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UVic Research Identifies Paid Internet Posters

December 19, 2011 - 

UVic graduate student Cheng Chen went undercover to collect data as a member of China's "Internet water army," so-called because these paid posters are hired to "flood" websites with comments. He's part of a team who has designed&

RCMP To Introduce WITS Program To Rural Canada

December 15, 2011 - 

A new partnership between the RCMP, youth organizations and researchers from the University of Victoria will train RCMP youth officers to assist schools and rural communities in delivering a successful BC anti-bullying program where it's never been of

BC Policies Curb Cheap Alcohol Consumption

December 15, 2011 - 

The minimum prices set by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch have helped curb drinking in the province. That’s the conclusion of researchers from UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC).

Fear of Predation Affects Animal Populations

December 8, 2011 - 

Just the fear of anticipated attack is enough to significantly affect wildlife population numbers, even when predators are prevented from directly killing any prey. That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted by a team of researchers that incl

UVic Study Reveals Blueberry Secrets

November 25, 2011 - 

A research team at the University of Victoria has become the first in the world to reveal—at a molecular genetic level—how blueberries ripen and produce antioxidants known as flavonoids.

Awards Honour Four UVic Legacies

November 21, 2011 - 

UVic honours four members of the university community on Nov. 22 at the UVic Legacy Awards. Alumnus Hon. Lance Finch, outstanding teacher Dr. Gary MaGillivray, researcher Dr. Andreas Antoniou and long-time Vikes supporter George Smith will all be recog

HSBC Donation To UVic Helps Aboriginal Students

November 18, 2011 - 

For the first time, Aboriginal students entering UVic from the province’s Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association’s (IAHLA) Post-Secondary Institutes will have access to entrance awards thanks to a $50,000 donation from HSBC Bank C

UVic Part Of TEDxVictoria

November 15, 2011 - 

Several University of Victoria faculty members and students are featured at two upcoming TED events this weekend: TEDxVictoria and TEDxYouthDay.

Fall Convocation: Spotlight On Graduates

November 9, 2011 - 

Fall convocation ceremonies—Nov. 9 and 10—mark the successful completion of studies for 1,401 recipients of Universtiy of Victoria degrees, diplomas or certificates. Graduates' accomplishments range from writing a play and starting compani

Three Honoured At UVic Fall Convocation

November 2, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria will grant honorary degrees to an Internet architect, a computer science pioneer, and a leading advocate for arts in education when it conducts fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 9 – 10 in the University Centre Farquhar A

BC Should Prepare For Uncertain Food Future

November 2, 2011 - 

British Columbians should not assume that food supplies will continue to be easily accessible in future, and more steps should be taken to improve food security as climate change and other pressures evolve, according to a new report from the Pacific In

Work Begins On Underground BeamTunnel

November 1, 2011 - 

Work is underway on ARIEL, the Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory, at the TRIUMF particle and nuclear physics lab at UBC. ARIEL features an underground beam tunnel surrounding a next-generation linear accelerator, or e-linac, which is being designed and<

Research On Climate Change Impacts For BC Forests

October 27, 2011 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is awarding $450,000 to five research teams to study the impact of climate change on the province’s forest ecosystems and find more sustainable forest management practices.

Funding To Help UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre

October 12, 2011 - 

Proteomics research continues to flourish on Vancouver Island, thanks to $663,000 in Western Diversification Program (WDP) funding. The funding will enable the University of Victoria (UVic) to purchase and operate two pieces of specialized equipment.&l

New Chairs Boost Health Research Talent At UVic

October 12, 2011 - 

Fraser Hof is a medicinal chemist at the University of Victoria and he’s on the trail of a molecule that when accidentally activated in men can lead to an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He’s looking for a way to neutralize it.

Donor's $5-Million Gift Honours Parents

October 7, 2011 - 

A $5 million donation from Victoria businessman Sardul S. Gill honours his parents' belief in higher education. UVic is recognizing the gift by naming the Gustavson School of Business graduate program the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School.

UVic Delays Project To Allow For Consultation

October 6, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria announced it is delaying its application to Saanich Council for height and parking variances for the university’s proposed new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) and adjoining parkade for six

Writing From The Shadows Of Afghanistan

October 5, 2011 - 

Journalist and author Terry Glavin—UVic's fifth Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction—will share his observations of war-torn Afghanistan in an upcoming Oct. 19 public lecture.

