December 8, 2006 - Songs, humour and messages of hope and inspiration are all on the program when various Victoria community members, businesses and organizations get together for a Christmas benefit for Our Place, the downtown facility serving the area’s street commu
December 1, 2006 - The University of Victoria-owned Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) delivered a major boost to the Island and provincial economy in 2005 by generating more than 2,000 jobs and $280 million in direct, indirect and induced revenue, according to a new e
November 29, 2006 - UVic researchers will develop one of the highest resolution microscopes ever constructed and the world’s first integrated seafloor engineering laboratory, thanks to two grants totalling just under $5 million announced earlier this week.
November 21, 2006 - A new study conducted in seven Canadian cities reveals that prescription opioids, and not heroin, are the major form of illicit opioid use. These findings raise questions about the current focus of Canada’s drug control policy and treatment programs
November 21, 2006 - The University of Victoria’s fifth Legacy Awards dinner is tonight (Nov. 21) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Nine individuals and one team will be honoured in three categories: Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Teaching and the UVic Sports Hall
November 16, 2006 - Celebrated Canadian poet P.K. Page marks her 90th birthday later this month, but the distinguished woman of letters is the one handing out the presents. Page has established a new award in her name.
November 16, 2006 - Taxes on reduced-alcohol beer, wines and spirits should be lowered to encourage healthier consumer choices, says a new study by the Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) at the University of Victoria.
November 15, 2006 - Nursing ethics, support for caregivers of elderly people, and improving the quality of nurses’ workplaces will all be part of the discussion at an upcoming national nursing research conference in Victoria.
November 15, 2006 - The UVic Sports Hall of Fame honours contributors to the tradition of excellence in sports and recreation at the university, will induct five new members at the Legacy Awards dinner on Nov. 21 in a sold-out Victoria Conference Centre.
November 9, 2006 - UVic President David Turpin announces that the university will establish a downtown art gallery that honours the legacy of Victoria philanthropist, patron of the arts and heritage developer Michael Williams.
November 9, 2006 - BC’s senior practising female lawyer, a leading climate change scientist, and the creators of innovative science publications for young people are the 2006 recipients of Distinguished Alumni Awards from the UVic Alumni Association.
November 8, 2006 - A University of Victoria research team is receiving $4 million over the next five years to develop a new technology for the identification of molecules critical to the early detection of breast cancer.
November 1, 2006 - Two classroom leaders who emphasize the big picture perspective to their students are the 2006 recipients of the University of Victoria Alumni Association’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
October 30, 2006 - Dr. Darlene Hammell, assistant dean of student affairs for the Island Medical Program (IMP) at the University of Victoria, has been honoured by her peers as one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year.
October 30, 2006 - Seniors and those who work with seniors will benefit as regional health and university researchers pool resources to tackle the challenges facing an aging population.
October 25, 2006 - The University of Victoria has attracted one of the world’s leading protein chemists to head the UVic-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre.
October 18, 2006 - The University of Victoria’s Dr. Kim Juniper was announced today as the LEEF BC Leadership Chair in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change by Minister of Advanced Education Murray Coell. This is the first LEEF chair for UVic and for Vancouver Island.
October 17, 2006 - The University of Victoria will present four honorary degrees during fall convocation ceremonies next month. The recipients represent an eclectic mix of achievement in fields including science, Aboriginal language preservation and journalism.
October 12, 2006 - From clinical research to palliative care, cancer is a presence with a powerful impact. The scientific and societal implications of the disease will be part of a University of Victoria/Gairdner Foundation public lecture and panel discussion on Oct. 24.
October 5, 2006 - An antibacterial agent used in common household items such as soaps, toothpaste, processed food, and clothing represents a potential health risk to human hormone action, says a new study co-authored by a University of Victoria researcher.
October 4, 2006 - Cannabis use is more widespread in BC than the rest of Canada. That’s just one of the findings of a joint study from the UVic based Centre for Addictions Research of BC and the Centre for Applied Research on Mental Health and Addictions at SFU.
October 2, 2006 - The new University of Victoria Engineering/Computer Science Building contains cutting edge sustainable and technological features.
September 26, 2006 - BC Hydro is providing $1 million towards the first ever National Chair in Aboriginal Economic Development.
September 26, 2006 -
The research capacity of the University of Victoria-led NEPTUNE Canada, the world’s first regional cabled ocean observatory, received a significant boost today with the announcement of an additional $20 million in funding.
September 20, 2006 - A business model for a resource centre that employs homeless people is just one of the winning plans by students in the Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC) Challenge.
