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UVic Selects Its Next President

December 20, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has selected Professor Jamie Cassels as its next president after an extensive search. The appointment was announced by UVic Board of Governors Chair Susan Mehinagic.

Mini-Observatory Now Streaming Data From Arctic

December 14, 2012 - 

After a year and a half in development with the Government of Nunavut and the community of Cambridge Bay, a new mini-observatory created by UVic's Ocean Networks Canada is now streaming continuous data from the Arctic seafloor.

LE, NONET Improves Aboriginal Students' Experience

December 6, 2012 - 

$200,000 in one-time funding means that ongoing programs and research aimed at supporting Aboriginal students’ success in their post-secondary studies will continue at the University of Victoria.

UVic Student Awarded 2013 Rhodes Scholarship

December 3, 2012 - 

UVic student, ardent activist and former UVSS chair Tara Paterson is heading to Oxford next October as UVic's newest Rhodes Scholar. She is the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for BC.

George Dyson President's Distinguished Lecture

November 26, 2012 - 

On Dec. 4, internationally acclaimed historian, philosopher and author George Dyson will present the first in a series of President’s Distinguished Lectures featuring world-renowned authors and thinkers.

UVic Injects $3.2 Billion Into Victoria Economy

November 19, 2012 - 

After 50 years, the University of Victoria’s economic contribution to the surrounding communities has grown to approximately $3.2 billion annually.

Convocation 2012: Featured Grads

November 8, 2012 - 

Convocation ceremonies take place Nov. 13 and 14 at UVic, closing an important chapter in the lives of more than 1,200 grads. Read more on this story for introductions to some of this fall's graduating class and for a link to the live webcasts.

UVic Researcher Named TED Senior Fellow

November 8, 2012 - 

Celebrated cave-art expert Genevieve von Petzinger heads a strong University of Victoria contingent at the TEDx Victoria 2012 conference Saturday, Nov. 17.

President's Distinguished Lectures

November 2, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, presents a series of President’s Distinguished Lectures featuring three captivating authors and thinkers, beginning in December.

Call For Nominations VLA 2013

October 24, 2012 - 

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.

UVic Centre Opens Portal To BC Weather Data

October 24, 2012 - 

Detailed information on BC weather—past and present—is now just a mouse click away, thanks to a new data portal launched today by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at UVic.

BC Universities Set Out Opportunity Agenda

October 18, 2012 - 

The presidents of BC’s six research universities today released an “Opportunity Agenda for BC”—a practical plan to expand post-secondary opportunities for young people, close the skills gap, and create jobs throughout BC.

Minimum Pricing Could Result In Less Harm

October 18, 2012 - 

Consumers tend to switch to less potent alcoholic beverages when minimum prices are raised for cheap, strong drinks, new research from UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) shows.

CFI Grants Awarded To Five UVic Researchers

October 16, 2012 - 

Five University of Victoria researchers have been awarded new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

UVic To Award Four Honorary Degrees

October 12, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria will confer honorary degrees in November to four individuals for their achievements in improving Indigenous-settler relations, promoting local history, and pioneering the new science of “nanophotonics.”

PEA And UVic Reach Tentative Agreement

October 11, 2012 - 

Negotiators with the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the University of Victoria have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract.

Celebrating Five Decades of Excellence

October 5, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is hosting a 50th anniversary signature event on Oct. 16 to celebrate the university’s global, national and local community impact.

UVic Among Top Universities In The World

October 4, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is among the top one per cent of universities in the world and is the top-ranked university in Canada without a medical school in the Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings.

Funding Propels UVic Observatory Into The Future

October 3, 2012 - 

A total of $41.7 million in new government funding will support exciting developments underway at UVic’s ONC Observatory, including the world's largest deep-sea tsunami array and the first subsea instrument platform in the Arctic.

Observatory To Monitor Ocean Turbines

September 13, 2012 - 

Ocean Networks Canada’s Centre of Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) has partnered with researchers and industry to design and install the world’s first cabled underwater monitoring platform specifically for extreme, high-flow tide conditio

Congress 2013 Promises Boom For Local Business

September 13, 2012 - 

The influx of delegates for the 82nd annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be hosted by the University of Victoria in June 2013, is expected to translate into economic opportunities for local businesses.

