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Early Christmas Gift for UVic Astronomers

December 22, 2000 -  John Criswick, a Victoria-raised software developer with a background in astronomy, has provided the UVic astronomy and astrophysics group with its largest ever private donation


Sensation Seekers Likely to Live Addictive Lives

December 18, 2000 - 'Tis the season for over-indulgence, when advertisers encourage consumers to spend too much, eat too much and drink too much


Cont. Studies Calendar--Wealth of Opportunities

December 14, 2000 - Travel in the footsteps of Dante in a rare opportunity to explore Medieval Florence, or tackle some of today's most critical business issues at a UVic Power Breakfast Business Seminar


UVic Honours Community Leaders

December 6, 2000 - Two of Victoria's leading citizens, Peter Baillie and the Rev. Bill Howie, will be honoured with UVic Community Leadership Awards at a special presentation tonight at the University of Victoria's Downtown Centre


Astronomers Build 'Team Canada' or Galaxy Resear

December 4, 2000 - Canadians are helping to revolutionize computational cosmology


Gift Gives Educational Boost to Grad Students

November 23, 2000 -  UVic economics grad students can now simulate the computational power of corporations in their own computer lab, thanks to a donation by Compaq Canada.


Class of Fall 2000 Takes Centre Stage at UVic

November 20, 2000 - On Saturday, Nov. 25, more than 1,300 students will mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another when they graduate at the University of Victoria's fall convocation ceremonies.


Slaying the Dragon of African Sleeping Sickness

November 17, 2000 - UVic biochemistry professor Dr. Terry Pearson calls African sleeping sickness a sleeping dragon


Improved Response for Abused Women Goal of Gde.

November 17, 2000 - A new guide being distributed through the provincial Ministry of Health offers communities assistance in improving their response to violence against women.


UVic Experts on Federal Election

October 23, 2000 -  Dr. Michael Prince is willing to discuss social programs, health care funding and tax policy.


Two Honorary Degrees Awarded at Fall Convocation

October 23, 2000 - A well-known B.C. community leader and Canada's Supreme Court Chief Justice will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria's fall 2000 Convocation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 25.


'Bullybusters' to Speak at Victoria Harassment C

October 20, 2000 -  Mention the word 'bully' and most of us think back to childhood and that jerk who liked to push other kids around in the schoolyard.


Nobel Prize Winner Speaks at UVic

October 19, 2000 - Dr. Martin Perl, 1995 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, will provide a free public lecture Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. in room C103 of the David F. Strong Building at UVic.


UVic-Led Projects assist Argentina and Thailand

October 13, 2000 - UVic-led projects to assist communities in Thailand and Argentina have been awarded $1.5 million in funding by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


Trudeau Portraitist Featured in Art Exhibition

October 4, 2000 - Myfanwy Pavelic, renowned for her portraits of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, will be among a veritable 'who's who' of Canadian artists from the Saanich Peninsula featured at a special art exhibition


'Green' Campus Advocates To Meet

September 20, 2000 - Blue boxes and energy efficient buildings are a good start, but there's increasing pressure on universities to imbed environmental responsibility in the core of their academic, financial and operational plans.


Global Perspective Earns National Award

September 19, 2000 -  The UVic Faculty of Business has won the Award for Excellence in Internationalization from Scotiabank and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.


Rare Birds Nesting In Watershed

September 8, 2000 - Rare and threatened marbled murrelets have been found nesting in the Sooke Hills, a few kilometres from Victoria.


Citizens Get Guidebook For Clean Air Fight

August 22, 2000 - Citizens concerned about deteriorating air quality in their neighbourhoods now have a guidebook to help them clean up the atmosphere


Developing Robots For Inner and Outer Space

August 4, 2000 - The ocean, teeming with life, and the lifeless reaches of outer space are both airless, low-gravity environments into which it is dangerous and expensive to send humans.


Links Between Environment And Health Examined

August 3, 2000 - The federal government's decision to strengthen ties between the ministries of environment and health in developing policies and research initiatives fits well with the research being conducted at the University of Victoria.


Nunavut Students Will Earn Law Degree From UVic

August 2, 2000 - Students in the remote new territory of Nunavut will be able to earn law degrees from UVic through a partnership program that's the first of its kind in Canada.


UVic Concerence Attracts Top Cosmologists

July 31, 2000 - Established figures and young researchers will meet at UVic August 21-25 to trade theories about galaxiesand the large-scale computer simulations that attempt to show how vast communities of stars such as the Milky Way form and evolve.