September 14, 2006 - The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, implemented by the UVic’s Centre on Aging, is offering a course at no cost to help people with chronic conditions.
August 30, 2006 - Children need better support and should be consulted more about the legal decisions affecting them. That’s according to a report by IICRD based at UVic, released today on their participation in the povince's family court system.
August 24, 2006 - UVic researchers have dispelled a popular theory that marine gas hydrates caused a significant release of methane gas into the earth’s atmosphere, triggering a period of global warming at the end of the last ice age.
August 23, 2006 - “Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History,” based at the University of Victoria, will receive $492,000 from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Program to develop the new website additions.
August 16, 2006 - The University of Victoria’s Medical Sciences Building has achieved the coveted gold crown for its top-ranking standards of environmental design and sustainability.
August 10, 2006 - Once again the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the country’s senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, is recognizing the contributions made by University of Victoria researchers.
July 24, 2006 - A new medical device created by a University of Victoria spin-off company—which enhances physicians’ ability to measure, monitor and track patients’ pain—has approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for sale in the US.
July 19, 2006 - Drs. Andrew Rippin and Patricia Roy are the University of Victoria’s newest fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, an achievement that is considered Canada’s highest academic honour.
July 17, 2006 - Wouldn’t it be great to have a luscious green lawn despite changes in the weather and the availability to water it? Soon, you that can happen because a team of engineering students from UVic is developing the Internet-based Water Saving System.
July 11, 2006 - The premise behind a new subscription-based website under development, encourages dialogue and idea exchange between academic researchers and private, public and not-for-profit managers.
July 10, 2006 - There will be 30 new faces on the UVic campus today as the third annual Aboriginal Student Mini-University Summer Camp. The week-long experience introduces B.C. Aboriginal students in grades eight through 11 to university life.
June 28, 2006 - The support of her peers and professors has helped a University of Victoria law student, Dawnis Kennedy, garner Canada’s premier social sciences and humanities doctoral award – the Trudeau Scholarship.
June 27, 2006 - Discovering a way for Aboriginal people to be able to access more jobs, create additional businesses, and have a better quality of life is just part of the job description of Canada’s first National Chair in Aboriginal Economic Development at UVic.
June 22, 2006 - The Pacific Ocean is now just a mouse click away. The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) facility, led by the University of Victoria, today opened the data portal to the seafloor through its information management and archive system.
June 20, 2006 - UVic School of Nursing professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gweneth Doane has been named a recipient of Canada’s top university teaching honour, the 2006 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.
June 16, 2006 - The University of Victoria has a new vice-president. Gayle Gorrill, currently the associate vice-president administration at the University of Calgary, will join the leadership team at UVic as vice-president finance and operations on Sept.1.
June 14, 2006 - Child Honouring: How to Turn this World Around, an anthology edited by musician Raffi Cavoukian and Sharna Olfman, will receive its official Canadian launch on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the David Lam Auditorium (MacLaurin Building).
June 12, 2006 - For many First Nations fathers, Father’s Day does not invoke the warm, familial images generated in cards and advertising. A UVic-based research project is providing valuable insight into how to improve their relationships with their young children.
June 12, 2006 - The sonorous night-time bellowing of North American bullfrogs is sounding an alarm to two University of Victoria biologists, who fear that the invasive giants may be spreading a deadly disease to native frog species.
June 9, 2006 - The University of Victoria announced today that EnCana Corporation, one of North America’s leading natural gas producers, is providing $1 million towards the first ever National Chair in Aboriginal Economic Development.
June 5, 2006 - Summer solstice heralds a day of creative peacemaking at UVic. On June 21, the first day of summer, the university’s faculty of education is hosting a full day of public discussions, workshops and presentations focusing on peace.
June 1, 2006 - The University of Victoria will confer 2,965 degrees, diplomas and certificates during Spring Convocation ceremonies, June 6-9. Here are some leading examples of students with stories to tell about their UVic education and where they plan to go from here:
May 31, 2006 - In 1874 the father of science fiction, Jules Verne, predicted hydrogen as a chief energy resource. Now the founding director of the University of Victoria’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) is being honoured as another visionary.
May 30, 2006 - The University of Victoria will recognize its highest achieving students among the Class of 2006—in subjects from genetics to intellectual property law—during Spring Convocation ceremonies June 6-9.
May 30, 2006 - Students at the University of Victoria will be able to learn from some of Canada’s top working journalists, thanks to a $250,000 donation from one of the country’s leading publishing families.
May 18, 2006 - An upcoming conference from UVic's school of child and youth care present research in youth suicide, drugs and war-affected kids.
