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Trilogy of climate change courses now available

October 28, 2014 - 

Pacific Institute for Climate Solution launches a new animated and interactive course in its popular PICS Climate Insights 101 educational series, which tackles climate change causes, mitigation, and as of today, adaptation.


Without global policy, BC LNG won't help climate

October 27, 2014 - 

British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy won’t help the problem of global climate change in the absence of stronger policies internationally that limit carbon pollution, new resea


October 24, 2014 - 

A B.C. university degree is a proven path to employment and a good investment in the future says a new report released today by B.C.’s six research universities, which tracks the outcomes of the graduating class of 2008.


October 22, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is launching a comprehensive strategy to support and care for the mental health and well-being of students facing the challenges and stress of university life.


October 6, 2014 - 

A new national consortium to support and strengthen Indigenous economic development across Canada was announced today at the University of Victoria.


September 30, 2014 - 

A new study by UVic's Centre for Addictions Research of BC shows that a simple, internationally tested method of “standard drink” labelling is an essential tool for those who wish to stay within drinking guidelines.


September 25, 2014 - 

A newly published study from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) confirms that moderate drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study shows that consuming an average of up to two drinks a day is


September 18, 2014 - 

A fine-art reproduction of the only handwritten illuminated bible created since the advent of the printing press in the 15th century is being officially presented to the University of Victoria in a public event at St. Andrews Cathedral, Sept. 20.


September 17, 2014 - 

Two UVic researchers—a psychologist and a computer scientist—are charter members of a new national “college” for outstanding young scholars.


September 16, 2014 - 

A study for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, co-authored by researchers at UVic and SFU, has found that a disproportionate number of people chronically staying in Victoria’s emergency shelters are seniors.


September 16, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria will present three honorary degrees for outstanding achievements in public health, journalism and community-based leadership when it conducts its fall convocation ceremonies on Nov. 10 and 12.


September 11, 2014 - 

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


September 9, 2014 - 

Two UVic scholars have joined the ranks of Canada's academic elite. Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life.


August 28, 2014 - 

Award-winning author, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, Leiren-Young is UVic’s next 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction—the first UVic alumnus to hold the Southam position.


August 27, 2014 - 

A seven-year, multi-partner project led by UVic will explore the shameful history of dispossession during the 1940s will culminate in a cross-country museum exhibition in 2019. The federal government announced a $2.5-million partnership grant Aug. 27.&


August 11, 2014 - 

UVic is continuing its leadership with collaborative Indigenous mapping research by bringing together more than 100 representatives from Indigenous organizations across Canada for a four-day intensive workshop beginning Aug. 25.


August 8, 2014 - 

UVic’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) smart grid project, which received $600,800 in federal funding on Aug. 8, will help generate a better understanding of intermittent renewable electricity sources such as wind, tidal, wave and solar.


August 6, 2014 - 

UVic chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen is leading the formation of a new marine radioactivity monitoring network that will engage scientists in Canada and the US, health experts, NGOs and citizen scientists along the BC coast.


July 22, 2014 - 

BC’s carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).


July 15, 2014 - 

A major new study announced today will help ensure one of British Columbia’s (BC’s) most important sectors–forestry–can endure under a changing climate, and even help slow down the rate of global warming.


June 3, 2014 - 

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) along with the Government of British Columbia, BC Transit and the University of Victoria are pleased to announce the construction of a 10-bay expansion of UVic transit exchange.


May 29, 2014 - 

Respected broadcaster Shelagh Rogers has been named the University of Victoria’s 11th chancellor. She assumes office for a three-year term Jan. 1, 2015.


May 28, 2014 - 

Former Royal BC Museum chief executive officer Pauline Rafferty and newspaper publisher David Black will receive honorary degrees at the University of Victoria holds spring convocation ceremonies.


May 28, 2014 - 

University of Victoria law student Aaron Mills is being lauded as one of Canada’s best young minds for his doctoral work on modern-day colonialism reflected in the relationship between Indigenous legal traditions and Canadian constitutional law.<


May 14, 2014 - 

During the CUVic 2014 opening ceremonies, people can view the Witness Blanket -- an art installation created by Kwagiulth artist and Master Carver Carey Newman and inspired by the traditional woven blanket as a symbol of protection and comfort.