Ted Harrison Gives Archives To UVic

September 27, 2011 - 

Celebrated Canadian artist Ted Harrison has presented the personal archives that document his extraordinary career to UVic.

Call For Nominations VLA 2012

September 19, 2011 - 

Each year, local community leaders are lauded at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards. Nominations are now being accepted by Leadership Victoria. UVic is a founding partner of the VLA awards program which celebrates the inspirational talents of our ci

UVic Engineers Design System For Monitoring CO2

September 15, 2011 - 

UVic engineers are designing the first fibre-optic system to montior carbon dioxide at underground storage sites.

New Nursing Initiative Helps With End Of Life

September 15, 2011 - 

UVic nursing professor helps improve palliative care.

New Climate Change Research At BC Universities

September 12, 2011 - 

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) announces 11 new graduate fellowships. Award winners of 2011/12 fellowships were chosen from one of the four collaborating universities that comprise PICS – the University of Victoria, the University

Three UVic Scientists Earn National Honours

September 8, 2011 - 

University of Victoria scientists have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

PICS Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Climate Courses

August 29, 2011 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the launch of an innovative series of online climate change short courses for civil servants and British Columbians.

Art Inspiration At Renovated Legacy Art Gallery

August 16, 2011 - 

The Legacy Art Gallery has undergone extensive renovations to include teaching and research space and to transform itself into UVic’s primary gallery venue. It reopens to the public on Wednesday, August 17.

UVic Continuing Studies Offers New Fall Courses

August 9, 2011 - 

Continuing Studies at UVic offers another great season of courses for people who want to learn more about the world around them.

Ottawa Supports UVic's World-First "Green" Ship

July 29, 2011 - 

Ocean innovation and research is alive and well at the University of Victoria, thanks to $1.19 million in federal funding announced today by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

UVic Part of Study on Marijuana Impairment

July 28, 2011 - 

A University of Victoria researcher is a co-investigator for a study on whether drivers who are high on marijuana cause more crashes than sober drivers.

Ocean Engineer to Head UVic's Neptune Canada

July 28, 2011 - 

Dr. Kate Moran, a world-renowned ocean engineer who has advised the Obama administration on the oceans, the Arctic and global warming, is the new director of the NEPTUNE Canada ocean network.

Study Of Proteins Shakes Up Forestry, Medicine

July 21, 2011 - 

Christoph Borchers, director of the UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre at the Vancouver Island Technology Park, is the Don and Eleanor Rix BC Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics at the University of Victoria. Proteomics is the stu

Gold For UVic's First Peoples House

July 19, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria’s First Peoples House is the most recent campus facility to achieve the gold-level standard in environmental design and sustainability.

UVic Study Says Most Crack Users Share Pipes

July 15, 2011 - 

According to a new UVic study, most people who smoke or inject crack in Victoria and Vancouver share their crack paraphernalia--a practice that can spread serious infectious diseases.

I-Witness Holocaust Field School At UVic

July 15, 2011 - 

Twenty-three University of Victoria students are now eyewitnesses to the sights, memories and history of the Holocaust after attending the inaugural I-witness Holocaust Field School in Germany, Poland and Austria in May 2011.

NEPTUNE Canada: Hot Vents And Detective Work

July 14, 2011 - 

There have been some surprises on NEPTUNE Canada’s 2011 summer maintenance expedition. A team of scientists and engineers embarked July 4 from Esquimalt, BC, aboard the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson to inspect and expand systems on the world

BC Helps People With Disabilities Stay Independent

June 27, 2011 - 

Premier Christy Clark announced $3.5 million to the University of Victoria on June 27 to support an innovative project that will help seniors and people with disabilities remain as independent as possible while still living at home.

UVic Ingenuity Helps Local Cyclist Bring Home Gold

June 15, 2011 - 

A Victoria athlete earned two gold medals at the UCI Paracycling World Cup in Spain thanks to her impressive skill, inspiring determination and two innovative devices developed by CanAssist at the University of Victoria.

$1.25 Million Grant For Renowned Ethnobotanist

June 13, 2011 - 

Renowned UVic ethnobotanist Nancy Turner has been named as the inaugural Hakai Chair in Ethnoecology as part of a $1.25 million agreement between the university and the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation.

