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UVic team removes barriers to ocean kayaking

December 19, 2002 - Ocean kayaking could soon be the sport of choice for paraplegics, thanks to the creativity of some UVic mechanical engineering students.

Vikes rower wins prestigious Rhodes scholarship

December 18, 2002 - The stroke of the UVic varsity eight rowing team, Emily Poupart is this year's recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, awarded by the province of Quebec. Poupart from Jonquiere, Quebec will leave UVic at the end of the school y

UVic experts try to rescue Mayan dialect

December 16, 2002 - Two UVic linguistic experts will be traveling to Mexico in the new year to help preserve a Mayan dialect, thanks to a research grant of 345,000 Euro (more than $500,000 Cdn) from the Volkswagen Foundation—one of only 10 that the Fo

UVic employees recognized for improvements

December 13, 2002 -  UVic employees who have made the university a great place to work and learn are being presented with the first annual President’s Distinguished Service Awards.

UVic kicks off year-long celebrations

December 11, 2002 -  2003 will be a year of festivities at UVic as the university celebrates its 40th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the founding of its predecessor, Victoria College.

Mistletoe is lifelong passion of UVic biologist

December 11, 2002 -  There’s much, much more to mistletoe than the famous Christmas kissing tradition, says UVic’s Dr. Job Kuijt.

International society award to engineering prof

December 5, 2002 -  Dr. Jim Collins, an adjunct faculty member of UVic’s department of electrical and computer engineering, is the winner of a Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Oceanic Engine

Ronald Lou-Poy Elected UVic Chancellor

December 5, 2002 -  Members of the University of Victoria convocation—including alumni and faculty—have elected Ronald Lou-Poy as the university’s ninth chancellor, succeeding Norma Mickelson.

Law centre gets new lease on life in old location

December 4, 2002 -  The Law Centre student clinical program has reopened at its old location and will continue to offer legal aid services to low income clients, thanks to project funding from the Legal Services Society (LSS) and support from other

Law centre gets new lease on life in old location

December 4, 2002 -  The Law Centre student clinical program has reopened at its old location and will continue to offer legal aid services to low income clients.

Study of alternative therapies for breast cancer

December 3, 2002 -  Women with breast cancer who take mega-doses of vitamins and minerals to help battle their disease may be doing more harm than good, suggests a study led by a UVic researcher.

UVic honours community leaders

December 2, 2002 - A staunch defender of the environment, a tireless advocate for diffusing youth violence and two men who fulfilled a father’s wish to preserve indigenous languages are the 2002 recipients of UVic’s Community Leadership Awards.

$22 million grant to educate more engineers

December 2, 2002 - As part of its “double the opportunity” commitment to BC universities, the provincial government announced today that it is providing UVic with $22 million for a new engineering building.

Grant fuels researchers to probe life's secrets

December 2, 2002 -  A $9 million grant from the provincial government will help some of UVic’s leading researchers on their way to new discoveries, including what lies beneath the ocean floor, how to maintain good quality drinking water, the cause o

Assistance for students from Hong Kong and China

November 27, 2002 -  Students from Hong Kong and China now have greater opportunities to obtain an international education in Canada thanks to the establishment of the University of Victoria Hong Kong Foundation.

UVic researcher wins award for frog research

November 21, 2002 -  A UVic researcher who is hoping to find a cure for cancer by studying frogs is the winner of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)/American Chemistry Council (ACC) Early Career Award in Applied Ecolog

Highest faculty honour to law and science profs

November 13, 2002 - The first recipients of the University of Victoria Distinguished Professorships, the highest academic honour that the university can bestow on a faculty member, are Prof. Gerry Ferguson (law) and Dr. Larry Yore (curriculum an

Federal program contributes to UVic brain gain

November 12, 2002 -  Four new Canada Research Chairs are coming to UVic as part of the federal government’s effort to attract and retain top university researchers at Canadian universities.

