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UVic Launches Rabbit Pilot Project

December 23, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria has entered into a pilot project agreement with Common Ground, a wildlife damage control company, as the next step toward a long-term management plan for the feral rabbit population on campus.

Life On The Dead Beat

December 21, 2009 - 

Award-winning author and Globe and Mail senior feature writer Sandra Martin is the University of Victoria’s new Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction.

UVic Offers New Courses For Lifelong Learning

December 18, 2009 - 

Keep your mind sharp, learn new skills and meet people who share your interests by participating in courses offered by UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies.

UVic Sheds New Light On Right Brain Activity

December 15, 2009 - 

It’s a world first: thanks to new technology developed by the University of Victoria, researchers can now show how multiple parts of the right brain dynamically process spatial relationships.

UVic Report: HST and Booze

December 9, 2009 - 

UVic report calls on BC to use HST and an opportunity to reduce spiralling alcohol-related deaths.

NEPTUNE Canada Ocean Observatory Goes Live

December 8, 2009 - 

Today, UVic-led NEPTUNE Canada turned on data flow from its 800 kilometre network in the Pacific Ocean.

More Drinking, More Drugs, More Harm

December 8, 2009 - 

UVic Study: BC residents drinking more these days.

UVic Marks Annual Day Of Remembrance

November 25, 2009 - 

The 20th anniversary of Montreal Massacre will be marked at UVic by day of remembrance and action on violence.

New Report Underscores Urgency For Climate Action

November 24, 2009 - 

Canada must commit to a stringent and binding agreement on climate change at the upcoming Copenhagen conference on climate change, says University of Victoria climatologist Dr. Andrew Weaver.

UVic Has Sights Set On Subatomic Action

November 23, 2009 - 

The world’s biggest science experiment—the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27-km circular tunnel buried 100 metres underground and straddling the French-Swiss border—is powering up again with the subterranean action not only taking pla

Future Ecocar Arrives At UVic

November 9, 2009 - 

The platform vehicle for building the car of the future is now on the University of Victoria campus.

UVic Honours Leaders In Arts, Business and Law

November 5, 2009 - 

Four honorary degrees—the university’s highest recognition—will be presented at the University of Victoria’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on Nov. 9 and 10 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

BC Has The Power To Charge Electric Cars

November 3, 2009 - 

A new independent research white paper from the UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions says that BC has the power to support the introduction of more than two million plug-in electrified vehicles if charging is done in off-peak demand periods

Study Suggests Affordable Vaccines Within Reach

November 2, 2009 - 

A new research paper, co-authored by UVic health economist Rebecca Warburton, suggests that pharmaceutical companies can afford to provide lower-priced vaccines for lower-income countries.

Ocean Observatory Data Heads For Saskatchewan

October 27, 2009 - 

A newly inked agreement  will see a duplicate set of all the scientific data being collected by the world-leading VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories sent to an advanced data storage system at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Funding Architecture For Community-Based Research

October 26, 2009 - 

A new report, involving UVic’s Office of Community-Based Research, makes the case for changing how Canada applies knowledge and research to address the country’s social conditions.

UVic To Welcome Olympic Torch

October 20, 2009 - 

It’s too early for snow but that won’t stop snowboarders, hockey players and curlers from putting on a show at the University of Victoria to welcome the Olympic torch when it comes to campus on Oct. 30.

$1.55 Million For Data Storage, Ocean Research

October 20, 2009 - 

Two projects that give members of the community the opportunity to participate in the groundbreaking research being conducted at UVic are part of $10.5 million in funding announced recently by the CANARIE Network.

Breakthrough with Light could help viral research

October 19, 2009 - 

A research collaboration involving UVic scientists has developed a method using the force of light to gently trap, manipulate and study tiny, active objects as miniscule as viruses—opening doors to expanded viral research.

UVic's Haig-Brown Writer-In-Residence Announced

October 15, 2009 - 

One of Canada’s most acclaimed nature writers, Don Gayton, is the University of Victoria’s Haig-Brown Centenary Writer-in-Residence.

Judith Sayers Joins The University Of Victoria

October 13, 2009 - 

A former chief of the Port Alberni Hupacasath First Nation is sharing her expertise with the University of Victoria.

Fewer BC High School Children Drinking and Smoking

October 8, 2009 - 

Is your teen doing drugs? According to a new report on substance use among BC high school students, prepared by the UVic's Centre of Addictions Research (CARBC) and the McCreary Centre Society (MCS), the answer to that question is probably no.

