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William Residence Sold

December 16, 2003 -  The Point, the showpiece residence of the late Michael Williams on Ten Mile Point, has been sold, the University of Victoria announced today.

Why Canada Wastes Water

December 16, 2003 - Politicians need to consider low-flush toilets as politically valuable as high-profile dams, and Canada needs to mend its fragmented framework of regulatory and administrative water usage policies.

2004 Finnerty Gardens Calendar

December 10, 2003 -  Here’s a gift gardeners and naturalists will love every month of the new year.

Program to Revitalize Aboriginal Languages

December 8, 2003 - As a child attending the Duncan Indian School, Hul’qumi’num linguistic consultant Ruby Peter would sit on the swings and secretly spin tales.

Nominations invited for great alumni, teachers

December 5, 2003 -  Nominations close Jan. 30 (deadline extended) for the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UVic Alumni Association.

UVic to honour three community leaders

December 4, 2003 -  A renowned artist, a communications professional, and a doctor are the 2003 recipients of UVic’s Community Leadership Awards.

Two UVic Students Named 2004 Rhodes Scholars

December 3, 2003 -  Two UVic students have been awarded 2004 Rhodes Scholarships. Jorga Zabojova, 21, is this year’s Rhodes Scholar for British Columbia and UVic graduate student JanaLee Cherneski, 24, is one of three 2004 Rhodes Scholars from the Prairie region.

UVic Opens New Continuing Studies Building

December 1, 2003 -  When students, faculty and staff arrive for classes in UVic’s new Continuing Studies building, they’ll be able to read by natural light, shower after commuting to campus by bicycle, and teach in specially equipped language labs.

Rate of Youth Injury Worries Researchers

November 24, 2003 -  Over 40 per cent of Greater Victoria youth have been injured in the past year, and nearly 70 per cent of these were injured seriously enough to seek medical treatment, says a survey by UVic researchers.

Opening of children's art exhibit

November 19, 2003 - Members of the media are invited to join young local artists at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open “The World We Want” exhibit.

International educators grapple with teaching

November 18, 2003 -  If the UN has declared that education is a right of children, should they also have a choice in how they’re educated?

New book on history of teaching teachers in BC

November 17, 2003 -  Grizzly bears and coyotes, outhouses with no doors, one-room log schoolhouses and “a strip of cloth” for the blackboard are just some of the realities that faced newly-qualified teachers in B.C. during the first half of the 20th century.

Iraqi, Afghan and Canadian Children Share Vision

November 5, 2003 -  Thanks to a Canadian Forces flight from Kabul, a precious cargo of children’s art will arrive in Victoria from Afghanistan today.

Dr. Oscar Casiro appointment

November 4, 2003 -  Dr. Oscar Casiro has been appointed the new head of UVic's division of medical sciences and associate dean.

Supreme Court of Canada's legal decision

November 3, 2003 -  Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a landmark decision recognizing aboriginal title.

Diana Krall, honorary degree recipient

November 3, 2003 -  The University of Victoria will present degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,250 students at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 10 and 12.

Aboriginal Languages, Environment

October 29, 2003 -  The faculty of education will use a $50,000 grant to create a certificate program in First Nations Language and Culture.

Wanted: Entrepreneurial Thinkers

October 28, 2003 -  If you’re an entrepreneur or prospective entrepreneur, or a small business owner or manager, then you’ll want to take part in the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s 20th annual conference.

UVic honours research excellence

October 21, 2003 -  Whether it’s coaxing mould to mimic human proteins to make drug testing more affordable or manipulating molecules to meet the needs of faster computers, UVic researchers are making a difference in the lives of people.

Canadian forces bring children's artwork

October 21, 2003 - The Canadian Army and Air Force are working with the University of Victoria to bring together a unique project to support peace education in the world.

$62m partnership to revolutionize ocean research

October 17, 2003 -  $62.4 million in funding for the NEPTUNE Canada Project was announced today.

New addictions research centre for the province

October 15, 2003 -  The BC Addictions Foundation is providing the University of Victoria and its partners with $10 million—the university’s biggest research donation ever—to operate a research centre focused solely on addictions.

UVic launched as Centre for European Studies

October 9, 2003 -  UVic has been designated as one of five centres for European studies in Canada by the European Commission, which recently awarded the university a three-year, $300,000 grant for the UVic European Union (EU) Initiative.

Two distinguished professorships awarded at UVic

October 7, 2003 -  Historian Dr. Angus McLaren and political scientist Dr. Jim Tully are UVic’s most recent recipients of the Distinguished Professor Award, the university’s highest academic honour.

UVic ingenuity goes on display at open house

October 6, 2003 -  A tricycle that a sight-impaired child can ride.

Engineering faculty celebrates 20 years

October 2, 2003 -  Explore research laboratories, participate in an animation workshop, get up close and personal with a robot, or act like Mario Andretti and pose beside a student-designed and built race car.

First century of higher education honoured

September 25, 2003 -  The second annual Legacy Awards will be presented Monday, Nov. 24 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

UVic scores international award hat trick

September 23, 2003 -  UVic faculty and staff have earned an unprecedented three awards this year from the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).

Public invited to discuss planning process

September 10, 2003 -  Members of the community interested in how UVic plans the physical aspects of its campus have another opportunity to contribute input.

History project garners award, additional funding

September 4, 2003 -  UVic historian Dr. John Lutz and University of Toronto historian Dr. Ruth Sandwell are the winners of the 2003 Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Classics Award.

Input sought for campus traffic reduction strategy

September 3, 2003 -  Do more students mean more traffic to UVic?

Community invited to anniversary celebration

August 27, 2003 -  The entire community is invited to a two-day campus celebration on Sept. 5 and 6 to help UVic celebrate its 40th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of its predecessor, Victoria College.

Williams art legacy on public display

August 26, 2003 -  The first major public exhibit of art from the estate of Michael Williams will be held at three Victoria locations throughout September when the university presents “The Williams Legacy”.

New drinking water research lab hosts open house

August 22, 2003 -  What’s happened to drinking water quality since the Sooke reservoir dam was raised?

Report documents stress on urban water supply

August 20, 2003 -  As fires rage across parts of Canada, and heat waves tax energy and water systems throughout the world, Canada’s city-dwellers are blissfully unaware of the threats to their water supplies.

Conference illustrates the courage of children

August 19, 2003 -  A distinguished group of keynote speakers will be sharing some of their own success stories with delegates of the International Child and Youth Care conference at UVic this week.

African students see UVic for first time

August 18, 2003 -  Most students earning UVic child and youth care master´s degrees in their African communities through the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) will never set foot on campus.

UVic conference considers children's spirituality

August 13, 2003 -  Is spirituality as important to a child as food and a home? The UN thinks so, and so do up to 70 international scholars who will attend an upcoming conference August 17 to 20 at UVic.

Conference focuses on world's children and youth

August 12, 2003 -  Child-care practitioners and researchers from around the world will converge on UVic Aug. 20 to 23 to share their success stories at an international child and youth care conference.

Guidelines available for Clayoquot research

August 8, 2003 - For the past decade, the people of Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds have been the focus of attention while they respond to changes in their communities following the life-altering logging protests of the 1990s.

Aboriginal Art Virtual Exhibit

July 31, 2003 - Soon anyone with access to the Web will be able to view exceptional aboriginal art thanks to UVic anthropology professor Dr. Andrea Walsh’s online exhibit.

Passion for Butterfly Conservation

July 22, 2003 - Mid-summer is a great time to watch butterflies in the Victoria region. It’s how UVic graduate student James Miskelly spends his days.

Take the course that refreshes

July 22, 2003 -  From writing for the Web to studying the history of censorship in Canada, the new fall 2003 Continuing Studies calendar is packed with opportunities to have fun and learn.

Michael Smith Foundation - research for seniors

July 14, 2003 -  The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is giving UVic’s centre on aging $687,500 over the next three years for research-related infrastructure.

Summer camp combines fun and rehabilitation

July 14, 2003 -  It’s not always easy for children with physical challenges to participate in summer camp activities.

Inside scoop on environmental journalism at UVic

July 10, 2003 -  Want to know why environmental issues get the news coverage they do (or don’t)?

Summer Camp Goes High-tech at UVic

July 9, 2003 - School may be out for the summer, but some elementary and middle school students are going straight to university and having a blast doing it, thanks to Science Venture summer camps at UVic.

UVic presents: The five-dollar entrepreneur

July 8, 2003 - tudents who are enrolled in UVic’s Summer Entrepreneurship Program have just completed a difficult assignment: to launch a money-making business in 10 days with just five dollars.

Engineering prof named to Royal Society of Canada

June 26, 2003 -  Engineering professor Dr. Wolfgang Hoefer is UVic’s newest Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), considered Canada’s most prestigious academic accolade, and one to which scholars and scientists aspire.

UVic's new Canada research chairs

June 25, 2003 -  The University of Victoria’s latest Canada Research Chairs, announced today, will examine how biodiversity is maintained in ecological communities and illuminate the enduring contributions of Aristotelian thought.

Campus plan implementation begins

June 24, 2003 - UVic begins implementation of its new campus plan with a review of the role and structure of the university’s campus development committee (CDC).

Uvic astronomer wins Guggenheim Fellowship

June 23, 2003 -  UVic physics and astronomy professor Dr. Julio Navarro is the winner of a prestigious one-year Guggenheim Fellowship of $30,000 US.

What motivates exercisers

June 20, 2003 -  Public sector messages promoting physical activity stress the potential health benefits, while the commercial fitness industry appeals to people’s concerns about their appearance.

Discovery Parks opens new facility at UVic

June 18, 2003 -  Discovery Parks opened its newest facility today on the UVic campus.

Discovery Parks advances tech transfer at UVic

June 18, 2003 - The new Discovery Parks facility which opened today at UVic provides opportunities for partnerships between technology-based companies and the university’s research community.

