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Alcohol Nation's Favourite Drug

December 15, 2005 - A new report says the alcohol consumption of more and more Canadians is at levels above the Canadian low-risk drinking guideline.

New Continuing Studies Calendar

December 8, 2005 - The spring 2006 UVic Continuing Studies calendar contains an eclectic mix of courses for those who make lifelong learning a lifestyle choice.

Aboriginal Initiative at UVic

November 24, 2005 - The governments of Canada and British Columbia intend to support the establishment of a National Chair on Aboriginal Economic Development to be located at the University of Victoria. It will be the first Chair of its kind in Canada.

Shakespeare Reaches New Heights Online

November 18, 2005 - 

Shakespeare fans, scholars, students and actors will soon be able to access a new, powerfully-enhanced version of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) — a University of Victoria-based website.

UVic unveils seafloor observatory

November 16, 2005 - A project led by the University of Victoria is about to make oceanographic history.

Three New Canada Research Chairs Awarded to UVic

November 10, 2005 - Three top scholars who do research in fields as far-ranging as alternative energy systems, infectious disease, and aboriginal education are the latest University of Victoria faculty members to be awarded prestigious Canada

UVic Leads National "Social Economy" Initiative

November 8, 2005 - Across Canada, organizations providing everything from health care and banking services to housing and food production engage thousands of workers and volunteers, yet never show a profit.


November 4, 2005 - A pair of outstanding business leaders, one of the country’s leading lawyers and a rising star in the field of health information science will join the ranks of the University of Victoria’s “Distinguished Alumni” Nov. 22 during the

UVic Offers Sneak Peek at New Seafloor Observatory

November 4, 2005 - The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) is getting its feet wet! Installation of the first leg of one of the world’s most advanced cabled seafloor observatories takes place later this month in Saan

UVic Confers Honorary Degrees

November 3, 2005 - Bjarni Tryggvason, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut whose research has contributed widely to space-based experiments, and Merve Wilkinson, a Ladysmith eco-forester known for his lifelong commitment to sustainable logging practices, will be granted honora

Inspiring Instructors Get Alumni Teaching Awards

October 25, 2005 - A psychology professor and a music instructor who have each developed effective, highly original classroom techniques are the 2005 recipients of the UVic Alumni Association’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

UVic Signs Contract for Neptune

October 20, 2005 - The University of Victoria has signed a $39 million contract with Alcatel to design, manufacture and install the infrastructure for NEPTUNE Canada’s cabled ocean observatory off Vancouver Island.

The Right Stuff: Do You Know Someone Who Has It?

October 18, 2005 - Want to acknowledge the great work your colleagues or friends are doing? Then say, “I noticed,” by nominating them for a Victoria’s Leadership Award.

UVic Helps to Found Six New Companies

October 6, 2005 - The University of Victoria’s technology transfer office is celebrating the launch of six new spin-off companies.

Legion Addresses Veterans' Peacekeeping Trauma

September 27, 2005 - Canadian Forces veterans and service men and women suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues will soon have a new service to assist them.

UVic Organizational Software Available to Public

September 22, 2005 - Individuals and institutions on small budgets now have free access to the efficient organizational software used by the University of Victoria’s Co-operative Education Program.

Donation to Humanities Supports Scottish Studies

September 20, 2005 - It’s been said that the Scots invented the modern world, and that many of our values—cultural, political and social—stem from an enlightened Scottish world view.

UVic Helps to Stop Seniors From Falling

September 20, 2005 - For some seniors, falling can be fatal. In fact, according to a recent falls prevention study conducted by the B.C. Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), one third of all seniors fall at least once a year, 90 percent of hip fractures are the resul

UVic Prof Honoured for Beneficial Work

September 15, 2005 - For several years Dr. Nigel Livingston has led the UVic Assistive Technology Team (UVATT), a group of UVic faculty, staff and students who have volunteered their time and expertise to develop and test new devices for people with disabilities.

Enhancing the Success of Aboriginal Students

September 8, 2005 - The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation and the University of Victoria today announced the details of a new pilot project that will measure ways of improving the success rates of Aboriginal students in post-secondary education.

Conference Examines Self-Management of Health

September 7, 2005 - Patients are increasingly taking control of their own health, a trend recognized as an emerging health care issue.

UVic Leads National Health and Learning Centre

August 31, 2005 - A consortium of researchers and individuals from government and non-governmental organizations will share knowledge, examine research gaps and establish a research agenda for investigating the relationship between health and learning.

