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UVic student wins 2014 Rhodes Scholarship

December 11, 2013 - 

British Columbia´s winner of the world´s oldest and most prestigious student scholarship for 2014 is a 21-year-old biochemistry student from the University of Victoria.

New Campus Bike Centre

November 14, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria will unveil the new indoor Campus Bike Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Located at the west end of the University Centre parkade, the unique facility offers more than 230 covered bicycle parking spots, bike lockers and more.

Cassels urges grads: make world a better place

November 12, 2013 - 

University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels was officially installed as the university’s seventh president and vice-chancellor during a Nov. 12 convocation ceremony. He invited graduates to use their education to make the world a better place.

Poet, chemist to get honorary degrees

October 30, 2013 - 

Poet Patrick Lane and Harvard University chemist George Whitesides will receive honorary degrees from UVic during the Fall 2013 convocation ceremonies, Nov. 12 and 13, in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

Nominations now open for the 10th VLAs

October 24, 2013 - 

Local community leaders are recognized every year at the Victoria Leadership Awards. UVic is a founding partner of the VLA awards program, now in its 10th anniversary and accepting nominations till Nov. 29.

BC should prepare for a different climate future

September 30, 2013 - 

The findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report re-affirms the science behind the human-caused climate change we have already seen and what we can expect in future, says Francis Zwiers, the director of PCIC.

Incubator brings UVic ideas to life

September 26, 2013 - 

Entrepreneurs at the University of Victoria, whether they have an idea for a business, non-profit venture or social innovation, now have the resources and support of the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE) to help realize their vision.

UVic Properties announces new CEO

September 25, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria has appointed Peter Kuran to lead the restructured management of its non-academic real estate properties, including the Vancouver Island Technology Park and Swans Hotel and Brew Pub.

Ocean Networks Canada and Schmidt Ocean Institute

September 5, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) and the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) are undertaking an expedition on board the $62-million research vessel Falkor.

What YOU can do about climate change

September 5, 2013 - 

Reducing your carbon footprint just got easier with the release today of a new online video that uses animations and humour to teach people how they personally can help prevent global warming.

Producing cheap energy while preventing wildfires

August 27, 2013 - 

A new online tool will help rural communities in British Columbia determine if debris left by local wildfire prevention work can provide a sustainable – and economically beneficial - source of fuel for clean energy production.

Study seeks consistency in concussion data

August 7, 2013 - 

University of Victoria researchers are part of a Canada-wide effort to dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment of concussion, a complex brain injury gaining increasing attention at al

BC leads, and lags, on alcohol-related policies

August 7, 2013 - 

BC is a leader among Canadian provinces on policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms and costs, but lags at the bottom in two of the most important policy categories and has consider

B.I.G. study on borders

July 4, 2013 - 

A research collaboration "Borders in Globalization" (BIG) led by UVic and involving 23 universities as well as 34 other partners, will explore our understanding of borders -- real, remote and virtual -- in the 21st century.

UVic among world's best young universities

June 19, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria is among the top 20 universities in the world under the age of 50 and first in Canada in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings released today.

World´s most powerful microscope ready

June 17, 2013 - 

The world’s most powerful microscope, which resides in a specially constructed room at the University of Victoria, has now been fully assembled and tested, and has a lineup of scientists and businesses eager to use it.

See-and hear-what goes on beneath the sea

June 14, 2013 - 

People from around the world can now listen in – and watch – as leading scientists study one of the most dynamic and visually spectacular places in the deep ocean, located 250 kilometres off the shore of southern Vancouver Island.

Congress 2013 a win-win for UVic and region

June 13, 2013 - 

The 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria was a resounding success, drawing approximately 7,800 delegates, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of community members to campus from June 1 to 8.

BC´s drinking and driving laws mean fewer deaths

June 13, 2013 - 

A new study by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), released online today, indicates the number of fatal alcohol-related collisions has decreased by more than 40 per cent under the new law.

Tip of the cap to UVic graduates

June 6, 2013 - 

Thousands of University of Victoria students from around the world will formally conclude years of studies next week when they cross the stage of the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium during nine Spring Convocation ceremonies.

