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$1 Million Gift Helps Global Business Students

December 20, 2010 - 

Students at the University of Victoria will be better prepared to do business in East Asia thanks to a generous gift of $1 million from Stephen Jarislowsky, founder and CEO of the Montreal-based investment company, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.

The Price Of Getting High, Stoned And Drunk In BC

December 16, 2010 - 

A new study by UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) recommends ending rock bottom drink prices in government and private liquor stores to address the continuing connection between cheap alcohol, hospitalization and death in BC.

BC Needs New Approach To Developing Wind Power

December 16, 2010 - 

New research from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) claims that recent developments in international trade policy have practically eliminated British Columbia’s ability to use local content policies to develop its wind energy sec

New Continuing Studies Calendar Offers 200 Courses

December 14, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s Division of Continuing Studies is offering another great season of courses for people who want to learn more about the world around them.

UVic Biomedical Engineer "Outsmarts" HIV

December 9, 2010 - 

New, groundbreaking research by University of Victoria biomedical engineer Stephanie Willerth has significantly advanced the understanding of HIV and how to treat it.

Seafood Knowledge Lacking, Survey Suggests

December 2, 2010 - 

Are Victoria-area consumers being given enough information about the sustainability of the seafood they purchase at local restaurants and grocery stores?

UVic Gains New Canada Research Chair

November 24, 2010 - 

Computers can store thousands of tunes but can they sense when you want to shuffle from hip hop to experimental jazz? Bringing computers to this next level is University of Victoria’s latest Canada Research Chair, George Tzanetakis.

UVic Legacy Awards Honour Outstanding Achievement

November 22, 2010 - 

In categories representing alumni, research, sports and teaching, four members of the University of Victoria community will receive Legacy Awards in a special gathering Tuesday evening in the Victoria Conference Centre.

Program Supports Indigenous Post-Secondary Success

November 10, 2010 - 

A ground-breaking, four-year national research project conducted by the University of Victoria demonstrates that universities can take steps to help Indigenous students significantly improve their retention, and ultimately, graduation rates.

UVic Honours Benefactor On Campus, In Old Town

November 9, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria will dedicate an on-campus plaza and install commemorative plaques in downtown Victoria in recognition of heritage developer, patron of the arts and philanthropist Michael Williams, who died 10 years ago.

1,400 Graduate At Fall Convocation

November 5, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria will grant 1,400 degrees, diplomas and certificates at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 10 and 12 (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day) in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. There are many outstanding students among the ne

Lecturer Focuses On First Nations Storytelling

November 2, 2010 - 

UVic’s new Southam lecturer will show students how First Nations storytelling techniques can help their writing.

Five To Receive UVic Honorary Degrees

November 2, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria will award honorary degrees recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of five individuals – in fields ranging from nursing to public sector management.

UVic Campaigns Against Drug-Impaired Driving

October 29, 2010 - 

Ensuring that youth and young adults understand just how lethal mixing drugs and driving can be is the focus of a new outreach program launched by the UVic's Cetnre for Addictions Research.

New Tool Rates Environmental Impact of Aquaculture

October 27, 2010 - 

University of Victoria marine ecologist Dr. John Volpe and his research team have developed the Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI), an unprecedented system for objectively measuring the environmental performance of fish farming.

UVic's New Peter B. Gustavson School Of Business

October 22, 2010 - 

UVic Business has a new name–the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. This is the first time in UVic's history that a faculty is being named after an individual.

UVic Shines In 2010 National Research Rankings

October 21, 2010 - 

In the 2010 ranking of Canada’s research universities released by Re$earch Infosource, UVic tops all other comprehensive universities in Canada in two out of three measures of research performance over the last decade.

Coast Capital Gift Bolsters Uvic Economic Research

October 19, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s think tank Economics research forum and Economics Seminar Series, will receive $30,000 from Coast Capital Savings under a three-year sponsorship, the university announced today.

Team Completes World-First Ocean Observatory

October 15, 2010 - 

The installation of NEPTUNE Canada—the world’s largest and most advanced cabled ocean observatory—has been completed.

VLA 2011 Call for Nominations

October 14, 2010 - 

Now is your chance to recognize an exemplary community hero in one of six prestigious award categories. Nominations for Victoria’s Leadership Awards (VLAs) are now being accepted for the 2011 awards ceremony.

UVic Scholar Awarded For Ancient World Research

October 13, 2010 - 

A curiosity about the ancient world has earned UVic archaeologist John Oleson the 2010 Pierre Chauveau Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for his distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities.

Tough Environment for BC's Cleantech Sector

October 12, 2010 - 

New research from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) reveals that cleantech companies in British Columbia (BC) are struggling to secure the venture capital financing they need to develop.

UVic Recognizes Senior Volunteers

September 29, 2010 - 

Life is good in the CRD, thanks to seniors.  UVic announces its VERA award winners.

After The Global Economic Crisis

September 28, 2010 - 

Lessons learned from the global financial crisis.

UVic Spinoff Receives Provincial Award

September 24, 2010 - 

UVic student's vaccine technology wins BCIC award.

Leading Climatologist Heads UVic Consortium

September 21, 2010 - 

One of Canada’s leading climate researchers has returned to the University of Victoria to head a consortium that promotes collaborative research on the physical impacts of climate change on Pacific North America.

Green Garage Helps UVic Auto Research

September 16, 2010 - 

UVic's new "green garage" is enhancing research into alternative energy.

UVic Ranked Among World's Best Universities

September 15, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria has climbed to 130th in the world and sixth place in Canada in the Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings released today.

New Fellowships to Spur Climate Change Innovation

September 14, 2010 - 

Sixteen new fellowships, worth $684,000 over the next three years will spur climate change innovation, mitigation and adaptation, says Tom Pedersen, Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Neptune Canada Wires Subsea Volcanic Region

September 13, 2010 - 

On Sunday, Sept. 12, a team of scientists and engineers will embark from Esquimalt, BC aboard the research vessel T.G. Thompson on a deep-sea voyage that will complete the installation of NEPTUNE Canada.

Two Subseafloor Observatories Installed

September 7, 2010 - 

An international team of scientists has just returned from two months at sea near British Columbia, Canada, where they installed two observatories in the ocean floor to run innovative experiments at the bottom of the sea.

UVic Prof Awarded Canada's Highest Academic Honour

September 7, 2010 - 

Theatre prof Mary Kerr is the only set and costume designer to be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

UVic Reports on Needle Sharing

September 1, 2010 - 

Victoria's drug users continue to share dirty needles.

UVic To Resume Rabbit Trapping

August 30, 2010 - 

The BC Supreme Court has set aside an injunction preventing the University of Victoria from capturing rabbits on its campus.

Public Health Focus of New School at UVic

August 25, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s new School of Public Health and Social Policy, in the Faculty of Human and Social Development, is the first new school at the university in 20 years.

Premier's One World Scholarship to UVic Student

August 24, 2010 - 

University of Victoria student Brittney O’Neill is the recipient of a $20,000 Premier’s One World Scholarship and will study Mandarin at at the East China Normal University in Shanghai.

UVic Building Achieves LEED Gold Standard

August 20, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s Social Sciences and Mathematics Building is the third campus facility to achieve the gold-level standard in environmental design and sustainability.

Fall Continuing Studies Course Catalogue Available

August 16, 2010 - 

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

UVic Applies To Set Aside Injunction

August 13, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria has applied to the BC Supreme Court to set aside an injunction granted on July 30 prohibiting the university from trapping and killing the feral rabbits that are proliferating on its campus.

Shale Gas Development and Climate Targets: Can The

July 27, 2010 - 

The potential rise in emissions from shale gas development in BC will make it extremely difficult for the province to achieve its CO2 reduction targets, according to a policy brief commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Rabbit-Free Zones Established On Campus

June 28, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s new long-term Feral Rabbit Management Plan establishes rabbit-free zones on campus and an area where a sustainable population of feral rabbits can remain.

UVic Takes the Secrets of Colonial BC Online

June 22, 2010 - 

The discovery of gold, shipwrecks and murder in colonial BC - it's all in a new online resource published by UVic.

Nearly $31M Supports World-Class Isotope Research

June 22, 2010 - 

The province is investing nearly $31 million in a project to keep Canada at the forefront of particle physics and demonstrate new technologies for producing medical isotopes. UVic leads a key component of this project.

Gift To UVic Has Roots In Science Education

June 21, 2010 - 

UVic alumnus Richard Flury and his wife Liz help to further science education by providing a generous gift.

Forum Starts Mapping A Sustainable Energy Future

June 21, 2010 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions says recommendations from its forum held in Vancouver this week will form part of a white paper that will provide analysis and advice to government and stakeholders on BC’s future energy options.

Banish The Business Blahs

June 16, 2010 - 

Banish the business blahs:  UVic conference serves up fresh ideas to go with your morning coffee.