UVic Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Boost

July 26, 2000 - Four research initiatives at UVic have today been awarded infrastructure support totalling $1.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.


Two Outstanding Teachers Win 3M Fellowships

July 24, 2000 - Two outstanding UVic teachers are among only 10 Canadian university educators named as this year's 3M Teaching Fellows.


UVic Researcher Studies B.C. Bullfrog Invasion

July 24, 2000 - Big, green, bug-eyed aliens with huge appetites are invading southern Vancouver Island.


Workshops Add New Dimension To Campus Tour

July 17, 2000 - New University of Victoria students will learn more about the campus and how to become connected during this year's New Student Orientation Program.


Two UVic Scholars Elected To Royal Society

July 14, 2000 - Two UVic faculty members have just joined the ranks of Canada's academic elite.


Website Offers Virtual Tour Of Racist Underside

July 5, 2000 - The History of Racialization Group at the University of Victoria will launch 'An Imperial Paradise? An Alternative Walking Tour of Victoria, B.C.' on the Web at a party starting at 7 p.m. July 6, 2000


Unique Program For Parents

July 4, 2000 - New university students are not the only people adjusting to unfamiliar experiences at the start of term.


Business Profs Near Top In Research Productivity

July 4, 2000 - Top-notch research published by Canadian business professors may be declining overall, but the productivity of the University of Victoria's faculty of business is rising rapidly.


Desktop Galaxies: Computers Model The Cosmos

June 30, 2000 - Albert Einstein said the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.


Sports Complex Named For Long Time Supporter

June 26, 2000 - UVic has renamed its Gordon Head sports complex after Victoria businessman and lawyer Ian H. Stewart, a long-time supporter of the university.


Nominations Sought For Outstanding Educ. Grads

June 15, 2000 - The faculty of education is soliciting nominations of outstanding UVic education grads for the 2000 Distinguished Education Alumni Awards.


Better Security

June 14, 2000 - Electronic maintenance and movement of patient health records provides the potential for multi-media, comprehensive records throughout a patient's lifetime.


Prof Fights "Brain Drain"

June 9, 2000 - Despite the so-called brain drain there is still a cadre of world-class researchers who call Canada home.


UVic's Class of 2000 Takes The Stage

June 1, 2000 - Nearly 2,600 students will don gowns and mortarboards next week during spring 2000 convocation ceremonies at UVic.


Penicillin Research May Lead To New Drugs

May 19, 2000 - Twenty years ago Dr. Edward Ishiguro came up with a solution to a problem that had stumped scientists since the discovery of penicillin in 1928.


New VP Development and External Relations Named

May 18, 2000 - UVic has a new Vice President Development and External Relations


Warm Water Woes

May 16, 2000 -  Whether it's plankton, salmon or grey whales, marine life seems to be under increasing stress as ocean temperatures rise from Juan de Fuca Strait to the Gulf of Alaska.


Board Passes First Good News Budget In Six Years

May 16, 2000 - For the first time in six years, the University of Victoria's Board of Governors has approved a budget framework for the university that provides new resources for programs and services.


Seven Honorary Degrees At June Convocation

May 11, 2000 - A former federal cabinet minister, a Shuswap elder and a world-renowned mathematician are among seven individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria's 2000 spring convocation, June 7-9.


Weather Experts To Gather In Victoria

May 9, 2000 - Hundreds of national and international experts in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, climate and hydrography will descend on UVic May 29 to June 2 to discuss the role of the Pacific Ocean in climate and weather conditions.


Profs Key Participants In Int'l Science Ed Projec

May 4, 2000 - Two UVic education professors are key members of an international team recently awarded a $5.9 million(US) National Science Foundation (NSF) grant


UVic Plant Sale May 7

April 18, 2000 - The annual University of Victoria Plant Sale is on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the floor of McKinnon Gym becomes one giant nursery for a day.


UVic Decision Re: Dr. Jean Veevers

April 14, 2000 - The University of Victoria's Board of Governors has endorsed UVic President Dr. David Strong's recommendation to dismiss sociology professor Dr. Jean Veevers.


Outspoken "Science Guy" Named Academic Of Year

April 12, 2000 - University of Victoria chemistry professor Dr. Reg Mitchell has been named Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. (CUFA/BC).


Founding Culture To Be Celebrated In Mural

April 7, 2000 - A mural celebrating Métis culture will soon join other works of art on campus representing the cultures of the area's Aboriginal people.


