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.
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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2005 - A project led by the
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
October 6, 2005 - The University of Victoria’s technology transfer office is celebrating the launch of six new spin-off companies.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
September 7, 2005 - Patients are increasingly taking control of their own health, a trend recognized as an emerging health care issue.
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.
August 29, 2005 - Student sleuths will soon have more historical mysteries to solve on the “Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History” website.
August 29, 2005 - Asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, arthritis and depression are but a few of the ailments that many people live with daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2005 - "Governments and businesses must think differently about how they manage water."
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).
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.
April 21, 2005 - A heartfelt letter home about how her struggles with Canadian culture provided a surprising academic advantage.
April 20, 2005 - Every month of May there are sure signs of spring in UVic´s McKinnon Gym.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 21, 2005 - Advanced Education Minister Ida Chong has announced over $60 million in funding for two new buildings for UVic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
February 21, 2005 - UVic helps the Huu-ay-aht First Nations of Bamfield plan for power.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 12, 2005 - Classes began this week for the Island Medical Program´s pioneering class of 24 medical students at the University of Victoria.