UVic Introduces New Business PhD Program

October 7, 2009 - 

The Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria is introducing a new PhD program aimed at training the next generation of researchers and educators in the field of international management and organization.

Call For Nominations for VLA Annual Awards

October 7, 2009 - 

Here is Victoria’s chance to sing its praises of our local heroes. Each year, community leaders are lauded with the Victoria’s Leadership Awards (VLA), and nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 awards.

Legacy Awards: UVic's Celebration of Excellence

October 6, 2009 - 

The Legacy Awards, UVic’s annual gala celebration of outstanding members of the university community, were presented on Oct. 13 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

So You Want To Be An Astronaut

October 5, 2009 - 

What does it take to be an astronaut? Hear all about Canada’s 2008/09 astronaut recruitment campaign from University of Victoria physics and astronomy professor and aspiring astronaut Dr. Geoffrey Steeves, one of the finalists in the campaign.

UVic Honours Local Senior Volunteers

September 30, 2009 - 

Two seniors who have spent decades improving the lives of others in the capital region will receive the University of Victoria Centre on Aging’s 2009 Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA).

New Research Chairs Announced

September 23, 2009 - 

Two promising scholars in the fields of brain function and micro-engineering are the University of Victoria’s newest Canada Research Chairs.

Federal Funding Supports Stadium Upgrade

September 21, 2009 - 

The Hon. Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, today announced federal funding to renovate Centennial Stadium and provide other field upgrades at UVic.

Three New Royal Fellows for UVic

September 17, 2009 - 

Linguist and phonetician John Esling, biologist Ben Koop, and poet Lorna Crozier are the University of Victoria’s newest fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. The distinction is considered Canada’s highest academic honour.

PICS Announces New Fellowships

September 14, 2009 - 

PICS has awarded 15 new fellowships. All recipients are from PICS’ collaborating universities – the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Northern British Columbia.

UVic Gives New Perspective On Brain Activities

September 8, 2009 - 

UVic researcher Phil Zeman has developed a new and less expensive procedure for analyzing EEG (electroencephalogram) data that identifies the location of special brain activities.

Reduced Rabbit Population Aim Of Pilot Project

September 1, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria is looking to the community for assistance in reducing the growing feral rabbit population on campus.

Distance Ed Pioneer Wins National Teaching Award

August 26, 2009 - 

After a career pushing the boundaries of distance education University of Victoria professor John Langford is this year’s wiinner of the Pierre De Celles Award for excellence in teaching in public administration.

Gordon Smith Wins Vanier Medal

August 24, 2009 - 

Gordon Smith, executive director of UVic’s Centre for Global Studies, is this year’s recipient of the Vanier Medal for his service to Canada.

Steve Nash To Accept UVic Honorary Degree

August 19, 2009 - 

Steve Nash—two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and creator of the Steve Nash Foundation for underserved children—will accept an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria on Sept. 18.

Discover Rock Art and Rock 'N' Roll At UVic

August 10, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria’s Division of Continuing Studies is offering an eclectic mix of engaging courses starting in September 2009.

"Smart" Golf Balls Among Projects On Display

July 22, 2009 - 

Golf balls that transmit the success, or failure, of your drive are among the projects on display at this year’s University of Victoria senior engineering students' presentation and demonstration on July 24.

BC Honours Canada's Foremost Wildlife Biologist

July 21, 2009 - 

Leaders in the study and support of ecology and conservation in British Columbia will gather tomorrow at the University of Victoria's School of Environmental Studies.

World's Most Precise Microscope Headed For UVic

July 16, 2009 - 

A new microscope that views the subatomic universe—the first of its kind in the world—is being built for the University of Victoria in collaboration with Hitachi High-Technologies.

UVic To Reinstate Parking Fines

July 16, 2009 - 

Effective July 20, the University of Victoria will resume issuing parking violation fines to those who do not purchase parking permits or who display invalid parking permits.

UVic's Green Car Design Wins Award

July 8, 2009 - 

The UVic EcoCAR team’s fuel-efficient, low-emission car of the future is an award winner.

World's Largest Ocean Observatory Nears Completion

July 3, 2009 - 

Canada is about to take the world on a 25-year non-stop research expedition—into the deep ocean.


Indigenous Youth Get A Taste Of UVic Life

July 2, 2009 - 

Indigenous youth from across British Columbia will sample university life this week during the University of Victoria’s sixth annual Indigenous Student Mini University Summer Camp.

