the Capital Regional District (CRD) according to a recently released study by UVic's Local Government Institute.

UVic grad returns as new VP Finance and Operations

July 5, 1999 - Jack Falk, who graduated from UVic with an MPA in 1977, is returning to campus. He has been appointed as the university's new vice president finance and operations

UVic tops province in Royal Society appointments

June 28, 1999 -  Six UVic faculty members have been elected as 1999 Fellows in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada, the most scholars selected from any of the province's universities.

Health conditions of sex trade workers studied

June 24, 1999 -  The health conditions of Greater Victoria's estimated 1,500 sex trade workers will be the focus of a new University of Victoria-led research project, the first of its kind.

Challenges to be tackled by new super computer

June 24, 1999 -  B.C.'s first high performance computing facility will be installed at the University of Victoria, giving scientists and engineers the power to take on projects that have been dubbed 'grand challenges.'

Research behind rights of child policy review

June 22, 1999 - Two years ago, organizations like the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children regarded the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a valuable document but one primarily aimed at developing countries.

New approach adopted to future of Dunsmuir Lodge

June 22, 1999 - UVic has revamped its Dunsmuir Lodge expansion proposal to provide for new teaching space and renovations at the 25-year old educational conference and training facility.

New UVic executive program puts quality first

June 11, 1999 - Managers committed to quality excellence and high standards of customer service will benefit from an intensive five-day program being introduced this fall

Research indicates dementia symptoms reversible

June 7, 1999 - When aging deteriorates a once-active and agile mind, it seems inevitable that the condition will only worsen.

UVic libraries&BC Archives Library share resources

June 2, 1999 - Better service at a lower price is the result of a new agreement between the University of Victoria Libraries and the British Columbia Archives Library.

Master's Program aimed at Working Professionals

June 1, 1999 - Students will be able to stay on the job and study for Canada's first master's degree in child and youth care on weekends when UVic's school of child and youth care begins offering the new program in January 2000.

Nominations sought for outstanding students

May 18, 1999 - Many UVic students who are academic high achievers also make significant contributions to their communities, both on campus and off.

New poverty forum turns ideas into action

May 11, 1999 - The next Capital region poverty forum will build on the ideas collected at a previous forum in February, present examples for taking action against poverty and introduce new information about poverty in the area.

Youth Violence Prevention Project conclusions

May 11, 1999 - Violence prevention programs are reducing violence in schools but they are having less success changing aggressive behaviour and attitudes about violence among boys

Finan. support for students exempt from budget cut

May 10, 1999 - The University of Victoria's Board of Governors today approved a budget framework for the university for the 1999/2000 fiscal year that will require university departments to cut nearly $400,000 from their operations.

Honours to be given at alumni assoc. AGM

May 10, 1999 - Publisher Linda Hughes, York University astronomer Dr. Marshall McCall, and Canadian national rugby team captain Gareth Rees are this year's recipients of the UVic Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni awards.

UVic confers honorary degrees on seven achievers

May 4, 1999 - Seven outstanding individuals will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria's 1999 spring convocation, June 2-4.

Young entrepreneurs hosted at conference

May 3, 1999 - More than 400 young people, educators and aboriginal people from across Canada will be at the University of Victoria Thursday through Saturday for the second annual Enterprise Edge '99 conference on entrepreneurship

Proposed Canadian institute of history

April 28, 1999 - Plans to create a Canadian Institute of History are expected to be announced at the end of this month.

UVic annual plant sale fund-raiser set for May 2

April 14, 1999 - The 1999 University of Victoria Plant Sale is May 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKinnon Gym.

Researchers attract $5.7m in 1999 NSERC grants

April 13, 1999 -  Reseachers at the University of Victoria fared very well in this year's national competition for funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Conference Keynote examines '90s families

April 6, 1999 - The families of the 90s rarely resemble the families of most peoples' memories or traditions.

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Announced

March 31, 1999 - A trio of professors--on the recommendations of peers, students and alumni--have earned the UVic Alumni Association's 1999 Excellence in Teaching award.

East and West collide at pop culture conference

March 30, 1999 - Bridal bodies on display, Hindi films and pop music, religion and politics in Indian circus performances

Treaty 8 students honoured at special ceremony

March 22, 1999 - Fourteen students from six communities of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association are the latest to complete two years of studies in child and youth care through UVic's school of child and youth care's innovative First Nations partnership program.

Int'l community foresters link to promote change

March 17, 1999 - When community foresters from 18 countries gathered near Victoria last fall, they marked the end of their conference with a pledge to create an international community forestry network to advance community forestry around the globe.