Spring Convocation Week At UVic

June 15, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria will confer more than 2,800 degrees, diplomas and certificates at eight convocation ceremonies this week, from Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

FutureGrid forum debates BC's energy options

June 10, 2010 - 

Energy and climate change experts meet in Vancouver on June 15/16 at the “FutureGrid: BC’s Energy Options in a Changing Environment” forum, hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

CREATE Program in Forests and Climate Change

June 4, 2010 - 

The NSERC CREATE Program in Forests and Climate Change brings more than $1.6 million to the University of Victoria over six years to conduct training and research on the interaction of forests and climate change and to develop science-based strategies&

UVic Awards Four Honorary Degrees

June 2, 2010 - 

UVic is presenting honorary degrees to leaders in finance, Aboriginal education, journalism & conservation.

Forum Debates B.C.'s "Clean Energy Revolution"

June 2, 2010 - 

As British Columbia stands on the brink of a clean energy revolution, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) announces a forum that aims to bring much-needed constructive debate over the province’s future electricity regime.

Vancouver Island Institutions Sign Agreement

May 21, 2010 - 

Vancouver Island's post-secondary institutions signed a MOU today intended to foster collaboration related to the education and training needs of Vancouver Island and the BC Coastal Region.

From UVic Grad To Business Owner - Instantly

May 21, 2010 - 

University of Victoria engineering students are being given a unique opportunity to graduate with a master’s degree and a stake in a successful business.

UVic Student Receives $180,000 Trudeau Scholarship

May 13, 2010 - 

University of Victoria geography student Nathan Bennett is one of 15 PhDs students this year receiving a highly coveted doctoral scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

UVic Study Shows Few Teens Sing O Canada Perfectly

May 12, 2010 - 

A study by the University of Victoria shows more than half of Canadian high school choral students don’t know the melody to “O Canada,” and fewer than 70 per cent know the lyrics.

Nisga'a Business Leader Helps Guide UVic Students

May 10, 2010 - 

.Art Mercer, one of BC’s top Aboriginal business leaders, is the University of Victoria Faculty of Business newest executive-in-residence.

Water: Price It Right For Conservation

May 10, 2010 - 

Many lessons have been learned in the 10 years since the Walkerton water tragedy, and now a new University of Victoria report is stimulating a national dialogue on water pricing as part of a sustainable approach to management.

UVic Launches Master Of Global Business Degree

May 5, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Business is launching a new one-year master degree in global business with classes set to begin in September 2010.

UVic's EcoCar Is Ready To Roll

April 30, 2010 - 

UVic Appoints New Academic Leader

April 30, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria has appointed Dr. Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay as its next Vice-President Academic and Provost, effective January 1, 2011.


UVic Salutes Its Top Researchers For 2010

April 26, 2010 - 

The 2010 Craigdarroch Research Awards shine a light on UVic excellence in six award categories.

Annual UVic Plant Sale May 2

April 19, 2010 - 

The 2010 UVic Plant Sale will be on Sunday, May 2 in the University of Victoria’s McKinnon Gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Regiment Celebrates 150 Years

April 19, 2010 - 

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada celebrates 150 years of continuous service to Canada with a special ceremony at their former barracks on the UVic campus on April 20 at 4 p.m.

UVic Scholarship Honours BC Public Servant

April 19, 2010 - 

A graduate memorial scholarship in natural resource management is being established at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration in memory of the late Jack Ebbels, a long-time BC public servant.

Controlling Forests Doesn't Have To Be Toxic

April 14, 2010 - 

Running high-voltage power through a forest can be dangerous. A UVic professor provides a solution.

UVic's James Tully Wins Killam Prize

April 13, 2010 - 

Constitutional expert Dr. James Tully, University of Victoria professor and one of the foremost political theorists of our time, was awarded the 2010 Killam Prize for the Humanities today from the Canada Council for the Arts. 

UVic Hosts International Symposium on Democracy

April 8, 2010 - 

Is democracy working?  UVic hosts an international two-day symposium Apr. 28 to 29.

UVic Honours Thrifty Foods Founder

April 7, 2010 - 

UVic’s Faculty of Business is recognizing Victoria’s Alex Campbell Sr. for his achievements in the retail food industry and as an outstanding philanthropist with the faculty’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year award.

UVic Board Passes 2010/2011 Budget Framework

March 30, 2010 - 

UVic's Board of Governors approves a balanced 2010/2011 budget framework that funds focused growth.