New Fellowhips Explore Climate Change Solutions

September 12, 2012 - 

Fifteen new fellowship recipients have been announced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). PICS is a collaboration of BC’s four research-intensive universities hosted and led by the University of Victoria.

Fall 2012 Course Calendar

September 10, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria’s new Continuing Studies Calendar for Fall 2012 is packed with more than 200 courses for people who want a reason to smile now summer is over.

UVic Law Centre Moving

September 6, 2012 - 

The Law Centre’s new location sharing space with the newly created Victoria Justice Access Centre in the Victoria courthouse will vastly improve access to justice in the city.

UVic Perspective On Pending CUPE Job Action

September 4, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria today expressed disappointment that CUPE locals 917 and 951 are poised to take job action on Wednesday Sept. 5.

Rooftop Concert Part Of 50th Anniversary

August 30, 2012 - 

Concerts atop UVic’s Student Union Building (SUB) occurred several times in the mid-1960s and the rooftop ruckus will be reprised on Friday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the university’s 50th Anniversary Festival.

UAV Program Receives Federal Funding

August 24, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria, with its new Centre for Aerospace Research located near Sidney, BC, is positioning itself at the leading edge of aerospace research and at the forefront of an emerging industry in Western Canada.

UVic Team To Help With Arctic Mystery

August 23, 2012 - 

Researchers from UVic will be in the Arctic this summer with their autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to assist Parks Canada as it continues its search for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin.

Research On Aging

August 15, 2012 - 

Researchers Margaret Penning and Denise Cloutier, of UVic’s Centre on Aging, received more than $330,000 for a project on aging and older adults.

Astronaut Julie Payette at UVic Aug. 27

August 2, 2012 - 

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will give a special illustrated presentation, The Earth from Above: An Astronaut's Perspective, at the University of Victoria on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Farquhar Auditorium.

New Biomedical Engineering Degree

July 12, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is launching a new undergraduate biomedical engineering degree, the first of its kind west of Ontario.

UVic Anti-Fouling Technology Garners Licence

July 11, 2012 - 

A new eco-friendly anti-fouling technology developed at the University of Victoria providing a new alternative to products currently being used in marine and other environments has been licensed by GreenCentre Canada with the support of UVic Industry P

UVic Ranked 11th Best In The World Under Age 50

July 9, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has placed 11th in the world and first in Canada among universities under 50 years of age in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings.

UVic's Green Research Ship Project Delayed

July 4, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has deferred plans to develop a plug-in hybrid “green ship” powered by electricity, hydrogen fuel cells and low-emission diesel fuel.

Ocean Engineer Heads UVic Observatory Initiative

June 28, 2012 - 

Dr. Kate Moran, an internationally renowned ocean engineer, takes over as president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for a five-year term on July 1. She replaces founding president and CEO Dr. Martin Taylor, who retires on June 30.

CBC Host Guest-Stars With Department Of Writing

June 27, 2012 - 

Popular CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts will be stepping out of the broadcast booth and into the classroom as the latest Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction with the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing.

UVic Students Given Schulich Awards

June 25, 2012 - 

Schulich Leader Scholarships have awarded two University of Victoria undergraduate students each a $60,000 four-year entrance scholarship—the largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based scholarship of its kind in Canada.

OD Hospitalizations Are Up, Study

June 21, 2012 - 

A new study by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) reveals an increase in BC hospitalizations as a result of alcohol and illicit drug overdoses between 2002 and 2009.

US Patent Provides Network Security

June 15, 2012 - 

The founders of Plurilock Security Solutions, a company created through the support of University of Victoria Industry Partnerships, have earned US patent approval.

Spring Convocation: Meet the class of 2012

June 7, 2012 - 

UVic's graduating class of 2012 including the 17 academic medalists and award winners this year are in the spotlight for spring convocation, with 3,358 graduates receiving degrees, diplomas and certificates at the nine ceremonies taking place June 11<

UVic Commissioned Privacy Review Now Available

June 1, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has released the report of an external review it had commissioned on the privacy breach at the university earlier this year.