Climate Change, Seafood Impacts and Latest Science

April 5, 2000 - Warmer oceans, climate change and their consequences for seafood abundance and weather patterns will be on the table for two upcoming conferences on campus co-sponsored by the UVic Centre for Earth and Ocean Research.


West Coast Fishery Most Unethical, Report States

March 30, 2000 - If Canada's coastal fisheries were measured in ethical terms instead of by tonnage or monetary value, fisheries on the west coast would score significantly worse than those on the east coast.


Calling All UVic Grads!

March 23, 2000 - Are you one of the 20,000 UVic alumni living in the Greater Victoria area?


Artist's Family Dances Part of Special Evening

March 23, 2000 - Family members of First Nations artist and UVic graduate Francis Dick will present a special performance at UVic Centre on April 3 in honour of the artist's current exhibition at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery.


Public Invited To Share Views With Buzz Hargrove

March 23, 2000 - Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove is the keynote speaker at a joint faculty of business and Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on-campus luncheon.


Discuss Canada's Economic Future With CEO's

March 23, 2000 -  Members of the public are invited to attend a 'CEO Millennium Panel' to discuss the economic future of B.C. and Canada and overcoming barriers to prosperity with some of the country's top business leaders.


Grant Assures UVic Students 'Super Power' Status

March 21, 2000 - A group of UVic students is headed to the Big Apple next month to experience life as the world's remaining super power in the grueling National Model U. N. competition.


Something for Everyone at Millennium Festival

March 17, 2000 - The line-up of public events for UVic's Millennium Festival April 1-7 offers something for everyone--from gardeners and star-gazers to music lovers and art afficianados.


Law School Benefits From $1M Nat'l Awards Program

March 13, 2000 - One of Canada's largest law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has established a $1 million National Scholarship and Awards Program to help finance the costs of legal education for exceptional and deserving students


Life, Love And Dinner--At Dunsmuir Dinner Theatre

March 13, 2000 - Anyone who's ever been in any kind of relationship will enjoy the Norm Foster play Wrong For Each Other, presented as dinner theatre for two performances at UVic's Dunsmuir Lodge conference centre, April 4 and 5 as part of UVic's Millennium Festival


Art, Songs and Dance Reflect Artist's Life

March 10, 2000 - First Nations artist and UVic graduate Francis Dick will share her family traditions and her creativity during a retrospective of her art at the Maltwood Art Gallery and Museum


Three Great Teachers

March 6, 2000 - The UVic Alumni Association has selected this year's recipients of its Awards for Excellence in Teaching.


Second Major Award for UVic Entrepreneurship

February 23, 2000 - For the second time in six months, the entrepreneurship program offered by the UVic faculty of business has prevailed in an award competition pitting it against some of the largest and richest American universities.


Retiring VAITeC CEO Received Hyperion Award

February 23, 2000 - Bob Skene is the recipient of this year's Hyperion award.


Honorary Degrees to be Given at Millenium Festival

February 14, 2000 - Twelve outstanding men and women, whose significant contributions to society in the 20th century will continue to shape the new one, will receive honorary degrees at a special convocation on April 7.


Research Project Addresses Communities in Crisis

February 10, 2000 - Researchers at UVic, Memorial University, and the University of Calgary will be trying to untangle and understand the complex web of social, economic and environmental interrelations at the heart of threatened coastal communities.


Home Care For People With Disabilities

February 10, 2000 -  Like all clients of the Capital Health Region, people with a disability are served by health care workers committed to a 'client centred' approach.


New Website Designed For Teenage Girl Surfers

February 9, 2000 - Linda Coupal wants teenage girls to start their Internet surfing in friendly waters.


Tree Rings Predict Water Shortages/Salmon Decline

February 8, 2000 - A UVic graduate student has linked tree growth patterns to climate changes on the West Coast.


Fit For The Queen

February 3, 2000 - Robert Kwan, a fourth-year undergraduate organ student at UVic's school of music, will be taking up residence at Windsor Castle this September after winning a scholarship to study in historic St. George's Chapel.


Time Capsule Treasures Sought For Educ. Project

February 3, 2000 - UVic's faculty of education is on a treasure hunt--but the treasure isn't buried yet.


First Nations Students Earn ECE Certificates

February 3, 2000 - The pursuit of post-secondary studies is difficult for residents of remote communities but a partnership between UVic's school of child and youth care and the Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba makes it possible.


Festival Showcases Outstanding Achievement

January 27, 2000 - UVic will celebrate the new millennium April 1 to 7 with a week-long festival of events focusing on the outstanding achievements of individuals from all walks of life