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.
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.
December 10, 2003 - Here’s a gift gardeners and naturalists will love every month of the new year.
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.
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.
December 4, 2003 - A renowned artist, a communications professional, and a doctor are the 2003 recipients of UVic’s Community Leadership Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
November 4, 2003 - Dr. Oscar Casiro has been appointed the new head of UVic's division of medical sciences and associate dean.
November 3, 2003 - Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a landmark decision recognizing aboriginal title.
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.
October 29, 2003 - The faculty of education will use a $50,000 grant to create a certificate program in First Nations Language and Culture.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2003 - $62.4 million in funding for the NEPTUNE Canada Project was announced today.
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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2003 - A tricycle that a sight-impaired child can ride.
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.
September 25, 2003 - The second annual Legacy Awards will be presented Monday, Nov. 24 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
September 23, 2003 - UVic faculty and staff have earned an unprecedented three awards this year from the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).
September 10, 2003 - Members of the community interested in how UVic plans the physical aspects of its campus have another opportunity to contribute input.
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.
September 3, 2003 - Do more students mean more traffic to UVic?
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.
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”.
August 22, 2003 - What’s happened to drinking water quality since the Sooke reservoir dam was raised?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 14, 2003 - It’s not always easy for children with physical challenges to participate in summer camp activities.
July 10, 2003 - Want to know why environmental issues get the news coverage they do (or don’t)?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
June 18, 2003 - Discovery Parks opened its newest facility today on the UVic campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 12, 2003 - What makes rockets fly? What does DNA looks like? How chilly is 200 degrees below zero?
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).
April 16, 2003 - For many post-secondary graduates, making the transition from school to the workplace can be difficult.
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.
April 14, 2003 - The federal government today announced a $405,000 grant to the University of Victoria’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic).
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.
April 3, 2003 - Law Prof. John Kilcoyne is the winner of the 2003 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UVic Alumni Association.
March 25, 2003 - After months of consultation, UVic’s campus development committee is recommending a new draft
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.
March 5, 2003 - Graduate students at the University of Victoria are bringing science out of the labs and into the schools.
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.
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.
February 27, 2003 - What does being Canadian mean to you?
February 20, 2003 - Software is ubiquitous and central to everyday life.
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
February 6, 2003 - Preparing for death isn’t easy, but help is available.
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.
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.
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.