Climate change another burden for BC farmers

May 30, 2013 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) white paper, “Strengthening BC’s Agriculture Sector in the face of Climate Change,” is the result of interviews and focus groups with agricultural producers and specialists a

UVic, community celebrate CARSA

May 28, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria and members of the community will officially mark the start of construction of the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), in a ceremony May 28, 2013.

Buffy Sainte-Marie highlights week of music

May 23, 2013 - 

Congress 2013—Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary academic gathering—will feature a wide range of performances, lectures and exhibits that are free and open to everyone.

UVic to confer five honorary degrees in June

May 14, 2013 - 

Five individuals with exceptional records of distinction in public service, research and teaching will accept honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at spring convocation ceremonies.

UVic among world's best for scientific performance

April 25, 2013 - 

UVic is in the top one per cent of universities in the world and among the top-ranked in Canada for its scientific impact and its involvement in scientific collaboration.

Going green saves businesses' money

April 18, 2013 - 

Think going green costs you money? Think again. New research from PICS shows that reducing carbon footprints puts fast money into the pockets of small businesses.

Congress 2013 showcases speakers, public events

April 11, 2013 - 

A world-class event hosted by the University of Victoria from June 1 to 8 will give community members a chance to rub shoulders with leading academics and hear the insights of renowned scholars and public figures.

UVic And Higgs Boson At 50th Anniversary Event

April 5, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria will present the free public lecture “Subatomic Smash: The Quest for the Higgs Boson” on Apr. 9, 2013 as the latest signature event in UVic’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

UVic Retirees Present Masterminds 2013

March 27, 2013 - 

The UVic Retirees Association and the Centre on Aging—with support from the university—present a series of four free lectures as part of Masterminds 2013 in April and May at 7 p.m. in UVic’s Harry Hickman Building, room 105.

UVic Honours Louie Dinstinguished Entrepreneur

March 26, 2013 - 

Brandt Louie, chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. and board chairman of London Drugs, has been honoured with UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) for 2013.

Vandana Shiva Presents 50th Anniversary Lecture

March 19, 2013 - 

One of the world’s most important ecofeminists and social justice activists, Dr. Vandana Shiva, will explore “The Future of Food” in a President’s Distinguished Lecture on Mar. 27, 2013 at the University of Victoria.

UVic's Second Ideafest - March 4 - 15

February 28, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria's second annual IdeaFest, on from March 4 to 15 is where you'll find thought-provoking, entertaining and invigorating ideas up for discussion in every corner of the campus.

Canadian Launch of UNESCO Chair

February 28, 2013 - 

Dr. Budd Hall of the University of Victoria has been jointly appointed as a UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility.

Winners Of The 2013 Victoria Leadership Awards

February 25, 2013 - 

On Feb. 25, local leaders are lauded at the 2013 Victoria Leadership Awards. This year's recipients include David Chuenyan Lai and Ana Maria Peredo.

Donation Supports Innovative Business Research

February 19, 2013 - 

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a $500,000 donation from Vancouver-based resource firm Goldcorp Inc. to support the school's Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI).

Anne Michaels President's Distinguished Lecture

February 12, 2013 - 

Acclaimed Canadian author, poet and composer Anne Michaels will present “The Mystery of Wood,” the second in a series of President’s Distinguished Lectures featuring world-renowned thinkers, on Feb. 18, 2013.

Bob Harman To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

January 30, 2013 - 

Each year, local leaders are lauded at the annual Victoria Leadership Awards. This year's recipients include community hero Bob Harman.

Provincial Skills Deficit Looming in 2016

January 29, 2013 - 

A severe skills shortage will hit BC in 2016 and continue to grow, unless action is taken now to improve access to all types of post-secondary education—university, college and trades.

Annual Alumni Week: Feb. 3 to 9

January 23, 2013 - 

The University of Victoria’s sixth annual Alumni Week, from Feb. 3 to 9, features a full set of events—from a special tribute to 50 alumni who contributed to UVic’s growth in its first 50 years to practical workshops.

UVic Researchers Explore New Frontiers

January 15, 2013 - 

Two teams of University of Victoria scientists are ready to delve into separate research frontiers—one on the leading edge of earth sciences, the other pursuing new nanomaterials—thanks to funding announced today through the Canadian Founda

Spring 2013 Continuing Studies Calendar

January 14, 2013 - 

The new Spring 2013 Continuing Studies calendar is packed with more than 200 courses for people who want to actively shape their experiences.