Fall Convocation Honours New Grads

November 8, 2002 -  Nearly 1,100 degree recipients will don gowns and mortar-boards for convocation ceremonies Nov. 12 and 13 at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

UVic names top business co-op student

November 6, 2002 - Cyril Elbers is truly an international man. At 24, he speaks five languages and has spent more time abroad than most diplomats. He is also a busy man, taking two concurrent degrees at UVic—a bachelor of commerce and

Researchers build tricycle for blind children

November 1, 2002 -  A tricycle developed by a group of UVic researchers enables sight-impaired children between the ages of three to six to ride around freely, without the worry of colliding with walls or other obstacles.

Oceanographer receives honorary degree from UVic

October 30, 2002 -  One of the world’s foremost oceanographers will be awarded an honorary degree at the University of Victoria’s fall convocation, November 12-13.

Chinese University President Visits UVic

October 28, 2002 - East China Normal University President Dr. Wang Jianpan will visit UVic Oct. 28-30 to celebrate 20 years of academic exchange between the two universities.

CFI Grants Boost Research of Two Young Profs

October 22, 2002 -  Two recently recruited UVic faculty members have been awarded start-up research funding totalling almost $400,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

UVic to Elect New Chancellor, Senators

October 21, 2002 -  Voting begins today and continues until Nov. 29 as members of the University of Victoria convocation elect the university’s ninth chancellor and four representatives to the UVic Senate.

Ethical issues confronted at Bioethics Conference

October 15, 2002 -  The ethical issues associated with health-related research and care are never-ending and daunting and they´ll be confronted head on by delegates attending "Ethical Challenges Across the Lifespan," the 14th annual co

UVic Researcher Named Michael Smith Scholar

October 8, 2002 -  Dr. Irving Rootman, one of the architects of federal health policy aimed at promoting good health, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Aboriginal Justice Fund Addresses Tough Issues

October 7, 2002 - B.C. Aboriginal, legal and community leaders have thrown their support behind a campaign to fund an Educational Endowment for Aboriginal Justice at UVic’s law faculty.

University Authorizes Sale of Williams Residence

October 3, 2002 -  After more than a year of consultation and review, the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors has freed Heritage Realty Properties Ltd., the company established by the university to administer the major assets provided from t

University Seeks Public Input on Campus Plan

October 2, 2002 -  UVic’s draft campus plan will undergo an extensive round of public consultation this fall. This round includes open houses on Oct. 19 and 28 as well as theme-based Little Shuswap Grads Set High Standards

October 1, 2002 -  Graduates among most highly qualified child care professionals in the province

UVic Awards Seniors Who Make a Difference

September 27, 2002 -  Four seniors who have spent decades improving the lives of others in the capital region are the winners of the UVic centre on aging’s 2002 Valued Elder Recognition Award.

Young Entrepreneurs Put Business Plans on the Line

September 26, 2002 -  The Greater Victoria Entrepreneurs’ Challenge (GVEC) is back for a second year, offering young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn more about business and to finance their ideas in the process.

Ten Local Seniors Nominated for Valued Elder Award

September 17, 2002 -  Ten women and men who have spent decades improving the lives of others in the capital region are nominees for the 2002 Valued Elder Recognition Award.

Researchers Find Canyon Full of Methane Hydrates

September 9, 2002 -  Canada may have another energy resource, thanks to a discovery made by an ocean researcher at the University of Victoria.

Conference Sets Agenda for Science Literacy

September 5, 2002 -  Public understanding of science is increasingly important as societies struggle with a wide range of issues from reproduction technologies to global warming. The relationship between science and language is critical to establishin

UVic Presents First Annual Legacy Awards

September 5, 2002 -  A special awards dinner recognizing the achievements of distinguished alumni, an outstanding professor, and the first inductees into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame will be held on the evening of Nov. 4 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Cruise for Courses at Cont. Studies Open House

August 29, 2002 -  Thinking of doing some mind-expansion this fall but not sure where to turn?