May 10, 2006 - A team of UVic researchers is working under top level security conditions to convert data from decades of census information from microfilm and microfiche of a computer-friendly format to make it available for public use.
May 10, 2006 - Six leaders in nature conservation, education, anthropology, the arts and public service will be granted honorary degrees from the University of Victoria during Spring Convocation ceremonies June 6-9.
May 9, 2006 - Young artists can try their hand at various techniques and explore Canadian art at “Artessy,” a series of new student-run camps at the University of Victoria this summer.
May 2, 2006 - Each year, the Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC) holds a business plan competition, the IDC Challenge promotes innovation and entrepreneurship among students. It’s open to post-secondary, grade 11 - 12 students though out Vancouver Island
May 1, 2006 - Aboriginal people face higher rates of illness and lower life expectancy. First Nations communities, together with health researchers and health care administrators will address this health crisis in upcoming conference at UVic.
May 1, 2006 - A UVic climatologist’s mission to turn a new generation of students on to the wonders of weather science has earned him a 2006 Award of Recognition from the BC School Superintendents Association.
April 27, 2006 - Latest 'Unsolved Mysteries' addition examines Doukhobor death.
April 26, 2006 - Eight University of Victoria students who excel both in and out of the classroom are recipients of this year’s Blue and Gold awards.
April 20, 2006 - Alcohol and addiction experts give public symposium.
April 20, 2006 - The biggest science experiment in history is currently underway in Switzerland and researchers at the University of Victoria are playing a critical part.
April 18, 2006 - UVic's Finnerty Gardens Plant Sale - Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., McKinnon Gym.
April 18, 2006 - Victoria's Victoria website announces new material.
April 11, 2006 - If you work in Alberta or B.C., you’re more likely to have to undergo drug testing by your employer than if you work in any other province.
April 6, 2006 - Two revolutionary seafloor observatories led by UVic will benefit from more than $2 million in new funding from CANARIE Inc., a national organization that promotes advanced networks and applications.
April 4, 2006 - Government funding makes more spaces available at UVic this year.
April 4, 2006 - Graduates of the school of hard knocks — including recovering drug addicts and those with mental health issues – usually consider university education to be beyond their reach, a vanished dream.
March 30, 2006 - International research team questions alcohol’s protection against heart disease.
March 29, 2006 - Pilot project addresses under-served area of elderly with mental health/addictions issues.
March 28, 2006 - A world expert on the human use of plants, an internationally renowned physicist, and a historian who brings Canada’s past alive to the world via the Internet are among this year’s winners of the UVic Craigdarroch Research Awards.
March 27, 2006 - Vancouver Island post-secondary students and researchers who want to launch businesses have a new resource to help them take their research to the marketplace.
March 23, 2006 - UVic researchers are using tiny transmitters to analyze fire fighters vital statistics under works condition to improve their safety.
March 21, 2006 - The University of Victoria’s board of governors has approved a 2006/07 budget framework that provides for more student spaces, operating costs for new buildings, program quality approvements and student financial assistance.
March 15, 2006 - Imagine being able to walk through large buildings, or even malls, without losing your way. Or being able to know where your child is when he or she wanders out of sight.
March 15, 2006 - Leading scholar in Irish studies, contributed an introductory essay to an Irish Web exhibition, that includes photographs, letters, books, cartography, music and other evidence of Ireland’s vital influence on Canadian history and culture.
March 2, 2006 - Gwyn Morgan, who established EnCana Corp. as the country’s largest energy company, is the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the University of Victoria’s faculty of business board of advisors.
February 21, 2006 - Does smoking cannabis increase the risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia? Is there a link between smoking marijuana and nicotine addiction?
February 20, 2006 - Canadian humanitarian Dr. James Orbinski to speak
February 15, 2006 - Community forum gives seniors key to the good life.
February 13, 2006 - Newly established B.C. Child and Youth Health Research Network aims to improve the health and well-being of young people.
February 9, 2006 - The first leg of the world's most advanced cabled seafloor observatory was successfully installed this week. Live data is now flowing from instruments at the bottom of Saanich Inlet to the University of Victoria.
February 2, 2006 - Collabortation Between Junior Achievement and UVic Business encourages entrepreneurial achievement.
February 1, 2006 - UVic's engineers help build world's largest telescope.
January 24, 2006 - Community Leaders Recieve Awards.
January 23, 2006 - Scottish history buff Paul Wood has more than Robbie Burns day to celebrate this year.
January 10, 2006 - Faculty members are available to discuss different aspects of the federal election campaign.