More Drinking Opportunities Lead To More Violence

June 26, 2009 - 

UVic's researchers have discovered that when it comes to the issue of late-night drinking, there is a direct correlation between extended bar hours and increased alcohol-related violence.

UVic Garners $33.5 Million In Federal Funding

June 25, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria claimed top spot among the nation’s comprehensive universities in a recent major funding announcement by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Appointment Boosts BC's Climate Change Leadership

June 25, 2009 - 

British Columbia’s climate change leadership has been given a major boost with the appointment of Dr Thomas Pedersen as director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), says University of Victoria President Dr. David Turpin.

Mapping The Human Body

June 25, 2009 - 

How do drugs know where they’re needed to do their job in the human body? The UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre is closer to being able to provide an answer to that complex question thanks to more than $620,000 in funding from WEDC.

Technology Offers Fresh Streams Of Knowledge

June 24, 2009 - 

The arrival of a new underwater ‘robot’ at UVic’s Ocean Technology Laboratory (OTL) and the opportunities it will provide has been made possible by support from the Government of Canada.

UVic's Ocean Networks Canada Gains Support

June 24, 2009 - 

An investment of $360,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada is helping to support the commercialization activities of UVic's Ocean Networks Canada (ONC).

UVic Hosts 2009 World Student Environmental Summit

June 23, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria is hosting the second annual World Student Environmental Summit from June 24 to 28, 2009.

Ted Harrison Donates Murals To UVic

June 17, 2009 - 

When Victoria painter Ted Harrison moved from his home last year, an expert was called in to save the murals on his walls. Now those two murals are hanging in a UVic building-a generous gift from the artist.

UVic Receives Major Gift For Indigenous Programs

June 15, 2009 - 

Indigenous students at the University of Victoria (UVic) are benefiting from a $500,000 donation from TD Bank Financial Group.

Support For Carbon Tax Is Increasing

June 12, 2009 - 

New research showing that the BC carbon tax is gaining support within the province and across Canada was among the key findings revealed at a three-day forum hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Sustainable Prosperity.

UVic Set New Course For Water Governance In BC

June 12, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project has released a detailed policy paper exploring the options and opportunities for water reform in the province.

UVic Hosts Forum On The Environment & Restoration

June 11, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria is hosting the 2009 Restoration Institute—an international public conference to share knowledge on areas of emerging importance in the fields of ecological restoration and climate change—from June 17 to 21, 2009.<

Spring Convocation 2009: Academic Medalists

June 9, 2009 - 

Medals for outstanding academic achievement will be awarded during the University of Victoria’s spring convocation ceremonies, June 15 to 18 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

New Collaboration Makes Waves For Oceans Day

June 4, 2009 - 

As we get ready to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, the University of Victoria is teaming up with the federal government and industry to assess the energy-giving capacity of the ocean.

Carbon Pricing Forum-Is "BC's Experiment" Working?

June 3, 2009 - 

British Columbia gained worldwide acclaim for introducing its far-reaching and controversial carbon tax last year, but is it proving an effective tool for helping to combat human-caused climate change?

Four Honorary Degrees At Spring Convocation 2009

June 1, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria, at spring convocation ceremonies to be held during the week of June 15, will award honorary degrees to four individuals.

Carbon Tax Focus of Public Panel Discussion

May 26, 2009 - 

Putting a price on carbon grabbed headlines during BC’s recent election campaign but what has been the early outcome and impact of this new provincial policy?

UVic Examines The Myths and Mysteries of Aging

May 25, 2009 - 

As people age, how do they cope with changes in their health, their relationships and their finances?

UVic Law Professor Named 2009 Trudeau Fellow

May 13, 2009 - 

University of Victoria law professor Jeremy Webber has been named one of four new Trudeau Fellows by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The prestigious academic honour recognizes his cutting-edge research into the constitutional structure of democr

Popular UVic Courses Resume On Saanich Peninsula

May 7, 2009 - 

The popular UVic on the Saanich Peninsula program offered by the University of Victoria’s Division of Continuing Studies resumes on the peninsula this fall with courses at the Mary Winspear Centre and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney.

A Play About Seniors Hits The Road

April 27, 2009 - 

No Particular Place to Go, featuring retired UVic theatre professor John Krich and theatre students Reid Sparling and Anne-Marie Cirillo, reveals the current attitudes towards the issue of senior drivers.

126 Rhodos Donated To UVic's Finnerty Gardens

April 27, 2009 - 

Stunning varieties of rare rhododendrons are taking root in UVic’s Finnerty Gardens thanks to a donation of 126 of the plants known for their flowers and foliage.