Inspiring Choices For Honorary Degrees

May 29, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria will confer five honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies, June 11 – 15 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

World's Most Advanced Microscope Arrives At UVic

May 25, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is now home to the most powerful microscope ever built.

Deep Sea Digital Guide Offers Glimpses Of Ocean

May 23, 2012 - 

The Marine Life Field Guide, published by the University of Victoria’s NEPTUNE Canada, is the first interactive visual reference to species of the deep sea for tablet computers.

Well Regulated District Energy Saves $, Carbon

May 17, 2012 - 

Is centralized heating an effective way for BC communities to reduce greenhouse gases?

President Turpin to Step Down in June 2013

May 15, 2012 - 

University of Victoria President David Turpin announced today that he will step down from his position at the end of June next year.

UVic Announces 2012 Craigdarroch Awards

May 2, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria's 2012 Craigdarroch Research Awards were presented May 1.

UVic Reveals BC's Past And City's History

May 1, 2012 - 

Coinciding with this year’s milestones of the University of Victoria’s 50th anniversary and the City of Victoria's 150th—UVic Libraries, Faculty of Humanities and Department of History will launch two online additions to our history.

UVic Releases Revised CARSA Parkade Design

April 28, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has proposed a new parkade design for the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) that is lower and smaller than the original design.

UVic Forges New Partnerships In Brazil

April 27, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is partnering with three universities and a major research foundation in Brazil to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty, and to increase research collaboration.

UVic President Joins Brazil Mission

April 20, 2012 - 

University of Victoria President David Turpin joins 30 other Canadian university presidents along with Canada’s Governor General David Johnston on an unprecedented higher education mission to Brazil, April 25-May 2, 2012.

UVic Centre On Aging Value Senior Volunteers

April 18, 2012 - 

UVic is helping to mark National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) by giving you a chance to nominate a senior volunteer for the University of Victoria Centre on Aging’s Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA).

Program Protects Children From Online Predators

April 18, 2012 - 

Children are less vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation from online predators, thanks to a four-year project led by the University of Victoria’s International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD).

UVic Releases Findings From CARSA Open Houses

April 13, 2012 - 

After a series of three open houses on its Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) project, the University of Victoria has released a summary report of the public feedback on the design and location of the centre’s parkade.

UVic Historian Receives CUFA 2012 Award

April 11, 2012 - 

UVic historian Dr. Eric Sager, who has worked tirelessly to communicate the relevance of history to daily life, has been honoured with this year's career achievement award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC.

National Aging Study Launches in B.C.

April 10, 2012 - 

To help better understand the aging process, British Columbians are being invited to participate in the largest study of aging ever undertaken in Canada.

Masterminds Launch

April 3, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria’s annual public Masterminds lecture series by UVic retirees launches tomorrow with the first of Wednesday night lectures through to April 25.

Central 1 Credit Union Donates $1 Million

April 3, 2012 - 

Central 1 Credit Union is donating almost $1 million over the next five years to the University of Victoria’s Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (CCCBE).

UVic Responds To Privacy Commissioner's Report

March 29, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria has reviewed the investigation report into the January 2012 privacy breach at the university which was released March 29 by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC (OIPC) and accepts its findings and reco

UVic Budget Framework Addresses Fiscal Challenges

March 28, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors has approved a balanced budget framework for the 2012/13 fiscal year that preserves funding in key areas such as student financial aid and library acquisitions while incorporating an across-the-boar

Report Urges Coordinated Approach To Renewables

March 28, 2012 - 

Impending expansion of renewable energy projects in BC will require a concerted effort by the province to protect both ecosystems and public interests, according to a report from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

New Chairs Tackle Molecular Basis Of Disease

March 13, 2012 - 

Organic chemist Jeremy Wulff and biochemist Martin Boulanger are among a slate of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs across the country that were announced by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology.