Student Sleuths Have More "Cold Cases" To Solve

August 29, 2005 - Student sleuths will soon have more historical mysteries to solve on the “Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History” website.

Taking Control of Chronic Conditions

August 29, 2005 - Asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, arthritis and depression are but a few of the ailments that many people live with daily.

UVic Biologist Co-Leads Salmon Research Project

August 25, 2005 - Using genetic knowledge to improve the health and conservation of salmon and their relatives is the goal of a new $15.5-million, international research consortium co-led by University of Victoria biologist Dr. Ben Koop.

UVic BComm Program gets ready for more students

August 24, 2005 - More students will be able to earn their bachelor of commerce degrees from the University of Victoria, thanks to an expansion taking place at the faculty of business.

UVic Expands Ocean Research With Govt. Funding

August 16, 2005 - Today, the Honourable Stephen Owen, Minister for Western Economic Diversification Canada and Minister of State (Sport) announced $1.8 million in funding to support six University of Victoria projects related to oceans research and technology.

Explore Space and Other Frontiers

August 3, 2005 - The new fall 2005 University of Victoria Continuing Studies calendar contains courses to expand the intellect, and enhance both personal and professional growth.

UVic's Race Car Speeds to Best Ever Finish

July 25, 2005 - A race car designed and built by University of Victoria students finished second among the Canadian entries at an international engineering competition earlier this month.

UVic's Chancellor Re-Elected to Second Term

July 21, 2005 - University of Victoria chancellor Ron Lou-Poy has been re-elected by acclamation to a second three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2006.

UVic Students Benefit from $3.6 Million Gift

June 30, 2005 - A daughter’s love and devotion to her father has resulted in the single largest donation for student awards ever given to the University of Victoria.

Inuit Law Grads Celebrate at Arctic Convocation

June 21, 2005 - Graduates from Canada’s first Arctic law school received University of Victoria law degrees in a special ceremony today in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

UVic and Schools Create Weather Network

June 20, 2005 - A joint project between two University of Victoria scientists and School District 61 has created a unique network of weather stations at 20 public schools in Greater Victoria.

UVic Signs Contract for Venus Subsea Project

June 15, 2005 - The University of Victoria has signed a contract with Global Marine Systems Ltd. in conjunction with its Canadian subcontractor, OceanWorks International Corp., to install the first leg of a subsea cabled observatory in Saanich Inlet.

Top UVic Students to Receive Medals

June 3, 2005 - The University of Victoria’s highest achievers are to be honoured with UVic’s top academic medals at spring convocation ceremonies June 7 to 10 at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

UVic Researchers Receive Nearly $2 Million

June 3, 2005 - University of Victoria researchers received nearly $1.9 million of the $81.6 million in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research funding announced today in London, Ontario.

Geographer Leads Brazilian Recycling Project

May 24, 2005 - 
A University of Victoria geographer is the Canadian leader of a $1 million international development project to help build community-based, sustainable recycling programs in Brazil.

Dallaire to Receive Honorary Degree

May 19, 2005 - 
Roméo Dallaire, the retired Canadian Armed Forces Lt.-General who stood alone in pleading for international intervention in the Rwandan genocide, will be among six honorary degree recipients during the University of Victoria´s spring convocati

UVIC Leads $1 Million Centre For Science Literacy

May 19, 2005 - 
The University of Victoria is home base for a new $1-million, multi-agency centre devoted to improving science teaching and learning.

UVic Students Research STÓ:LÕ History

May 16, 2005 - 
Members of the Stó:lõ Nation are inviting University of Victoria graduate students into their homes and into their culture as part of a unique ethnohistory field school being held this month in Chilliwack.

Blue and Gold Winners Announced

May 11, 2005 -  Eight University of Victoria students have been honoured with 2005 Blue and Gold Awards for their on-and off-campus volunteer work and solid classroom achievements.

University of Victoria Holds Beijing Convocation

May 9, 2005 -  The University of Victoria is holding a special convocation ceremony in Beijing´s Great Hall of the People on May 12 to confer honorary degrees upon two exceptional citizens.

Report on Water Use Puts Nature's Needs First

May 5, 2005 -  "Governments and businesses must think differently about how they manage water."

Bright Ideas Start Here

May 2, 2005 -  Business-minded students on Vancouver Island have a new opportunity to bring their ideas to the marketplace, thanks to a student business plan competition being launched by the University of Victoria´s Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC).