May 13, 2014 - 

Developing climate-friendly refrigerators, saving lives during extreme weather events and making carbon pollution cost accounting more accurate—these are just some of the projects among the 11 new fellowships announced by the Pacific Institute fo


May 1, 2014 - 

Jim Tully (political science) is one of four recipients of a 2014 Craigdarroch Research Award. Tully’s work has implications for virtually all major areas of public policy—including democracy, federalism, multiculturalism, Indigenous rights


April 25, 2014 - 

Influential political scientist Dr. Michael J. Prince of UVic's Faculty of Human and Social Development received a top provincial award on April 23. The long-time champion of disability rights was named 2014 Academic of the Year by CUFA-BC.


April 23, 2014 - 

Well-known contemporary artist and sculptor Mowry Baden, a professor emeritus with the University of Victoria’s Department of Visual Arts, can now add one of North America’s most prestigious awards to his long list of honours.


April 14, 2014 - 

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC.


April 8, 2014 - 

Tye Landels, a third-year honours student in the University of Victoria’s Department of English, has been awarded one of 10 highly competitive 3M National Student Fellowships in recognition of his outstanding leadership and motivational approach


April 1, 2014 - 

Retired professors return to the University of Victoria throughout the month of April to offer insight on topics ranging from Islam to the use of math in slowing the spread of infectious diseases and more.


March 28, 2014 - 

Improving aircraft design, understanding the ocean’s role in climate change, and finding new ways to deal with vast amounts of medical imaging data—these societal challenges are being tackled by the UVic’s three newest CRC Chairs.


March 17, 2014 - 

Dennis Washington, founder of The Washington Companies, has won UVic’s Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award (DEYA) for 2014.


March 11, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is the first public institution to implement the Informed Dining program, as part of its overall commitment to healthy and active living.


March 10, 2014 - 

The first controlled study of Managed Alcohol Programs provides evidence of the health and safety benefits for participants, as well as economic savings for local communities, according to study by UVic's CARBC.


March 10, 2014 - 

From March 21-23, an international gathering of people working to retrieve and preserve the stories and records of trans* pioneers of the early 1960s and beyond will take place at the University of Victoria.


February 26, 2014 - 

The 2014 Victoria Leadership Awards took place Feb. 26 in Victoria. Helene Cazes and Donna Greschner received the two UVic awards.


February 25, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is posing some big questions during its third annual IdeaFest, March 3-8. There’ll be plenty of invigorating and entertaining ideas up for discussion and debate in every corner of the campus.


February 20, 2014 - 

A renewable fuel called biochar could substitute for all coal and some natural gas burned in BC resulting in as much as a 22 per cent reduction in BC's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new policy paper from PICS.


February 12, 2014 - 

A new process developed at the University of Victoria that will help oncologists better identify and target cancerous tumours has been granted a US patent.


February 6, 2014 - 

A new Indigenous Communities Counselling master's degree at the University of Victoria encourages its 14 students to incorporate both western and Indigenous approaches to clinical counselling.


February 5, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria is welcoming more than 300 delegates from around the world to Victoria May 20-22 to discover and highlight the innovative experiences of universities and communities working in partnership.


February 3, 2014 - 

Outstanding members of the University of Victoria alumni community—selected by each of the university’s faculties, divisions and the UVic libraries—will be honoured on Wed., Feb. 5.


January 29, 2014 - 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is beginning a major research project to explore the costs and benefits of a range of electrical grid integration options for Canada.


January 29, 2014 - 

UVic is a founding partner of the annual Victoria Leadership Awards, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first award for local community heroes was announced Jan. 29 - to Mickey and Donna Hajash – and they will be lauded at the Feb. 26 gala


January 23, 2014 - 

A new online, animated course released today by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) outlines an arsenal of practical methods and policy options for successfully combating human-induced climate change.


January 22, 2014 - 

A new model for BC’s fresh-water management and policies, including improved accountability for decision-makers, is proposed in a report released today by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria.


January 10, 2014 - 

The ONC Innovation Centre at UVic has received $4.4 million to continue its work on commercializing marine technologies, products and services to benefit the marine safety, energy and transportation sectors.


January 9, 2014 - 

Just in time for the Sochi Winter Olympics, noted sports writer and veteran journalist Tom Hawthorn will be focusing on sports writing in his role as the University of Victoria’s 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction