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E-Day Boosts European Identity

December 18, 2001 -  On 1 January, 2002, 12 European Union countries will start using the Euro banknotes and coins.

New Courses Address Post-September 11 Questions

December 14, 2001 - Looking for answers to questions raised by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent war against terrorism?

UVic Grad Awarded 2002 Rhodes Scholarship

December 5, 2001 - David Claus, who graduated from UVic this year with a degree in mechanical engineering, has been selected the B.C. recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for 2002.

Victims of Violence Remembered

December 4, 2001 - An upcoming UVic memorial service to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will honour the 14 young women who were killed at Montréal's Ecole Polytechnique

UVic Honours Community Leaders

December 3, 2001 - Three of Victoria's leading citizens will be honoured on December 4 with 2001 UVic Community Leadership Awards.

Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications

December 3, 2001 - Dr. Vijay Bhargava, UVic electrical and electronic engineering professor, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in wireless communications.

TELUS and UVic form five-year alliance

November 29, 2001 - TELUS and the University of Victoria have signed a five-year agreement

UVic Salutes The Class of Fall 2001

November 21, 2001 - On Saturday, Nov. 24 almost 1,200 students will mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another when they graduate at UVic's fall convocation ceremonies.

Easier to Measure the Effects of Brain Injury

November 20, 2001 - What if you could take a snapshot of your ailments and then use it to chart improvements in your health?

Honorary degree presented in Hong Kong

November 15, 2001 -  A lifetime of public service was recognized today when UVic conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on Sultan Vicwood K. T. Chong

Canwest Global Gift Gives Fine Arts a Boost

October 30, 2001 - UVic visual arts students now have the capacity to produce professional quality digital films thanks to a $250,000 gift of equipment and funding from CanWest Global Foundation.

Sex Workers: Inside the Hidden Trade

October 25, 2001 -  A new study, conducted by UVic and the Prostitutes Empowerment, Education and Resource Society (PEERS), is providing fresh insight on what it is like to be a sex worker in the capital region.

BC Cancer Agency, UVic Join Forces to Fight Cancer

October 10, 2001 -  Cancer research and education on Vancouver Island got a shot in the arm today with the signing of an agreement between the University of Victoria and the BC Cancer Agency

UVic Awards Four Honorary Degrees This Fall

October 9, 2001 - Two prominent businessmen, one of Canada's foremost music educators, and a national advocate for children's rights will receive honorary degrees this fall from the University of Victoria.

Planet hunter gives UVic lecture

October 5, 2001 - Dr. Paul Butler will talk about his prominent role in the discovery of planets beyond our solar system

Open Air Exhibit Provides Wondrous Walk

October 1, 2001 - Experience the history of earth's evolution through an open air exhibit on display at UVic from Oct. 3 to 10.

Mind-Reading Device for the Disabled Tested

September 26, 2001 - An ambitious University of Victoria-based research project may one day allow people with severe disabilities to communicate more effectively and independently

UVic Awards Local Senior Volunteers

September 25, 2001 - The love of a dog named Toby has made Sadey Guy an award winner.

Social Workers Study the Surge in "Grannycare"

September 21, 2001 - Whatever you call it, it's an increasing trend among a group of women who are all-but-invisible to census takers, policy analysts and child welfare agencies.

UVic Seeks Community Response to Strategic Plan

September 20, 2001 - After extensive on-and off-campus consultation, UVic's planning and priorities committee has released its blueprint for the university's future and wants feedback from the public.

UVic Students Receive Top Research Award

September 13, 2001 - Three University of Victoria students will be among the 78 scholars who will receive the inaugural Michael Smith Trainee Awards at a ceremony

Law Welcomes 1st Year Nunavut Satellite Students

September 4, 2001 - The traditional ceremony launching the first day of classes at UVic's law faculty included a few extra guests today

Endowment for Law Students and Aboriginal Justice

August 28, 2001 -  A $1 million grant from the Law Foundation of B.C. to UVic's faculty of law will help law students tackle the complex legal issues affecting relations between Canada's aboriginal and non-aboriginal populations.

Williams Estate Provides Incredible Opportunity

August 16, 2001 - The University of Victoria is the main beneficiary of the estate of Michael Williams--the respected Victoria heritage property developer, patron of the arts and philanthropist who passed away Nov. 9, 2000

Mind Expansion is Possible!

August 9, 2001 - Get ready to learn! The new fall 2001 Continuing Studies calendar contains over 160 courses to expand the intellect

Way to keep young women in PE classes

July 20, 2001 -  Give young women a say in what gets their hearts racing, and chances are they'll be more willing to sweat it out in Grade 11 and 12 physical education classes.