Earth Day Experts And Events

April 20, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria EcoCAR Team will be at Victoria’s Bay Centre on Earth Day with an information booth about the electric vehicle the students are designing and building as part of EcoCAR: The Next Challenge.

It's Grow Time: UVic Plant Sale May 3

April 20, 2009 - 

The annual UVic Plant Sale will be on Sunday, May 3 in the University of Victoria’s McKinnon Gym. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the sale ends at 1 p.m.

UVic Business Honours Telecommunications Titan

April 17, 2009 - 

Sir Terry Matthews, a technology entrepreneur and investor in telecommunication ventures, is the University of Victoria Faculty of Business’ 2009 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

$2-Million Gift Benefits Visual Arts At UVic

April 17, 2009 - 

Visual arts students at the University of Victoria will benefit from a $2-million gift from BC art philanthropist Michael Audain and the Audain Foundation.

Community-Minded UVic Students Honoured

April 16, 2009 - 

Eight University of Victoria students who combine strong academic performance with a commitment to community volunteer work were honoured this week with the 2009 Blue and Gold Awards.

Drugs Not Necessarily Good For Seniors

April 16, 2009 - 

A new UVic study shows that taking multiple prescription or non-prescription medications increases the chance of experiencing a serious adverse drug reaction—especially if you are a senior.

CanConnect Provides Better Communication

April 15, 2009 - 

Seniors and people with cognitive and other disabilities from around the globe will soon find it easier to communicate with their families and friends thanks to a one-of-a-kind invention by CanAssist, UVic's leading-edge disabilities support program.<

Panel Discussion Offers Electoral Reform 101

April 15, 2009 - 

Puzzled by the choices in the upcoming referendum on voting systems? Then attend the public panel ,“BC’s Referendum on Democracy,” hosted by the University of Victoria and the Times Colonist on campus on April 30.

Drinking More Than Your Share

April 14, 2009 - 

A new study conducted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) reveals that 53 per cent of all the alcohol consumed in Canada is consumed by just 10 per cent of Canadian residents aged 15 years and older.

Towing Replaces Fines in Wake of Court Decision

April 9, 2009 - 

Starting immediately the University of Victoria will no longer issue fines for parking violations but will instead issue tickets warning car owners that a subsequent violation will result in their cars being towed.

Happy, Healthy and Old

April 8, 2009 - 

What does it take to be a healthy, happy senior?

Ottawa Invests In Equipment For CanAssist

April 7, 2009 - 

A University of Victoria program will be able to meet the growing demand for assistive technology equipment for persons with disabilities, thanks to federal funding announced today.

UVic Honours Its Top Researchers For 2009

April 6, 2009 - 

A mechanical engineer, an English scholar, an expert in European studies, an advocate for Aboriginal child health, and a university-wide team that assists people with special needs are winners of the University of Victoria’s 2009 Craigdarroch Res

Growing Up With Grandparents Goes Legal

April 1, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria’s School of Social Work together with Parent Support Services of BC today launched Canada’s first legal guide for grandparents raising grandchildren.

UVic Announces 2009/2010 Budget Framework

April 1, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors has approved a 2009/2010 budget framework that funds program growth.

Study Reveals Genetic Secrets Of Pacific Sea Louse

April 1, 2009 - 

Sea lice found in the Pacific Ocean are very different genetically from sea lice in the Atlantic Ocean, a study team co-led by a University of Victoria researcher has found.

More Fall Prevention Support For Seniors

March 31, 2009 - 

VICTORIA – The Province is launching more resources to prevent seniors from falls, one of the greatest injury risks that B.C. seniors face, announced Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong on behalf of Mary Polak, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport.

UVic Student Wins National Entrepreneurship Award

March 26, 2009 - 

Jill Doucette, a fourth-year University of Victoria biology student, has won top honours at the national Nicol Entrepreneurship competition for her green business consulting practice known as Synergy.

Masterminds: Lectures By UVic Retirees

March 24, 2009 - 

It’s not a quiz show, but a chance for you to learn from a lifetime of research, creativity, and involvement by active retirees.

UVic Students Drop Dead Together

March 20, 2009 - 

Each year about 6,000 tobacco-related deaths occur in BC.

From Wanderlust To Book Lust

March 18, 2009 - 

During his 50 years as a Reuters and Associated Press journalist, C. J. Fox amassed a vast collection of works by English painter and writer Wyndham Lewis and other 20th century non-conformist artists.