UVic Holds Open Houses On New Parkade Options

March 8, 2012 - 

UVic will present five new parkade design options at drop-in, interactive open houses for the public on March 8, 10 and 14. Staff from UVic, architects and traffic study consultants will be available to answer questions. Feedback on the options will be

Arctic Evolution Leads To Salmonella Vaccine

March 2, 2012 - 

University of Victoria microbiology researcher Dr. Francis Nano has received Genome BC Proof-of-Concept funding to use that bacteria to develop a vaccine that will immunize chickens against Salmonella enterica.

UVic Biochemist Wins National Award

February 27, 2012 - 

Finding molecular ways to thwart microbial infections and generate biofuels will be uppermost in the mind of University of Victoria biochemist Dr. Alisdair Boraston for the next two years.

UVic Holds Open Houses For CARSA/Parkade

February 22, 2012 - 

The University of Victoria is holding three drop-in, interactive open houses regarding the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities and related parkade. Members of the community are invited to attend and provide feedback.

Annual Victoria Leadership Awards

February 21, 2012 - 

On Feb. 21, this year's nominees for the Victoria Leadership Awards were honoured at a gala event. UVic is a founding partner of the annual VLA program established in 2004 to showcase the distinguished accomplishments of local heroes. Andrew Weaver an

UVic Researchers At Global Science Gathering

February 16, 2012 - 

Several UVic researchers are among the presenters at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver, BC on Feb. 16 to 20. The conference attracts thousands from the scientific community and hundreds of members of the na

Online Climate Change Courses Go "Bite Size"

February 16, 2012 - 

Learning about the scientific causes of climate change just got easier with the online launchof “Climate Insights: Bite Size” YouTube videos – also on display at the Family Science Days (18-19 February) during the Annual Meeting of th

UVic Business Prof Wins 3-M Teaching Fellowship

February 9, 2012 - 

Dr. A.R. “Elango” Elangovan, professor and director of international programs with the Gustavson School of Business, is among 10 Canadian scholars honoured with a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and the ninth UVic scholar to receive t

Gustavson School Of Business Keeps On Growing

February 8, 2012 - 

More students will be able to earn their bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Victoria, thanks to continued growth at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

Lululemon Founder Wins Entrepreneurship Honours

February 6, 2012 - 

Chip Wilson, founder and chair of the board of directors of yoga-wear giant Lululemon Athletica, has been named UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

UVic Distinguished Alumni: Make It An Even Dozen

February 1, 2012 - 

A Giller Prize-winning novelist and a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will be among 12 University of Victoria graduates to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards.

UVic Releases Report On CARSA/Parkade Consultation

January 26, 2012 - 

UVic will soon commence, with the surrounding communities, on a more in-depth and widespread consultation process on the university’s proposed Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) and adjoining parkade.

Privacy And Information Security Review

January 20, 2012 - 

Former BC Information and Privacy Commissioner David Flaherty, an internationally recognized expert in privacy issues, will lead the external review examining the security of sensitive personal information at the University of Victoria.

VLA 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

January 19, 2012 - 

Each year, local community leaders are lauded at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards. UVic is a founding partner of the VLA awards program which celebrates the inspirational talents of our city's most tireless champions. In advance, Leadership Victo

Keeping Water Resources From Going Down The Drain

January 18, 2012 - 

A new publication provides advice on how to keep precious rain water and snow melt from going down the drain. Peeling Back the Pavement: A Blueprint for Reinventing Rainwater Management in Canada's Communities is the result of research from t

UVic President Announces Security Review

January 11, 2012 - 

University of Victoria President David Turpin is commissioning a review of the recent security breach at the university involving the theft of personal information of nearly 12,000 current and former employees.

UVic Researchers Map Wellness In BC

January 10, 2012 - 

Food security, nutrition, and being free of chronic conditions are the indicators of healthy living examined by the researchers in the latest edition of the Atlas, which built on the goals of the first 2007 edition of mapping health and wellness in BC.

Break-In Nets Employee Information

January 9, 2012 - 

A weekend break-in at the University of Victoria resulted in the theft of personal information about current and former employees along with a small amount of cash, cheques and some electronic devices.