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UVic Employees Acknowledged

December 16, 2004 -  Three individuals and a fourteen-member team have won the third annual President´s Distinguished Service Awards at UVic.

UVic Helps Form International Computer Grid

December 14, 2004 -  UVic is helping to create the world´s largest international computer grid project, giving the university´s particle physicists access to more power than most supercomputers could ever deliver.

Where Do You Stand on Big Issues and Small Spaces?

December 14, 2004 -  New spring 2005 continuing studies calendar released.

Researcher claims that GM corn threatens farming

December 13, 2004 -  Farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico who are fighting to protect traditional farming practices against the introduction of genetically modified (GM) corn have a UVic ethicist on their side.

Holiday Gifts from UVic's Home Hearth

December 2, 2004 -  The UVic campus is filled with gift ideas for the holiday season.

UVic Research Program Receives $9 Million Renewal

November 24, 2004 -  A UVic research program on the ecological processes that contribute to clean and healthy drinking water will continue for another five years, thanks to more than $9 million in new funding and in-kind support from government, utility and industry sources

UVic Contributes to National Addictions Survey

November 24, 2004 -  The UVic-based Centre for Addictions Research of BC says there may be good news coming out of a national survey on substance use.

Impact of Abusive Relationships Examined

November 18, 2004 -  For the first time in Canada, a new study is about to examine the long-term health and economic consequences for women who have left abusive partners.

UVic Study Predicts Petroleum Potential of QCB

November 18, 2004 -  UVic´s school of earth and ocean sciences has released a two-part study that investigates the potential for oil and gas formation in the Queen Charlotte Basin offshore British Columbia.

CIBC Half Million Gift to UVic

November 17, 2004 -  "This gift from CIBC will allow us to continue to develop the programs and services that our graduates need, to make the successful change from their studies into meaningful and productive careers," said Jennifer Margison.

UVic Awarded Six New Research Chairs

November 12, 2004 -  Six outstanding scholars in the fields of engineering, oceanography, chemistry, mathematics and physical education are UVic´s newest Canada Research Chairs.

Disease-Fighting UVic Researchers Given $1 Million

November 9, 2004 -  Three researchers from UVic´s department of biochemistry and microbiology will share nearly $1 million in operating research grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

How Art & Women Shaped Victoria

November 8, 2004 -  Art teacher Sister Mary Osithe, lace maker Antoinette Borde, photographer Hannah Maynard, and painters Sophie Pemberton and Emily Carr-these are just some of the women whose art helped make Victoria so culturally rich.

UVic Poet wins highest faculty honour

November 8, 2004 -  Writing professor Lorna Crozier is UVic's most recent recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award, the university's highest academic honour.

Students on two sides of the Web

November 2, 2004 -  The University of Victoria will award more than 1,200 degrees, diplomas and certificates at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 10 and 12.

UVic Climate Research Gets a Super-Boost

November 2, 2004 -  Researchers at the University of Victoria have a new $12.3 million tool in their quest to understand Earth´s past, present and future climate.

Forum to Highlight Island-Based Research

November 1, 2004 -  Research that involves and impacts communities on Vancouver Island will be showcased in Campbell River on Nov. 5 when UVic researchers join their colleagues from Malaspina University College and North Island College in Campbell River for a day-long publ

Int'l Employment Program Wins National Award

October 27, 2004 -  Gaining a global perspective as well as work experience is part of UVic Co-operative Education´s international program and this year it is the recipient of an Award for Excellence in Internationalization from the Scotiabank Group and the Association

Dunsmuir Lodge to Undergo Review

October 26, 2004 -  The University of Victoria is initiating a review of options for the future of the university´s Dunsmuir Lodge Executive Training and Conference Centre and surrounding property.

UVic licenses cancer technology

October 25, 2004 -  The University of Victoria's Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC) has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Protox Therapeutics Inc.

CFI Grants Fund Four New UVic Researchers

October 21, 2004 -  Improved radiation treatments for cancer, new cellular technologies, better engineering systems, and a greater understanding of oceanic food webs and their effect on climate change.