New UVic researchers earn $1.3m

June 18, 2003 -  The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is awarding New Opportunities grants, worth $1,365,884, to nine researchers who have been appointed to faculty positions at UVic in the last 18 months.

Women's health issues discussed at conference

June 12, 2003 -  The old colonial empires may be disappearing from the world’s atlases but their lingering legacies still affect women’s health throughout the globe.

Province invests $3.6m in awards to researchers

June 9, 2003 - The use of satellites to monitor water quality and the creation of a public database of Canada’s historical censuses are just a few of the UVic research projects to receive $3.6 million in funding today.

Students win $247,000 for health info research

June 3, 2003 - For Helen Brown, one of six UVic graduate students receiving a 2003 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Awards, research is imitating life.

$7.7m to researchers in science & engineering

June 2, 2003 - Scientists and engineers at the University of Victoria have once again made a strong showing in this year’s competition for research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

UVic Centre for excellence in science education

May 30, 2003 - A new centre for excellence in science education will be launched June 2 at the University of Victoria to help provide teachers with the tools they need to develop a more scientifically literate populace.

Convocation celebrates UVic´s class of 2003

May 28, 2003 -  Years of hard work and determination come to a triumphant conclusion next week for 3,100 UVic graduate, undergraduate and continuing studies students who have successfully completed their courses.

UVic hosts nation’s geographers

May 26, 2003 - Four of Canada’s top geographic associations will gather at UVic May 28 to May 31 to discuss the hottest new topics in the field.

UVic approves new plan to manage campus growth

May 13, 2003 -  The University of Victoria’s board of governors yesterday approved the new campus plan that will manage the physical development of the university to accommodate growth in student spaces and teaching and research programs.

Discover the magic at UVic's science open house

May 12, 2003 -  What makes rockets fly? What does DNA looks like? How chilly is 200 degrees below zero?

$2.1 million for researchers in human sciences

April 29, 2003 -  UVic faculty members have been awarded $2.1 million in new funding resulting from national research grant competitions announced today by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Help for post-secondary grads to launch careers

April 16, 2003 - For many post-secondary graduates, making the transition from school to the workplace can be difficult.

How to succeed in childhood

April 15, 2003 -  “Giving Children What They Need to Succeed” will be master storyteller and child educator Keith Pattinson’s keynote address at the Making Tomorrow Conference for parents and child educators on May 3 at UVic.

Fuel cell research underway at UVic

April 14, 2003 -  The federal government today announced a $405,000 grant to the University of Victoria’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic).

After the war, what next?

April 10, 2003 -  Members of the public are invited to join policy-makers, researchers and community leaders in a day-long workshop to hear about effective humanitarian action supporting peace-building in post-war Iraq and the Middle East region.

Law prof wins teaching award from UVic alumni

April 3, 2003 -  Law Prof. John Kilcoyne is the winner of the 2003 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UVic Alumni Association.

New Campus Plan Commits To Sustainable Growth

March 25, 2003 - After months of consultation, UVic’s campus development committee is recommending a new draft

Research of four new Canada Research Chairs

March 17, 2003 -  Scholars whose research ranges from Dadaism and the explosive impact of internet technology to evolutionary genetics and galaxy evolution are the latest UVic faculty members to receive Canada Research Chair appointments.

UVic grad students bring science to the schools

March 5, 2003 -  Graduate students at the University of Victoria are bringing science out of the labs and into the schools.

Public invited to campus plan update

March 4, 2003 -  Members of the public are invited to a campus planning update on March 10 to learn more about the changes that UVic’s campus development committee is recommending to the university’s draft campus plan.

Grant supports chemist's info tech research

March 4, 2003 -  The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today awarded UVic chemist Dr. Matthew Moffitt a New Opportunities Fund grant to support his investigations of “nanoscale” materials with promising optical and electronic properties.

I am Canadian!

February 27, 2003 -  What does being Canadian mean to you?

BC's first bachelor of software engineering

February 20, 2003 -  Software is ubiquitous and central to everyday life.

UVic to award six honorary degrees in June

February 20, 2003 -  B.C.’s former Lieutenant Governor, a veteran broadcast journalist and a world-renowned ethnobotanist are among six lifetime achievers who will be awarded honorary degrees at the University of Victoria’s spring convocation

Making the final decision

February 6, 2003 - Preparing for death isn’t easy, but help is available.

Flick, zap, pow—you’re literate now

January 20, 2003 - Can playing computer and video games actually make your child more literate? That’s what a team of UVic psychologists wants to know.

First step to tackle cause of youth injuries

January 20, 2003 - UVic researchers will hit the phone lines in the new year to discover what factors may prevent or cause serious injuries to youth—one of the leading, and often preventable, causes of death among Canadian young people.

More financial aid in proposed budget

January 6, 2003 -  Student financial assistance at the University of Victoria will receive a $1.9 million boost next year, as a result of the board of governors approval of a budget framework for the 2003-04 fiscal year.