UVic Engineering Prof Named Canada Research Chair

March 26, 2010 - 

A University of Victoria engineering professor is being named as the Canada Research Chair in Nanoplasmonics.

UVic Concludes Rabbit Pilot Project

March 24, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria has concluded its rabbit pilot project to capture, sterilize and find new homes for a set number of rabbits from in and around its playing fields.

Peter Gustavson Donates $10M To UVic Business

March 19, 2010 - 

Students at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Business are the big winners as a result of a $10 million gift from Peter B. Gustavson, President and CEO, Gustavson Capital Corporation.

Public Panel Tackles Climate Change Reporting

March 17, 2010 - 

Be part of the panel discussion “Climate Change and the Media: Scientists, Scribes and Spinmeisters” hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at UVic on April 8 from 7:30 to 9:30pm, room B150, Bob Wright Centre.

US Canada Partnership Expands Ocean Research

March 11, 2010 - 

Ocean research in the northeast Pacific took a major step forward today with the signing of a new agreement between the US and Canada to work closely together on world-leading ocean observing systems.

UVic MBAs Win Annual Investment Competition

March 10, 2010 - 

For the second time in five years, UVic MBA students have emereged on top in the fifth annual Financial Post MBA Portfolio Management Competition.

UVic Showcases Its Retirees' Talents

March 5, 2010 - 

Discover the talents of UVic retirees in the upcoming Masterminds art exhibit and lecture series.

UVic To Purchase Properties From Sisters of St Ann

March 1, 2010 - 

The Sisters of St. Ann and the University of Victoria—in keeping with a shared history and a shared commitment to education and health promotion—have signed an agreement in principle that will see UVic purchase the Arbutus Road properties.<

Former IKEA Boss Joins University of Victoria

February 25, 2010 - 

Former president of IKEA Canada and retired partner in IKEA Seattle will join UVic Business as executive in residence next month.

Bone Health Focus of Exhibit, Lecture

February 24, 2010 - 

UVic researchers say good bone health can prevent injuries and chronic health problems, no matter what your age. Learn more at two public events on March 3.

Anti-bullying program goes rural

February 23, 2010 - 

The WITS anti-bullying program, developed with community partners at the University of Victoria, has demonstrated its value in reducing peer victimization and bullying in Greater Victoria schools.

Youth Health Research Focus of Conference

February 9, 2010 - 

Results from one of the longest and largest Canadian surveys following youth behavior will be among research presented at an upcoming conference sponsored by UVic’s Centre for Youth and Society Feb. 11 and 12.

UVic Diversity Research Forum Feb 11-12

February 4, 2010 - 

Join some of UVic’s most community-engaged researchers Feb. 11 and 12 for Critical Conversations III: International, Indigenous, Intersectional, the third annual diversity research forum.

Leaders Honoured At Annual Awards Ceremony

January 28, 2010 - 

The inspirational abilities of Victoria’s local community heroes were honoured today at the sixth annual VLA fundraising reception and ceremony.

Hi-Tech Employers To Seek Student Talent At UVic

January 28, 2010 - 

Students interested in careers in the high-tech industry should come prepared to network with the best, when UVic Co-op and Career hosts the “Engineering-Hi-Tech Co-op and Career Fair” on Tuesday, February 2.

Third Annual UVic Alumni Week: Feb 1 - 7

January 27, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria and the UVic Alumni Association will present Alumni Week 2010 from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, with 14 events honouring the contributions UVic graduates make to their communities—in the capital region and around the world.

UVic Opens First Peoples House

January 25, 2010 - 

The University of Victoria opened its striking First Peoples House today with patrons, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Steven L. Point and his wife Gwendolyn Point in attendance.

UVic/Pauquachin Nation Negotiate Dunsmuir Purchase

January 20, 2010 - 

The Pauquachin Nation and the University of Victoria have signed an agreement that gives the Pauquachin Nation the exclusive right to negotiate the purchase of Dunsmuir Lodge.

Grant Sends Co-op Students To Europe

January 12, 2010 - 

University of Victoria and University of Waterloo students interested in completing a co-op term abroad have a new source of support thanks to a $178,000 grant from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

UVic Benefits From $42.5-Million Reno Project

January 11, 2010 - 

A $42.5 million investment by the federal and provincial governments will upgrade six aging UVic buildings. The renovations will create up to 272 direct jobs and provide students, faculty and staff with safer places to learn and work.

A Lifetime Of Giving

January 6, 2010 - 

Rev. Tom Oshiro, director of the Victoria Mustard Seed, is this year's Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award.