Historian Studies Scholars Saved from Nazi Europe

August 23, 2002 - While researching the development of radar in Britain, UVic military historian Dr. David Zimmerman noticed that many of the scientists involved were also part of another British organization, the Society for the Protection of

Conference Explores Japanese (-Canadian) Identity

August 16, 2002 -  From Aug. 22-24, leading Japanese-Canadians, international scholars, governmental and nongovernmental officials and others will gather at the University of Victoria for a conference on “Changing Japanese Identities in Multicultura

UVic Prof Wins Botanical Award

August 15, 2002 - UVic ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner has received Canada’s highest botany award for her contributions to Canadian ethnobotany. The Lawson Medal, issued by the Canadian Botanical Association, is that group’s most pres

Engineering Prof Rated World's Best Grad Teacher

August 13, 2002 -  Dr. Vijay K. Bhargava, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Victoria, is the winner of the 2002 IEEE Graduate Teaching Award.

Conference Considers Children as Partners

August 12, 2002 -  Throughout the world, children are subject to laws, conditions, and situations that affect them profoundly but offer little opportunity for input by the youngsters themselves. This week, international experts will gather at UVic t

Justice System Ignores Abused Women

August 8, 2002 -  A University of Victoria study says abused women aren’t being listened to and therefore aren’t getting the help they need. 

Service With a Smile, but not for the Worker

July 29, 2002 - Personal service work may make customers feel good, but what does it mean for the worker’s health? That’s what researchers at the University of Victoria intend to find out in a three-year study of Victoria’s hairstylists, sex worke

Treating Pregnancy Like a Disease Costly

July 22, 2002 -  Smaller birthing centres that actively involve women in the childbirth process are in the best interests of the economy and patients, according to UVic sessional psychology and nursing instructor Dr. Rory Coughlan.

Project Targets Canadians' Attitudes on Water Use

July 17, 2002 - For the next two years, UVic’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance will lead a network of researchers, administrators, politicians and activists from across Canada in an examination of water usage and create a regulatory and pri

UVic Engineers Speak at International Symposium

July 12, 2002 - Energy and the environment, fuel cells and crystal growth are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the 13th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena July 14-18, 2002 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

UVic Prof Wins Award for Research Excellence

July 8, 2002 -  Dr. Holly Tuokko, a psychologist with UVic’s centre on aging, is being granted the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Senior Investigator Award.

CFI Funds Three Young Profs

July 4, 2002 -  Three recently recruited UVic faculty members have been granted research start-up funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The grants are worth more than $500,000 in total.

Teens Taught Engineering 101 by UVic Students

July 3, 2002 -  During July and August Go WEST (Women Engineering Students of Tomorrow), a program run by UVic engineering students, is offering seven conferences aimed at giving interested students a greater exposure to engineering and a

Royal Society of Canada Gains Two UVic Faculty

June 27, 2002 - Dr. Michael Asch (anthropology) and Dr. Bill Valgardson (writing) are UVic’s newest fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, considered Canada’s most prestigious academic accolade. They are among this year’s 64 new fellows ann

UVic Leads National Study on Fall Prevention

June 26, 2002 - The University of Victoria is receiving $200,000 from Health Canada’s Population Health Fund to conduct a two-year national study on fall prevention among the elderly in long-term care settings.

UVic Awarded Four More Canada Research Chairs

June 25, 2002 -  The University of Victoria is experiencing a brain gain with today’s announcement that three of its new faculty members—from the United States, Australia and the Netherlands—and one current faculty member are receiving Cana

Exceptional Educator Wins 3M Fellowship

June 14, 2002 -  UVic’s vice-president academic and provost is one of only 10 Canadian university educators named as this year’s 3M Teaching Fellows.

Researchers Harness Technology for Health Care

June 10, 2002 -  UVic is the lead institution in a national health research training program to educate PhD and post-doctoral graduate students about health informatics—the use of information technology in health care delivery systems.

Global Experts Speak On Service Excellence

June 10, 2002 - Most organizations recognize that the key to retaining current customers and attracting new ones is by providing each with unforgettable experiences. Just how to do this is what some of the world’s leading experts on service excell

UVic Grads Recieve PM's Teaching Award

June 6, 2002 -  Graduates of UVic’s faculties of education and fine arts are a major presence in this year’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

UVic Students Win Michael Smith Research Awards

June 6, 2002 - Five UVic graduate students are among the second round recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research trainee awards announced today at the Foundation’s Vancouver office.