Convocation Medals Winners And The Class Of 2011

June 13, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria will confer 3,208 degrees, diplomas and certificates during spring convocation ceremonies to be held twice daily (at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) from June 14 – 17 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

BC Communities Preparing For Climate Change

June 9, 2011 - 

The need to adapt and prepare our communities and businesses for climate change will take centre stage at this year’s annual forum hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) in Vancouver June 14-15.

$2.6 Million Supports Anti-Bullying Program

June 8, 2011 - 

The Public Health Agency of Canada today announced a $2.6 million grant supporting children’s mental health through research about and improved online access to the WITS program developed by UVic psychologist Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater.

UVic Scientists Tackle Climate-Ocean Issues

June 2, 2011 - 

The event, co-chaired by University of Victoria scientists, is part of the 2011 Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), which takes place in Victoria, June 5-9.

Four Honorary Degrees At UVic Spring Convocation

May 30, 2011 - 

Recognizing exceptional records of distinction and achievement, the University of Victoria will confer honorary degrees upon four individuals during spring convocation ceremonies, June 14 – 17, in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

Law Student Named 2011 Trudeau Scholar

May 18, 2011 - 

UVic Law student Johnny Mack is one of 14 PhD students receiving a highly coveted doctoral scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. As a 2011 Trudeau Scholar, Mack will be investigating how traditional socio-political and legal framework

UVic Centre Focuses On Cyber Security And Privacy

May 17, 2011 - 

UVic’s Centre for Advanced Security, Privacy, and Information Systems Research helps make IT systems reliable, safe and secure

UVic Researchers Tackle Tough Ocean Issues

May 10, 2011 - 

UVic faculty members and graduate students will be among 1,000 scientists and policy-makers from around the world exploring ocean sustainability issues at the Second International Marine Conservation Congress taking place at the Victoria Conference Cen

Funding Boost For BC-led Climate Change Research

May 10, 2011 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to announce $1.8 million in new funding for British Columbia-led projects aimed at finding solutions to the environmental, social and economic challenges — and opportunities — br

UVic Names Top Researchers For 2011

May 4, 2011 - 

On May 3, the University of Victoria presented its 2011 Craigdarroch Research Awards to seven individuals for their research achievements.

ASB Building Achieves Gold Sustainability Standard

April 28, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria’s Administrative Services Building is the fourth campus facility to achieve the gold-level standard in environmental design and sustainability.

Don't Drink The Water

April 21, 2011 - 

A new UVic documentary explores the lack of safe water on First Nations reserves.


Panel On Middle East, North African Politics

April 18, 2011 - 

Join a public panel of UVic experts discussing "Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa: Origins and Repercussions" on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bob Wright Centre, Room B150 moderated by Gregor Craigie of CBC radio's "On the I

UVic Picks Best Financial Institutions For Seniors

April 13, 2011 - 

UVic’s Centre on Aging honours Island Savings Credit Union & TD Canada Trust with its senior friendly business award.

Don't Blame Seniors For Soaring Health Costs

April 13, 2011 - 

Grim predictions that our rapidly aging society will overwhelm and bankrupt our health care system aren’t accurate says UVic’s Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology.

Gardening Alert: UVic Plant Sale May 1

April 11, 2011 - 

Never mind the wet spring, gardening season is getting in full swing and the 2011 UVic Plant Sale is right around the corner.

Regional Science Fair Celebrates Its 50th Year

April 8, 2011 - 

Can plants grown in buildings save lives in Haiti? Is there life on Jupiter’s moons? “Dude…is your cell phone frying your brain?” These are some of the many questions being asked this weekend by approximately 150 Vancouver Isla

Food Security Closer To Home

April 6, 2011 - 

Is our food system robust enough to support Vancouver Island in the event of a major earthquake? During the coming decades, will our food system adapt to climate change and how will local farmers respond to the changing energy economy? A new research p

Distinguished Lawyer Named Lam Chair At UVic

April 6, 2011 - 

Nationally recognized expert in collaborative dispute resolution, M. Jerry McHale, Q.C., has been appointed Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Victoria. He will join the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the Faculty of L

UVic Budget Framework Provides Boosts In Key Areas

March 29, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors has approved a balanced 2011/12 budget framework that preserves funding in key areas such as student financial aid and library acquisitions while reducing expenditures in other areas.

Next Steps For Carbon Neutral Public Sector

March 17, 2011 - 

British Columbia’s pioneering move to create North America’s first carbon neutral public sector comes under the spotlight today, with the release of new research from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Masterminds: 2011: Lecture Series By UVic Retirees

March 10, 2011 - 

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

$250,000 For Aboriginal Programs At UVic

March 4, 2011 - 

VICTORIA - $250,000 in one-time funding means that programs and research aimed at helping Aboriginal students succeed in their post-secondary studies will continue at the University of Victoria.

Award Honours Psychology Pioneer Catherine Mateer

February 25, 2011 - 

Acclaimed clinical neuropsychology professor and University of Victoria administrator Dr. Catherine Mateer is the inaugural recipient of a new award from the BC Psychological Association, created in her name—the Catherine Mateer Scientist-Practit

$2.75 Million To UVic Law From Tula Foundation

February 17, 2011 - 

A new agreement between the University of Victoria and the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation provides $2.75 million to UVic Law to support teaching and research in environmental law and sustainability. The Tula Foundation is a non-profit organization

Victoria's Local Heroes Honoured At VLA Gala

February 16, 2011 - 

The annual Victoria’s Leadership Awards are a partnership between UVic, Leadership Victoria, the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria, and the Victoria Foundation. Nursing professor Dr. Bernie Pauly, UVic’s Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy

JR Shaw Named UVic Distinguished Entrepreneur

February 16, 2011 - 

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is awarding its 2011 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) to cable TV pioneer JR Shaw for his vision and entrepreneurial leadership.

Human Activity Linked To Extreme Heavy Rainfall

February 16, 2011 - 

A new study co-authored by Francis Zwiers, the director of UVic’s Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, suggests that human-induced global warming may be responsible for the increases in heavy precipitation that have been observed over much of the&

UVic Co-op Program Makes 60,000th Placement

February 10, 2011 - 

Thirty-five years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 60,000th co-op placement.

Gaps In BC's Electricity Export Policy Planning

February 10, 2011 - 

If British Columbia ramps up production to become a major electricity exporter there is no guarantee the province will gain new market access, warns new research out today from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Diversity Panel Offers Free Flow Of Information

February 8, 2011 - 

As part of UVic’s 2011 Diversity Conference, a panel discussion “Talk/No Talk: Who Determines Critical Discourse?” on Feb. 11 will discuss how, when and where to best engage in critical conversations about diversity.

UVic Honours 11 Distinguished Alumni

February 8, 2011 - 

Eleven leading members of the University of Victoria’s alumni community will be recognized for their professional achievements and community leadership when Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented Wednesday evening.

UVic Presents Alumni Week 2011 - Feb. 7- 13

February 2, 2011 - 

Alumni Week 2011–the fourth annual celebration of the contributions of University of Victoria graduates to their communities–begins Feb. 7 and includes more than a dozen special events coordinated by the university and the UVic Alumni Assoc

Using Blood To Detect Heart Disease and Cancer

January 25, 2011 - 

New proteomics technology could detect risk for heart disease and cancer from a single drop of blood.

UVic's Business School Joins Elite Class

January 20, 2011 - 

A new accreditation received by UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business puts it among the top tier of business schools worldwide.

UVic Moves To Rabbit-Free Campus

January 20, 2011 - 

The University of Victoria has revised its long-term feral rabbit management plan to eliminate the proposed ‘rabbit control zone’ from the interior of the campus and designate the entire campus ‘rabbit free.’

New Centre Fills Education Gaps

January 19, 2011 - 

UVic’s new Centre for Outreach Education enhances the education of children and youth from local communities whose needs are not being met through schools and current government programs.

BC Approves $13.3 Million For Ocean Research

January 18, 2011 - 

At a Jan. 18 event Science and Universities Minister Ida Chong announced that the BC government has committed $13.3 million under the BC Knowledge Development Fund for two University of Victoria-led ocean research projects.

UVic Study: Private Liquor Sales Bad For Health

January 18, 2011 - 

A new UVic study shows that while private liquor stores are more convenient than the government outlets, since they open longer hours and there are many more of them, they are also harming our health.

VLA Lifetime Achievement Award

January 17, 2011 - 

UVic Honorary Doctor of Laws Alex A. Campbell, co-founder of Thrifty Foods, is this year's recipient of the Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement. Victoria's Leadership Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 16 in honour of our local community heroes.