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UVic Among Our Place Benefit Supporters

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

VITP Creates Jobs, Pumps Millions into the Economy

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

Materials Science & Oceans get $5 Million Boost

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.

Prescription Opiod Abuse More Common Than Heroin

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

UVic Presents Legacy Awards

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

New Award Honours Renowned Poet P.K. Page

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.

Change Liquor Taxes to Reduce Alcohol Problems

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.

RN Educators Present Research at Conference

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.

UVic Sports Greats to be Honoured

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.

New Downtown Gallery Honours Williams Legacy

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.

Legacy Awards Spotlight Alumni

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.

UVic Plays $4-Million Role in Breast Cancer Study

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.

UVic Legacy Awards Celebrate Excellent Teaching

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.

Victoria Dr. Named BC's Family Physician of Year

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.

Seniors to Benefit From New Approach to Research

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.

UVic Attracts Scientific Star From the U.S.

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.

$2.25M From Province Taps Into Underwater Research

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.

UVic Awards 4 Honorary Degrees at Fall Convocation

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.

Health and Social Impacts of Cancer Examined

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.

Household Chemicals May Pose Human Health Risk

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.

Cannabis Use Highest in BC

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.

Versatile Building For A New Generation

October 2, 2006 - The new University of Victoria Engineering/Computer Science Building contains cutting edge sustainable and technological features.

$1 Million to Aboriginal Chair

September 26, 2006 - BC Hydro is providing $1 million towards the first ever National Chair in Aboriginal Economic Development.

$20 Million to Expand Seafloor Observatory

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.

Bright Ideas Get The Go-Ahead

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.

Popular Chronic Condition Program Now Available

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.

Report Calls for More Child-Friendly Court System

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.

Methane Hydrates Not Cause of Past Global Warming

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.

Student & Teachers to Have New Mysteries to Solve

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.

UVic's Medical Sciences Building Wins Gold

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.

Royal Society Honours UVic Faculty

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.

UVic Startup Receives FDA Clearance

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.

Two UVic Historians Latest Royal Society Fellows

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.

UVic Engineers Bring Out the Green Thumbs

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.

Bring a Prof into Your Boardroom

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.

Aboriginal Camp Introduces Students to UVic

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.

UVic Law Student Receives Top Award

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.

Enbridge Supports New Aboriginal Chair at UVic

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.

Seafloor Observatory Opens Portal to the Pacific

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.

Nursing Prof Wins National Teaching Fellowship

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.

New VP of Finance and Operations at UVic

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.

Raffi's New Book and CD Launch Thursday at UVic

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).

First Nations Fathers Reclaiming Their Role

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.

Invading Bullfrogs Pose New Threat to Native Frogs

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.

$1 Million for Aboriginal Economic Development

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.

Day of Creative Activities Gives Peace a Chance

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.

UVic Grads: Leaders Among the Class of 2006

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:

Jules Verne was Right

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.

UVic to Present Academic Medals at Convocation

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.

Endowment Puts Journalists in Front of the Class

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.

Tough Child and Youth Care Issues are Tackled

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.

Super-Secret Census Data Assisting Researchers

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.

Six to Receive Honorary Degrees at Convocation

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.

Summer Arts Day Camp

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.

UVic Boosts Budding Businesses

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

Conference Focus on Aboriginal Health Research

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.

School Weather Network Wins Kudos

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.

More Mysteries for Student Sleuthes and Teachers

April 27, 2006 - Latest 'Unsolved Mysteries' addition examines Doukhobor death.

Community-Conscious Students Honoured

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.

Estimating Alcohol's Benefits and Harms

April 20, 2006 - Alcohol and addiction experts give public symposium.

UVic Physicists Probe the Origin of the Universe

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.

Gardeners' Alert-UVic Plant Sale Around the Corner

April 18, 2006 - UVic's Finnerty Gardens Plant Sale - Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., McKinnon Gym.

Local History Treasure Trove Added to Website

April 18, 2006 - Victoria's Victoria website announces new material.

Nation-Wide Survey on Workplace Health

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.

Technology Behind UVic Ocean Observatory Projects

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.

Still Time to Apply For Admission

April 4, 2006 - Government funding makes more spaces available at UVic this year.

"Hard Knocks" Grads Discover the Joy of Learning

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.

Moderate Drinking Brings Dubious Benefits

March 30, 2006 - International research team questions alcohol’s protection against heart disease.

Encouraging Nurses to Care for Seniors

March 29, 2006 - Pilot project addresses under-served area of elderly with mental health/addictions issues.

UVic Researchers Make Their Mark in the World

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.

New Home to More Inventors and Investors

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.

Transmitters Assist in Fire Fighter Stress Test

March 23, 2006 - UVic researchers are using tiny transmitters to analyze fire fighters vital statistics under works condition to improve their safety.

UVic Approves 2006-07 Budget Framework

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.

Never get Lost at the Mall Again!

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.

The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf

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.

Gwyn Morgan Named Distinguished Entrepreneur

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.

Link Between Cannabis, Mental Health & Addiction

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?

Physician Faced the World's Worst Crises

February 20, 2006 - Canadian humanitarian Dr. James Orbinski to speak

UVic's Guide to Seniors Living Large

February 15, 2006 - Community forum gives seniors key to the good life.

New Research Network Assists Child & Youth Health

February 13, 2006 - Newly established B.C. Child and Youth Health Research Network aims to improve the health and well-being of young people.

Venus is in the Water!

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.

Scholarship Assists Budding Entrepreneurs

February 2, 2006 - Collabortation Between Junior Achievement and UVic Business encourages entrepreneurial achievement.

UVic Engineers Work On World's Largest Telescope

February 1, 2006 - UVic's engineers help build world's largest telescope.

The Stuff That Leaders Are Made Of

January 24, 2006 - Community Leaders Recieve Awards.

UVic Professor First Scottish Studies Fellow

January 23, 2006 - Scottish history buff Paul Wood has more than Robbie Burns day to celebrate this year.

UVic Experts Offer Federal Election Analysis

January 10, 2006 - Faculty members are available to discuss different aspects of the federal election campaign.