Grant To Study Reading In The Digital Age

March 16, 2009 - 

From ancient cave paintings to hand-printed books to Facebook, people have been reading in various forms for thousands of years.

New Ocean Research Centre For UVic

March 16, 2009 - 

New Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research will create jobs,
improve the quality of life for Canadians and strengthen the economy

Heavier Alcohol Use Predicts Prostate Cancer

March 14, 2009 - 

New international research has linked heavier drinking and prostate cancer.

UVic President To Be Reappointed

March 13, 2009 - 

UVic's Board of Governors today announced that it has accepted unanimously a recommendation from the university’s committee that UVic President Dr. David Turpin be offered a third term.

Fewer People Bringing Vehicles To UVic Campus

March 6, 2009 - 

The most recent University of Victoria traffic survey reveals that more and more students, faculty and staff are choosing sustainable modes of travel to get to and from campus.

Balancing Freedom Of Expression And Human Rights

March 3, 2009 - 

What are the principles underlying the freedom of expression? How can we balance the basic human rights to freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination?

UVic Picks Best Pharmacies For Seniors

March 2, 2009 - 

No matter what your health is like, everyone uses a pharmacy. But which pharmacy in the Capital Regional District is the best for seniors?

New Research Chair To Harness New Technology

February 25, 2009 - 

A philosopher who wants to explore the significance in Aristotle’s logic in the Middle Ages and make it more accessible through digital technology is the University of Victoria’s newest Canada Research Chair.

World Scholars Head To UVic

February 9, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria will host the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary gathering of researchers in North America in the spring of 2013.

Leadership Awards Laud Local Heroes

February 5, 2009 - 

Some of the most inspirational leaders in our community were honoured this afternoon at the fifth annual Victoria’s Leadership Awards fundraising reception and ceremony.

Book Explores Aboriginal Economic Displacement

February 5, 2009 - 

University of Victoria historian John Lutz is providing a fresh perspective on Aboriginal poverty.

UVic Encourages Staff To Quit

February 2, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria and the Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division) are teaming up to launch a tobacco-free workplace initiative to encourage employees who smoke to quit the habit and stay smoke-free.

Diversity Conference Offers Provocative Research

February 2, 2009 - 

Some of the University of Victoria’s most cutting-edge and community-engaged researchers will come together Feb. 12 and 13 for Critical Conversations Continue, the second annual diversity research forum at UVic.

Tribute To Grads: UVic Alumni Week 2009

January 27, 2009 - 

Alumni Week 2009—the second annual celebration of the contributions of University of Victoria graduates to their communities—begins Sunday, Feb. 1 and continues with a week-long series of events and daily prizes.

Federal Budget Experts

January 23, 2009 - 

The following University of Victoria faculty members are available to discuss the Jan. 27 federal budget:

New Tool Helps Blunt Racial Bias

January 21, 2009 - 

Increasing people’s awareness of facial feature differences within a specific race is often the first step to reducing racial bias.

Research Chair Sheds Light On Earth's Surface

January 20, 2009 - 

VICTORIA – The province is partnering with the University of Victoria to find new ways to use data collected by sensors in planes and satellites to protect and manage natural resources.

Lifetimes of Achievement

January 15, 2009 - 

A new year can bring many resolutions for most people, but well-known local residents Helen and Ted Hughes have already amassed their fair share of good deeds through a shared lifetime of community devotion.

Papers Identify Climate Change Concerns

January 15, 2009 - 

How will climate change affect the health of British Columbians and what can we do about it?

Acclaimed Author Examines "New" America

January 12, 2009 - 

Award-winning novelist, historian and essayist Ronald Wright will discuss the roots of American expansion and the modern age in the next President’s Distinguished Lecture, “What is America?” on Thursday, January 22 at 8 p.m.

New UVic Forum Poses Tough Questions For Religions

January 8, 2009 - 

Do religions condone violence, exclude different beliefs and discriminate based on gender?

UVic Plans Upgrade To Athletics And Recreation

January 8, 2009 - 

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors has approved preliminary planning and a funding feasibility study for renovations to the McKinnon Building and the construction of an adjacent new complex.

Sex Industry Is Focus Of UVic Conference

January 6, 2009 - 

One of the major barriers sex workers often face is an intense stigma from the public.

Become Your Own Financial Guru

January 5, 2009 - 

Weathering a recession and making smarter financial choices will be the first order of business for most of us in 2009.