UVic Legacy Awards Celebrate

October 19, 2004 -  The 2004 UVic Legacy Awards, November 16 at the Victoria Conference Centre, will honour eight outstanding recipients, including: a high school teacher whose classroom is the great outdoors; a leader in the Victoria software industry; and the first women

UVic leads B.C. universities in energy efficiency

October 18, 2004 -  BC Hydro presented UVic with $84,000 worth of e.Points in recognition of the university´s successful reduction of electrical energy use over the past year.

UVic Fall Convocation - November 10, 12

October 13, 2004 -  The University of Victoria´s fall convocation ceremonies on Nov. 10 and 12 will include honorary degrees for author and retired UVic writing professor Jack Hodgins, children´s performer Raffi Cavoukian, and Robert Giroux, a leading advocate of

How Does A People Say "Yes"

October 1, 2004 -  "I am Canadian" was a popular refrain a few years ago, but does being Canadian imply consenting to an unalienable link with beavers, beer and hockey? And does voting for the winning party in an election imply consent for all of its subsequent

Been There, Done That

September 30, 2004 -  In 1981, seniors accounted for 10 per cent of Canada´s population. That number is constantly climbing and by 2026, an estimated one in five Canadians will be

Gumshoes and God

September 23, 2004 -  Does bringing a murderer to justice reflect a desire for a permanent moral order? Does an affection for mysteries reflect an attraction to the unknown?

UVic Plans First Celebration of Aboriginal Alumni

September 16, 2004 - The University of Victoria-in partnership with the UVic Alumni Association and Aboriginal faculty, staff and students-will host the first "Celebration of Aboriginal Alumni" on October 7.

UVic Student Wins Inaugural Arts Award

September 8, 2004 -  UVic visual arts master´s student Mark Neufeld is the first recipient of the inaugural Joe Plaskett Foundation Award, presented today in Vancouver.

UVic Web Site Provides Addiction Information

September 3, 2004 -  Worried that your son is hooked on crystal meth? Anxious about your co-worker´s drinking? Concerned about your own use of prescription drugs?

Gathering tackles preventing violence

August 30, 2004 -  An upcoming international gathering on Quadra Island will examine how to intervene and prevent violence against indigenous children.

Global experts heal mother nature

August 12, 2004 -  Ecological restoration experts from around the world will converge on UVic Aug. 24-26 for the World Conference on Ecological Restoration.

New clues to altered universe discovered

August 5, 2004 -  New clues as to how the make-up of the Universe has shifted significantly since the Big Bang were announced this week.

Meet Witches, Dark Hearts and Power Suits

August 3, 2004 -  The new fall 2004 UVic continuing studies calendar contains over 200 courses to expand the intellect, and enhance both personal and professional growth.

Aboriginal Teens Live and Learn at UVic

July 27, 2004 -  Aboriginal high school students from across coastal B.C. are getting a taste of university life this summer at UVic's inaugural "aboriginal student mini-university summer camp," July 26-30.

Who owns what?

July 13, 2004 -  Are Internet service providers in Canada liable for the royalties that worldwide artists say are owed to them by ISP clients who download music?

Protox is first UVic spin-off company on TSX

July 13, 2004 -  A University of Victoria spin-off company which develops cancer drugs is making history today as the first UVic start-up on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

UVic grad and student win fulbright award

June 24, 2004 -  Two University of Victoria women will take part in the world´s premier academic exchange program this coming academic year.

UVic sends art materials to children of Kabul

June 8, 2004 -  The UVic faculty of education and the Langford fire department are joining forces to bring a little colour into the lives of Kabuli children.

Seven UVic-based scientists on UN climate panel

June 2, 2004 -  When the world wants to know about climate change it asks the experts at UVic.

UVic experts on federal election list 1

May 31, 2004 -  The following UVic experts are available to talk to the media about the federal election:

Students who are making their mark

May 28, 2004 -  For many UVic students, course work is just part of their involvement with the university and the community.

UVic's Class of 2004: outstanding achievers

May 27, 2004 -  Here are the academic award winners to be honoured during Spring Convocation ceremonies at the University of Victoria from June 1 through June 4:

UVic music students train tomorrow's top musician

May 25, 2004 -  UVic music students are getting credit for helping save one of the longest running school orchestra programs in Canada.

UVic to confer degrees on 3,000 students

May 19, 2004 -  A total of 3,062 students have completed requirements for undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Federal Government supports fuel cells research

May 19, 2004 -  "The fuel cells sector has the potential to make a significant contribution to reaching both our climate change and our clean air objectives," said Minister Anderson.