UVic Awarded Four New Canada Research Chairs

April 22, 2005 -  Four promising scholars in the fields of engineering, computer science, and astronomy are the University of Victoria´s newest Canada Research Chairs.

Heartfelt Letter Leads to International Award

April 21, 2005 -  A heartfelt letter home about how her struggles with Canadian culture provided a surprising academic advantage.

UVic Plant Sale Set For Mother's Day

April 20, 2005 -  Every month of May there are sure signs of spring in UVic´s McKinnon Gym.

UVic Innovator Named B.C.'s Academic of the Year

April 12, 2005 -  A University of Victoria biologist who formed a team of faculty, staff and students to develop and build customized devices for the disabled has been named Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. (CUFA/BC).

Distinguished Professor Inspired By Parents

April 7, 2005 -  His hard-working parents inspired him to go to university but it was a bullying boss who made business professor Dr. Craig Pinder, the latest recipient of the University of Victoria Distinguished Professor Award, choose his field of study.

Global Auctioneer Catches UVic Prize

April 6, 2005 -  Dave Ritchie, chairman of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world´s largest industrial auctioneer, is being recognized by the University of Victoria´s faculty of business as the faculty´s 2005 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

UVic 2005/06 Budget Approved

April 5, 2005 -  The University of Victoria´s board of governors approved a 2005/06 budget framework for the university that provides for student and capital growth and increased investment in student financial assistance.

Island will Benefit from Tech Park Purchase

March 29, 2005 - The University of Victoria has announced that it has purchased the Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP), a move that will help to power the continued growth of the region's technology sectors.

Two New Buildings for UVic

March 21, 2005 -  Advanced Education Minister Ida Chong has announced over $60 million in funding for two new buildings for UVic.

Conservation pioneer honoured

March 14, 2005 -  The provincial government is providing $500,000 toward a UVic fundraising campaign to honour one of Canada's pre-eminent wildlife ecologists.

UVic Faculty Share in $23.8M for Research Support

March 10, 2005 - Minister David Emerson, CFI Senior Vice-President Carmen Charette and UVic President David Turpin announce $23.8 million in funding to Canadian universities.

Donor and Government Fund Centre for Learning

March 7, 2005 -  The provincial government and the family of one of the University of Victoria's earliest supporters have each pledged $5 million to expand and renovate the university´s library and increase online access to its resources.

Master Engineer Leaves Legacy to Victoria

March 4, 2005 -  The University of Victoria´s faculty of engineering has received a $200,000 gift from the estate of the master engineer who built some of Victoria´s most familiar buildings.

UVic Honours Five Top Researchers

February 22, 2005 -  Whether they´re developing new drugs to fight cancer, defining the science behind climate change, or communicating the wonders of chemistry to schoolchildren and the general public, UVic researchers continue to make a difference in the lives of Cana

Alternative Energy for a Remote Community

February 21, 2005 - UVic helps the Huu-ay-aht First Nations of Bamfield plan for power.

UVic Campus Home to More Students This Fall

February 17, 2005 -  With room for 500 more full time undergraduate students, the University of Victoria is encouraging those with an average of 75 per cent or higher to apply to UVic for admission this fall.

Seniors, Teens and In Betweens

February 9, 2005 -  For more than a decade, UVic´s centre on aging has applied its research to issues of relevance to the community, frequently dispelling myths, enhancing lives and encouraging alternative attitudes about the aging process.

Nursing Research Conference

February 3, 2005 -  Nurses who are leaders in practice, education, and research will gather at Vancouver´s St. Paul´s Hospital Feb. 4 to 5 for a two day research conference devoted to improving access to health care and to the social resources required for health

Future Akitsiraq Law Grads Get Look at Campus

January 25, 2005 - After nearly four years of classes in Iqaluit, Nunavut, towards a UVic law degree, the inaugural class of the Akitsiraq law program is finally getting a first look at their Victoria campus.

Veterans Oral History Project

January 20, 2005 -  "Lest we forget." The Veterans Oral History Project, a joint university and community venture, will ensure that the voices and memories of Vancouver Island´s veterans are preserved for future generations.

New Movement Labs Redefine Rehabilitation

January 19, 2005 -  Those who lose mobility through stroke or a spinal cord injury and those with lots of ability but no motivation are the focus of research being conducted in two new labs at UVic.

Medical Classes Begin on Vancouver Island

January 12, 2005 -  Classes began this week for the Island Medical Program´s pioneering class of 24 medical students at the University of Victoria.