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VLA Call for Nominations

November 10, 2014 - 

After celebrating a successful first decade last year, the Victoria Leadership Awards (VLAs) are back stronger than ever with its 11th gala ceremony Feb. 19, 2015. Nominations are now open. UVic is a founding partner of the annual program.

ONC goes from sea to sea to sea

November 5, 2014 - 

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has expanded its footprint across Canada with the launch of a new collaboration with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) on the Atlantic coast.

Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall at CARSA

November 4, 2014 - 

The university, thanks to support from Peninsula Co-op, is one step closer to fulfilling its vision for its Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities. The climbing tower at CARSA is officially named the Pensinsula Co-op Climbing Wall.

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 research suggests.

Study shows degrees good investment

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.

New Student Mental Health Strategy launched

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.

New support for Indigenous economic development

October 6, 2014 - 

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

Standard drink labels on alcohol reduce risk

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.

Study confirms cancer link to low alcohol use

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

UVic to receive gift of rare bible

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.

Two UVic scholars help debut new national college

September 17, 2014 - 

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

Study highlights concern for homeless seniors

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.

Nov. 2014 Honorary degree recipients

September 16, 2014 - 

The University of Victoria will present two 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.

PEA and UVic reach tentative agreement

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.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

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.

Funny guy shares writing tips

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.

Project examines Japanese Canadian dispossession

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 2021. The federal government announced a $2.5-million partnership grant Aug. 27.&

Indigenous mapping initiatives powered by Google

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.

Federal funding for UVic's PEV smart grid project

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.

New radioactivity monitoring for BC coast

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.

Agricultural trade unaffected by carbon tax

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).

Can BC forests help keep climate change in check?

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.

Construction begins on expanded transit exchange

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.

UVic appoints Shelagh Rogers as next chancellor

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.

Honorary degrees for museum, business leaders

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.

Trudeau Scholar seeks change for Indigenous people

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.<

Witness Blanket and CUVic 2014

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.

New BC research seeks solutions to climate change

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

UVic names top researchers for 2014

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

Michael J. Prince receives 2014 CUFA-BC award

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.

UVic artist wins Guggenheim fellowship

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.

Toward a "smarter" BC coast

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.

2014 3M National Student fellow

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

UVic Masterminds lecture series returns

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.

Three UVic researchers win prestigious award

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.

Washington honoured as Distinguised Entrepreneur

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.

UVic introduces Informed Dining

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.

Evidence of impacts of Managed Alcohol Programs

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.

Trans* Symposium

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.

2014 Victoria Leadership Awards

February 26, 2014 - 

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

UVic hosts third IdeaFest, March 3-8

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.

Biochar use could slash GHG emissions

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.

Patent approved for cancer-fighting process

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.

Indigenous master's degree a Canadian first

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.

CUVic 2014: Call for abstracts

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.

12 to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards

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.

Impact of electrical grid integration: study

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.

2014 VLA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

New online course shows how to slow climate change

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.

New model proposed for BC water management

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.

Ottawa invests in ocean commercialization centre

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.

2014 Harvey Southam Lecturer

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