UVic Grads Celebrate

June 4, 2002 -  More than 3,800 students will graduate at UVic’s spring 2002 convocation this week.

Breast Cancer Conference at UVic

May 31, 2002 -  Researchers and medical professionals will share the stage with breast cancer survivors and their supporters at this conference, which examines all aspects of breast cancer prevention, treatment and the overall impact

UVic Launches Transportation Demand Study

May 30, 2002 -  Over half of the cars heading to campus each day contain just one person and UVic wants to develop a strategy to encourage commuters to use different forms of transportation.

Federal and Volunteer Sector workers swap jobs

May 29, 2002 -  A new exchange program aimed at developing greater mutual understanding between federal government departments and voluntary organizations gives workers in both sectors the opportunity to swap jobs for a year.

UVic seeks input on campus plan

May 29, 2002 -  What will the UVic campus look like in the next 15 years and how will that serve students and the community? These are just some of the questions being asked by UVic’s campus development committee in relation to its $5 Entrepreneurs Reap Financial Rewards

May 27, 2002 - Six students turned a five-dollar investment into a $2,000 profit in just 10 days this month to win the 2002 Peter Thomas Innovation Project Award in the UVic business faculty’s entrepreneurship program annual competition.

Play Promises Harsh Language and Hard Facts

May 24, 2002 -  A play currently being staged for students at three Victoria area schools about sexuality and HIV prevention will be presented at two public performances in June.

Researchers get $9.3 Million in Federal Grants

May 24, 2002 -  In the NSERC competition results announced this morning, UVic’s scientists and engineers have been awarded nearly $8 million.

New Spectrometer Aids Chemistry Research

May 23, 2002 -  University of Victoria researchers can now peer into the structure of molecules in finer detail than ever before, thanks to a sophisticated new instrument recently acquired by the university’s chemistry department.

UVic Approves Medical, Continuing Studies Building

May 21, 2002 -  New buildings for UVic’s Island Medical Program (IMP) and continuing studies moved closer to construction this week. The university’s board of governors approved the program of requirements for a new medical building and the desig

UVic Prof is Canada's Top Nurse Researcher

May 14, 2002 - Dr. Elaine Gallagher, a professor at the University of Victoria’s school of nursing and centre on aging, has been named the top nurse researcher in Canada by the Canadian Association of Nurse Researchers.

Admission Requirements Rise At UVic

May 13, 2002 -  An increase in applications to UVic for the 2002-03 academic year and more returning students means UVic’s admission cut-off for the upcoming winter session is rising.

UVic Gets Economy Research Funding

May 10, 2002 -  UVic researchers have been awarded nearly $600,000 in research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Initiative on the New Economy.

Survey Explores Internet Relationships

May 1, 2002 - A study on Web use by Dr. Sylvain Boies, a psychologist in UVic's counselling services department, shows that people are complementing their real lives with the Internet to the point where reality and virtual reality co-exist.

UVic Volunteers Talk the Talk

April 18, 2002 -  Each year 12,000 Victoria residents learn about everything from black bears and bullfrogs to plants and parenting thanks to the volunteers from UVic’s Speakers Bureau.

UVic seeks Employers for ESL experience

April 17, 2002 -  Local employers can receive federal wage assistance for short-term employees and help unify Canada this summer by participating in the Languages at Work program through UVic’s English Language Centre.

Plant Sale

April 16, 2002 -  The UVic Plant Sale to support Finnerty Gardens will be on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McKinnon Gym.

Provincial Parks and Wilderness Laws Insufficient

April 15, 2002 - A new report card evaluating the laws that are supposed to protect Canada's most outstanding wild places gives most provincial governments a failing grade.

UVic Awards 7 Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2002 -  An astronaut, a veteran journalist and a former federal cabinet minister are among seven lifetime achievers who will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria’s 2002 spring convocation, June 5-7.