New Book Challenges Stereotypes of Teen Moms

July 17, 2001 -  The stereotype that poor, minority group teenage girls ruin their lives when they get pregnant is challenged in a new book by UVic psychology professor Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater.

Women Encouraged To Find Their Inner Engineer

July 12, 2001 -  The UVic engineering students behind Go West want to inspire more young women to become engineers.

Friendship Skills to Support Diversity in Schools

July 6, 2001 - Colourful hand-drawn cards hang on the walls of Dr. Lily Dyson's office at UVic.

Province-Wide System Urged to Report Falls

July 6, 2001 - Falls in care facilities happen with startling regularity. Each year, the extended and intermediate care residents at the 273-bed Oak Bay Lodge fall down a combined total of 1,000 times.

Falls in Care Homes Break Hearts and Bones

July 3, 2001 -  A slippery floor, a loose shoe, a wobbly walker can all lead to a life-altering fall for long-term care residents.

UVic and UBC to Team up to Ease Doctor Shortage

June 27, 2001 - Future doctors could soon be studying in Victoria as part of a joint initiative between the University of Victoria and UBC to take provincial medical education beyond the Lower Mainland core.

Ceremony for Indigenous People of Northern Japan

June 26, 2001 - A delegation of the Ainu people (the indigenous people of Japan) will be welcomed to UVic in a formal greeting ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Charles Elliott Transformation pole

Nominees Announced for Valued Elder Award

June 25, 2001 - A dozen women and men whose legacy of volunteer service in the capital region represents decades of dedication to improving the lives of others are the nominees for the 2001 Valued Elder Recognition Award.

UVic Geographer Maps the Development of Oak Bay

June 25, 2001 - UVic urban geographer Dr. Larry McCann has always had a passion for Oak Bay. He grew up playing roller hockey in the parking lot of Oak Bay's municipal hall.

Unveiling of Millennium Time Capsule at UVic

June 20, 2001 - Journalists are invited to attend the colourful unveiling and dedication of the 2001 Millennium Time Capsule

Focus on Falls at International Conference

June 18, 2001 - Each year, falls-related injuries to older Canadians cost the country's health care system about $2.8 billion.

Nurses' Essential to Repair Health Care System

June 15, 2001 - The provincial government must respect and listen to nurses on the front lines of health care delivery if it wants to be successful in its promise to improve B.C.'s health care system

A New Way of Looking at the Universe

June 12, 2001 - Gravitational waves are the cosmic phenomena predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity but never directly proven in an experiment.

Should Seniors Worry About Memory Lapse?

June 11, 2001 -  Baby boomers like to call them 'seniors' moments'--those frustrating, momentary memory lapses when a normally sharp, agile mind suddenly goes blank.

Do Memory Lapses Portend Future Mental Decline?

June 8, 2001 - They're the bane of baby boomers--those frustrating, momentary memory lapses when a normally sharp, agile mind goes suddenly blank.

UVic Grads have High Marks and Big Dreams

May 29, 2001 - Almost 2,500 students will graduate at the University of Victoria's spring 2001 convocation ceremonies on June 6--8.

Championing Children's Rights

May 25, 2001 - Childhood is universal. Regardless of culture, social status, geography or any of the other differences separating human beings, we were all once children.

Balanced Budget Brings Scholarship Boost

May 17, 2001 - The University of Victoria's Board of Governors has approved a break-even budget for UVic for 2001-02 that increases funding for student scholarships by $500,000.

Law Dean Named New Vice President Academic

May 16, 2001 - The University of Victoria has a new vice president academic and provost -- Prof. Jamie Cassels, a member of the University of Victoria's faculty of law since 1981 and dean of law since 1999.

Post-Election Commentators at UVic

May 16, 2001 - The following UVic faculty members are available to talk about issues in the wake of the 2001 provincial general election

Staffing Problems Simplified

May 14, 2001 - Sometimes a job requires someone to come in and get an assignment done quickly.

23rd Int'l Conference on Software Engineering

May 10, 2001 - More than 1,000 software developers and engineers involved in research, business and education in 38 countries are heading to Toronto for the world's premier conference on software engineering.

Researchers Play Key Roles in Environment Network

May 8, 2001 -  University of Victoria researchers are playing prominent roles in three new national research networks in environmental studies

UVic Gerontologist Awarded Canada research Chair

May 1, 2001 - Dr. Neena Chappell, director of the University of Victoria Centre on Aging and faculty member in the sociology department, has been awarded a prestigious Canada Research Chair

UVic's Future: Turpin to Meet Community Leaders

May 1, 2001 -  University of Victoria President David Turpin will meet community leaders Friday in a public roundtable forum on the future of UVic beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingfisher Resort in Courtenay.

Business Prof Helps Corporations Go Green

May 1, 2001 - Corporations and environmentalists -- usually they are cast as opponents in the public mind.