Voyage of Discovery in "Submarine Ring of Fire"

May 14, 2004 -  Billowing clouds of volcanic ash and molten sulphur, forests of "black smoker" chimneys up to nine metres tall, plumes of liquid carbon dioxide bubbles, and countless lifeforms that are likely new to science.

Grad students win BCNet applications contest

May 13, 2004 -  According to BCNET-a non-profit society for the development of advanced networks in B.C.-UVic engineering graduate students make the coolest stuff.

UVic students win Microsoft's Imagine Cup

May 7, 2004 -  Four UVic computer science students will represent Canada at Microsoft´s Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational in Brazil this summer.

Conference connects youth to each other

May 6, 2004 -  Connecting youth with each other and the community services that support them in choosing healthier, safer lifestyles is the focus of "Youth Connecting: Building Bridges".

Link infrastructure grants to water conservation

May 5, 2004 -  Water guzzling Canadian municipalities should make a commitment to water conservation before being eligible for federal infrastructure grants.

UVic students win hydrogen fuelling station design

April 27, 2004 -  The ability to fuel your car along the hydrogen highway may be closer than you think.

Giants' owner named distinguished entrepreneur

April 20, 2004 -  Jeff Mallett, former president and chief operating officer of Internet media giant Yahoo! Inc. and currently an owner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, is being recognized by UVic’s faculty of business’ board of advisors with the first Distingu

UVic Alumni Volunteer Award

April 19, 2004 -  Wendy Gedney-a teacher at Gordon Head Elementary School and a tireless supporter of the university-has been named the first recipient of the UVic Alumni Association´s Volunteer Appreciation Award.

UVic Awarded $10K to Recruit Budding Engineers

April 15, 2004 -  Go WEST, a high school outreach program run by engineering students at the University of Victoria.

UVic Plant Sale, Garden Tour Next Month

April 15, 2004 -  The UVic Plant Sale-one of the largest events of its kind on Vancouver Island-will be on Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the university´s McKinnon Gymnasium becomes one huge garden centre.

UVic Prof Renowned for Improving Seniors' Lives

April 13, 2004 -  UVic sociologist Dr. Neena Chappell is being recognized for her lifetime of scholarship and many years of service to the scientific and academic communities.

Canadian Engineering Students Want Your Computer

April 6, 2004 -  This summer UVic engineering student Christina Kinch will be one of the 12 student technicians establishing 12 IT training centres in the Philippines.

Victoria Mobbed by Young Talent

April 5, 2004 -  More than 600 dancers, musicians, and actors from around the province will be strutting their stuff in Victoria June 24-29 as B.C.’s largest youth festival finds a new home at UVic.

Budget Maintains Program Quality

April 5, 2004 -  The University of Victoria board of governors today approved a budget framework for the 2004-05 fiscal year that provides for growth in student enrolment, maintains the quality of academic programs, and funds some modest improvements to programs and ser

Research Chairs Bring Clear Vision to UVic Campus

April 5, 2004 -  UVic chairs are among 137 such positions at 38 universities across Canada —representing an investment of $138.3 million—being announced today

National History Project Makes Crime Pay

April 2, 2004 -  What do the murder of 19 settlers in 19th-century B.C. and the unresolved death in 1920 of a
12-year-old Quebec school girl have in common?

"Jingle King" donates $1 million to UVic music

March 30, 2004 -  Don Wright, music educator, composer and philanthropist, has made a donation of $1 million to support the music education program in UVic’s faculty of education.

Grant expands successful anti-bullying program

March 22, 2004 -  A successful anti-bullying program currently part of the K-3 curriculum in all Greater Victoria elementary schools could soon include older students thanks to a $20,000 US grant from the American Psychological Foundation (APF).

Federal budget analysis

March 19, 2004 -  UVic faculty members are available to discuss the March 23 federal budget.

"Brake-Through" Technology

March 18, 2004 -  Imagine designing and building electromagnetic car brakes that perform better, respond faster and are kinder to the environment.

Public comment invited on UVic'c stormwater plan

March 15, 2004 -  The campus is the site of headwaters for four area drainage systems: Bowker Creek to the west; Finnerty Creek to the north; Sinclair drainage system to the north east; and Hobbs Creek to the east.