Greenhouse Boosts Forest Research

April 10, 2002 - Forest biology research at UVic has taken a major leap forward with the opening today of the new Bev Glover Greenhouse Facility.

UVic Awarded Two More Canada Research Chairs

March 28, 2002 - Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, founding director of UVic's Indigenous Governance Program, and Dr. Colin Bradley, director of UVic's Laboratory for Automation, Communications and Information Research (LACIR), have been awarded

UVic moves to protect quality of education

March 25, 2002 -  The UVic Board of Governors today approved a budget framework for the university for 2002-03 that increases full-time undergraduate tuition.

Calling all UVic Education Grads

March 25, 2002 - All UVic education graduates, including graduates of the Provincial Normal School (some 6,000 of whom live on lower Vancouver Island), are invited to attend a reception to launch the new Faculty of Education Alumni Chapter.

Couple Leave Legacy of Life-Long Work to UVic

March 22, 2002 -  Wally and Florence Wilkinson once flipped burgers on storm-tossed freighters, toiled in banks and worked in commission sales to amass their life savings.

Festival Brings UVic and Community Together

March 21, 2002 -  Lectures, films, music and even some spring flowers are all part of the upcoming 2002 UVic Community Festival--a series of special events both on and off campus and to highlight UVic's links to the community.

UVic Part of Expanded Medical Education Program

March 15, 2002 -  Future doctors will soon be studying in Victoria as part of the expanded medical education program announced today by the provincial government.

Conference Examines First Nations Reconciliation

March 12, 2002 - Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders and scholars from around the world will gather at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver March 19--22 to examine the nature of reconciliation between peoples and governments.

VIVA Children's Choirs

March 12, 2002 -  The sounds of children's voices will reverberate through the halls of UVic's MacLaurin building starting this fall as the result of a new partnership between the UVic faculty of education and Victoria's renowned VIVA cho

UVic Climate Researcher Wins Killam Fellowship

March 12, 2002 - UVic climate researcher Dr. Andrew Weaver is one of 17 Canadian researchers to win a prestigious Killam Research Fellowship for 2002.

Drama, Discussion Part of HIV Prevention

March 5, 2002 -  A new four-part play where actors and their young audience members engage in frank discussions about sexuality and HIV prevention will be offered in four Victoria schools in May.

Outstanding Students Recognized

February 26, 2002 - UVic students who are leaders in the classroom, in athletics and in their communities are among this year's recipients of the university's Blue and Gold Circle awards for combining solid scholastic achievement with community involvement.

Renewal Energy Plan for Race Rocks

February 21, 2002 - The Race Rocks Marine Protected Area may be able to harness the power of the sea for its energy needs thanks to an alternative energy plan laid out in a UVic mechanical engineering student's master's thesis.

Seniors Offered Research Glimpse at Forum

February 11, 2002 - UVic's centre on aging is offering a peek at research-in-progress at the centre's 2002 Community Forum "Giving Voice to Seniors through Research" on Feb. 21

Lufthansa Sponsors a UVic Web site

February 5, 2002 - An award-winning Web site created by Dr. Peter Gölz of the department of Germanic and Russian studies has attracted the sponsorship of Lufthansa Canada.

UVic Study Solves Mystery of Last Ice Age

January 31, 2002 - Why was earth's climate so much more erratic during the ice age than it has been for the last 10,000 years?

$8.7 Million in New Support for UVic Research

January 30, 2002 - The Canada Foundation for Innovation will provide funding of $8.7 million for five new UVic science and engineering initiatives, federal Minister of Industry Allan Rock announced today in Vancouver.

Health Should Determine Drivers' Ability

January 10, 2002 - Using age as the sole determinant for driver testing is unfair and possibly discriminatory, according to a new study led by Dr. Holly Tuokko from UVic's centre on aging.

Nurses Not Heard on Issue of Health Care

January 9, 2002 -  Nurses Not Heard on Issue of Health Care Restructuring

Browse for Courses at Open House

January 3, 2002 - Do you need help to keep those new year's resolutions to study a new language, upgrade your professional skills, or engage your mind in stimulating new thoughts, information and ideas?

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