UVic President Hosts Nanaimo Community Meeting

April 23, 2001 - University of Victoria President David Turpin will sit down with Nanaimo community leaders Wednesday in a roundtable forum on the future of UVic, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Coast Bastion Inn.

Youth Speak Out on Housing Needs

April 20, 2001 - According to the 1996 census over 9,000 young people in the Capital Regional District live in poverty with members of their family or on their own.

Making the Most of a Dry Situation

April 19, 2001 - The annual UVic Plant Sale will be on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McKinnon Gym

Faculty Available for Upcoming Election Comment

April 18, 2001 - Faculty available to comment on upcoming election:

Create Communities of Belonging for Children

April 18, 2001 - With all the pressures on the contemporary family, many children struggle with knowing where they belong.

Biologist Heads Major Genomics Research Project

April 10, 2001 - UVic biologist Dr. Ben Koop is one of several B.C. scientists who will benefit from $136 million in research funding announced by Genome Canada last week.

UVic June Convocation - Eight Honorary Degrees

April 6, 2001 - A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, an internationally respected astronomer, and a national advocate for the homeless are among eight individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria's 2001 spring convocation, June 6 - 8.

Leading Supercomputer Launched at UVic

April 5, 2001 -  A high performance supercomputer unmatched by any university research computer in Canada was officially launched today at the University of Victoria, where it will be used in research ranging from cancer to the cosmos.

Low-Income Women Must Influence Housing Policy

April 2, 2001 - Although 16 per cent of Victoria's women live in poverty, they have virtually no voice in developing the policies and designing the housing they need for themselves and their households

UVic to Build New High-Tech Greenhouse Facility

March 27, 2001 - Forest biology research at the University of Victoria is about to get a major boost with the addition of a new, high-tech greenhouse facility.

Go Natural and Save Water

March 26, 2001 - Gardeners can obey water restrictions and still have a flourishing garden this summer if they plant with native species this spring says ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner.

Hollywood's Gladiators closer to fact than fiction

March 19, 2001 -  Long before Russell Crowe became a major Oscar contender by fighting for his life in Gladiator, Kirk Douglas combined sandals and swordplay in the epic Spartacus.

Festival celebrates community ties

March 19, 2001 -  UVic celebrates spring with music, words and ideas and is inviting the community to join in at this year's Community Festival from March 31 to April 6.

UVic Part of National Network to Improve Literacy

March 14, 2001 - Work conducted at UVic as part of a new research network may lead to earlier identification of youngsters with reading difficulties and help them with their reading comprehension.

UVic Seeks Public Input on University's Future

February 23, 2001 - UVic is holding three town hall meetings throughout the capital region in March to seek public input on the university's plans and priorities for the future.

Who Can You Trust?

February 23, 2001 - A UVic business professor is turning the tables on trust.

Aboriginal Awareness Week Events

February 21, 2001 - Bannock baking and revolution making are just two of the items on the schedule when UVic's Native Students' Union presents "Aboriginal Awareness Week" from Feb. 26 to March 2 throughout the campus.

Researchers Receive $4 Million for Health Research

February 19, 2001 -  Over $4 million in health research grants have been awarded to UVic researchers for three projects

Attitudes on Aging Focus of Community Forum

February 13, 2001 - When aging parents need care from their children, how does that impact the family?

Funding Tops Student Engineers' Goal

February 13, 2001 - Sponsorship commitments from leading members of Canada's technology, resource and research sectors have helped generate $142,500 for the Canadian Engineering Competition, March 1-4

UVic Biologist Wins National Research Award

February 13, 2001 - University of Victoria biologist Dr. Ben Koop is looking forward to devoting 100 per cent of his time over the next two years to exploring the mysteries of the genetic universe.

Partnership Assists Community and Research

February 5, 2001 -  Clayoquot Sound is recognized worldwide for its natural beauty, special ecological significance and past disputes over conservation and logging.

Cool Connectivity at 2001 New Media Conference

January 29, 2001 - Neither William Shakespeare nor the Grinch can escape the all-pervasive influence of new media.

Need for New Generation of Canadian Scholars

January 26, 2001 - Europe is in flux, riding a wave of political and economic change unprecedented in the last 150 years, and the University of Victoria is helping Canada keep up.

Love of Teaching Led to Web Success

January 24, 2001 - Five years ago, there were few resources for teachers wanting to offer a web-based course; so UBC computer scientist Murray Goldberg developed his own.

UVic Prof Develops Leading Shakespeare Web site

January 12, 2001 -  Shakespeare's genius has reached across centuries and cultures and now, with the help of English professor Michael Best, the Bard is extending his audience via the newest medium: the Internet.