Better lives, designed by tomorrow's engineers

March 15, 2004 -  Are deer demolishing the garden, again? Or perhaps the raccoons in the garbage are keeping the family up at night?

Victoria arts supporters leave legacy to UVic

March 11, 2004 -  UVic fine arts students will benefit from a $230,000 gift from the estate of longtime Victoria arts supporters, Maurice Johnson and Audrey St. Denys-Johnson.

UVic Alum & Ecotrust Canada planner receives award

March 9, 2004 -  University of Victoria alumnus and Ecotrust Canada community planner Ian Scott has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright-OAS Ecology scholarship.

Two UVic researchers awarded $3.35 million

March 8, 2004 -  Climate and ocean research at UVic got a big boost today with the announcement of two grants totalling more than $3.35 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Provincial budget analysis

February 12, 2004 -  UVic faculty members are available to discuss the Feb. 17 provincial budget.

Lectures on technology's benefits and threats

February 10, 2004 -  Researchers will examine the social and political consequences of emergent biotechnologies, Internet culture and the impact of information technology on contemporary culture.

UVic Presents the Williams Legacy

February 9, 2004 -  More than 30 major items from the vast fine art collection given to the University of Victoria by the late Dr. Michael Collard Williams will be shown in Vancouver for the first time next month.

Children with Down Syndrome discover joy of dance

February 6, 2004 -  UVic researchers are using the same technology that gave life to Gollum in The Lord of the Rings to help children with Down Syndrome (DS) discover the joy of dance

Maintaining Nursing Morals in a Struggling System

February 5, 2004 -  Nurses are faced each day with conditions that challenge their ethical standards for patient care.

Continuing Studies Open House

February 4, 2004 -  Thinking of doing some mind-expansion this fall but not sure where to turn? Visit the division of continuing studies open house on Sept. 10 to check out the range of courses being offered through their fall calendar.

Scamming the Elderly

February 4, 2004 -  UVic’s centre on aging has the ultimate weapon against scam artists—knowledge.

Grandson Inspires UVic Gift

February 3, 2004 -  The faculty of business has received one of its largest single donations—a gift of $500,000.

UVic Biologist Leads Major Study on Drinking Water

January 30, 2004 -  An international research team led by a University of Victoria aquatic ecologist has been awarded a $703,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

University of Victoria President Reappointed

January 28, 2004 -  UVic’s Board of Governors has reappointed Dr. David H. Turpin to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Victoria.

Survey Targets Attitudes On Academic Integrity

January 27, 2004 -  The term "academic integrity" means different things to different people and UVic hopes a survey it is conducting early next month will provide valuable feedback.

Agreement with TAs and Second Language Instructors

January 23, 2004 -  The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors today ratified a new three-year collective agreement.

Medieval Heroes Come to Life at UVic

January 23, 2004 -  How is it that the grand heroic figures of ages past—Beowulf, Arthur, Tamerlane and Joan of Arc—continue to haunt us today?

Astronomer Discovers Stellar Cannibalism

January 19, 2004 -  It’s a galaxy-eat-galaxy universe out there and there’s evidence right in our own galactic backyard.

Tentative Agreement Reached in UVic Labour Dispute

January 14, 2004 -  The University of Victoria and CUPE local 4163 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Joint Media Release from UVic and CUPE 4163

January 9, 2004 -  UVic and CUPE Local 4163 have agreed to return to the bargaining table on Monday, Jan. 12, Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan.14

New Deadline for UVic Alumni Award Nominations

January 7, 2004 -  The UVic Alumni Association is extending the nomination deadline to Jan. 30 for its Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Religion and Conflict Focus of New UVic Series

January 7, 2004 -  To what extent do religious commitments exacerbate or shape conflict?

UVic to Remain Open in the Event of Strike

January 6, 2004 -  While a strike by teaching assistants (TAs) and second language instructors at the University of Victoria will disrupt university operations, UVic will endeavour to remain open and provide instruction in classes for as long as possible.

Love Thy Neighbour, Even the Slimy One

January 5, 2004 -  Spiders, slugs, mice, and maggots—just why do they exist? Can we learn to love and live with them? The answer lies in a new UVic continuing studies course entitled “Living Things We Love to Hate” (pg. 29). It’s just one of the many courses featured in t