Grad student named "1999 Canadian New Noah"

March 15, 1999 - Patrick Garcia, a biology graduate student at UVic, has been selected the country's 1999 participant in an endangered species recovery program at the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust

Aboriginal comedy/pathos aids 1st Peoples' house

March 12, 1999 -  Substance abuse counsellor Don Burnstick knows the pain and havoc alcohol can wreak on individuals and communities, but he doesn't let the suffering he's felt and seen drain him of his sense of humour.

Salmon management system unconstitutional

March 11, 1999 - The federal department of fisheries' Pacific salmon management system is unconstitutional and needs to be overhauled according to a report from Dr. Michael M'Gonigle, eco-research professor of environmental law and policy.

Garry oak focus of conference and festival

March 10, 1999 - One of southern Vancouver Island's most distinctive indigenous trees, the garry oak, will be studied, celebrated and venerated at UVic

Co-op ed helps local high-tech businesses thrive

March 4, 1999 - High-tech business leaders in the Victoria region credit UVic Co-operative Education programs with helping their companies grow and succeed.

UVic's PR program offered in Vancouver

March 3, 1999 - UVic's highly popular certificate program in public relations is now available in the lower mainland.

Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal to speak at UVic

March 3, 1999 - One of the leading figures in modern astronomy--Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal--is coming to the University of Victoria to present a free public lecture

Media opportunities at new media conference

February 18, 1999 - Members of the media are invited to attend all sessions of the conference on New Media at UVic Feb. 21 to 23.

Minister to speak at Delgamuukw conference

February 16, 1999 - B.C.'s new Aboriginal Affairs minister, Hon. Gordon Wilson, will discuss the effect of the Delgamuukw judgement on the government of British Columbia

Prestigious sloan fellowship for UVic astronomer

February 15, 1999 - The New York City-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has selected Dr. Julio Navarro, University of Victoria astronomer, for a 1999 research fellowship.

UVic's Award-winning teachers showcased

February 4, 1999 - Members of the media are invited to attend a Celebration of Teaching, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UVic's new Centre for Innovative Teaching.

Over 45,000 CRD residents live in poverty

February 3, 1999 - Over 15 per cent of capital region citizens--a total of 45,235 people--are living in poverty according to statistics released as part of research being conducted by members of the Capital Urban Poverty Project.

University chooses names to honour contributors

February 2, 1999 - The University of Victoria's Board of Governors has taken steps to recognize the contributions of several organizations and individuals to the university.

E-commerce the focus of business law conference

February 1, 1999 - With more and more business being conducted on-line, traditional methods of regulating commerce are often inadequate or obsolete.

Impact of the Delgamuukw Decision Examined

January 28, 1999 - The December, 1997 Delgamuukw judgment continues to resonate through the discussions and negotiations over Aboriginal treaties and self-government as well as in the courts as the subject of litigation.

Flow of Galaxies Seen Across a Billion Light Years

January 28, 1999 - The Universe is lumpier than current theories suggest and the Milky Way is part of a massive flow of galaxies moving together at 2.2 million kilometres per hour toward the constellation of Vela in the southern hemisphere

UVic Student Creates Time-Saving Software Program

January 26, 1999 - A University of Victoria computer science student has developed a handy and simple software program that university students can use to assemble their course schedules in a matter of minutes.

Union Labour More Efficient

January 26, 1999 - A new national study on the country's landfills indicates Canada's dumps are rapidly reaching capacity, Ontario's landfills are the most expensive to operate and landfills with union labour are among the country's most efficient.

Media for New Millenium at Conference

January 25, 1999 -  The upcoming New Media conference at UVic will not only feature the latest in communications technology, but will use that technology to deliver its message.

Beethoven, Strauss, Wagner...Miller-VSO To Perform

January 25, 1999 - The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will perform a score by Cassandra Miller--a fourth-year composition student at the UVic School of Music--as part of VSO's Masterworks Diamond series, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Facts and face of Victoria poverty at forum

January 21, 1999 - The latest information on poverty and inequality in Victoria will be released and discussed at the public forum

Hot afterglow of galaxy formation seen in x-rays

January 18, 1999 -  Afterglow from the violent explosions that led to the creation of galaxies can still be seen today and the evidence resolves a nagging question among astronomers

UVic gala concert for the School of Music

January 12, 1999 -  Faculty members from the University of Victoria school of music present the UVic Gala Concert, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. in the fine acoustic surroundings of the University Centre's Farquhar Auditorium.

Years of Saanich Inlet's Natural History Reveale

January 6, 1999 - Two years ago the international Ocean Drilling Program's research vessel JOIDES Resolution drilled deep into the bottom of Saanich Inlet and took samples of age-old sediment for research