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BC university grads have proven ability to prosper

December 4, 2015 - 

 The second annual report, “Putting Degrees to Work,” released by RUCBC on Dec. 1, underlines the importance of a university degree in today’s economy.

Endowment for former youth-in-care students

November 26, 2015 - 

The Sisters of St. Ann are establishing an endowment at the University of Victoria that will continue their legacy of providing education for young people most in need.

Canada's academic stars to converge on Victoria

November 17, 2015 - 

Royal Society of Canada scientists, scholars and artists from across the country will converge on the Fairmont Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria on Nov. 26-28 for the society’s annual general meeting.

Medical revolution in a drop of blood

November 16, 2015 - 

A team of researchers based at the University of Victoria are poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics with new, far less invasive methods that can be applied to a variety of diseases and wellness monitoring.

Study is first to map Earth´s hidden groundwater

November 16, 2015 - 

In a UVic-led study, the first data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth’s landmass is renewable within a human lifetime.

New initiative to examine fossil fuel networks

November 12, 2015 - 

A new six-year research and public engagement initiative, partly funded by SSHRC and jointly led by UVic, the CCPA and the Parkland Institute, will map the networks of fossil fuel industries in Western Canada.

Nov. 2015 Honorary degree recipients

November 3, 2015 - 

UVic will grant honorary degrees to a dedicated First Nations community sports leader and a veteran of Canada’s Afghan war, on Nov. 9 and 10 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

New leader takes the helm at PICS

October 29, 2015 - 

A renowned scientist who is an international leader in investigating the causes of environmental change is the new executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

UVic unveils updated draft Campus Plan

October 14, 2015 - 

Input from Phase 1 of the Campus Plan Update process has informed the development of Phase 2—a draft plan that includes the vision, goals, priniciples and many of the strategic policy directions that are foundational to the updated Campus Plan. &

UVic challenges campus to leave cars at home

October 8, 2015 - 

Cycling, transportation options and reducing individuals’ carbon footprint are key themes of UVic’s second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16.

VLA invites public to nominate community leaders

October 8, 2015 - 

UVic is a founding partner of the annual Victoria Leadership Awards program. Nominations are now open, through Dec. 1.

Home retrofit energy loans can work for BC: report

September 29, 2015 - 

A streamlined form of borrowing that enables homeowners to repay the cost of energy retrofits via their electricity bills would, in time, save BC four terawatt hours in energy use plus make homes a lot cheaper to run, according to a new PICS study.

Curriculum adds life-like mannequins

September 17, 2015 - 

Health care learners in Greater Victoria will gain crucial clinical and interprofessional skills treating life-like mannequins that breathe, talk, cough and moan in pain at a new simulation centre opening at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

World expert on traditional plant use wins award

September 17, 2015 - 

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner was announced Sept. 17 as a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow.

Proactive approach to prevent sexualized violence

September 11, 2015 - 

UVic, the University of Victoria Students’ Society, and the Anti-Violence Project are teaming up to promote social dialogue and prevention of sexualized violence in the second annual Sexualized Violence Awareness Week, Sept. 14 to 18.

Walk of Excellence

August 26, 2015 - 

On Aug. 26, UVic unveiled the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. The new showcase walkway in CARSA honours the legacy of former Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife, Lynda, and celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of the Vikes

Holocaust education in the 21st century

August 25, 2015 - 

What will the Holocaust mean for future generations? UVic will host a global gathering Sept. 1 to 3 to explore Holocaust education and how it can be used as a means to tackle contemporary issues of multi-cultural human rights education.

ONC embarks on 'most exciting' expedition

August 24, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is about to embark on what’s expected to be its most exciting expedition. For the first time ONC will be using two ships, exploration vessel Nautilus on its first trip to Canada, and&

Are humans unsustainable ‘super predators´?

August 20, 2015 - 

Research published in the journal Science by a team led by Dr. Chris Darimont, the Hakai-Raincoast professor of geography at UVic, reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains.&a

UVic research and geology of Canada's west coast

August 18, 2015 - 

UVic research published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences reveals new geological ages and clues about how Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait, and offshore Vancouver Island were formed.

UVic to host powerful research computing facility

July 30, 2015 - 

Thanks to new funding by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the University of Victoria has been chosen as one of four hubs across Canada for what is known as advanced research computing.

Ocean Networks Canada teams up with BC Ferries

July 30, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) recently expanded its world-class ocean observatories to include data collected from three BC Ferries.

UVic and TELUS introduce customized MBA

July 29, 2015 - 

UVic and TELUS have announced an MBA degree customized for the telecommunications company. The two-year degree, with specializations in leadership and strategy, will be offered starting in October 2015.

Island Health funding fuels UVic research

July 29, 2015 - 

Improving dementia care, stroke recovery and cancer support services are among the goals of eight newly funded projects involving UVic health researchers. Each project is receiving $15,000 from Island Health.

UVic aerospace centre gets funding boost

July 23, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) has received new funding from Western Economic Diversification, providing resources for continued development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

How BC can gain ultra energy-efficient buildings

July 23, 2015 - 

New research demonstrates that ultra energy-efficient, “net-zero” buildings are within BC’s reach if stronger policies that encourage energy conservation and renewable energy are put into place.

Preliminary data points to oldest human footprints

June 23, 2015 - 

Twelve footprints were discovered by two UVic researchers, in April on Calvert Island on BC’s central coast, and preliminary findings indicate these footprints might be 13,200 years old.

Gustavson: Most-trusted companies in Canada

June 23, 2015 - 

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has launched its first national, in-depth analysis of which corporate and product brands are most trusted by Canadians.

Trudeau Scholar examines youth and empathy

June 9, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s Rebeccah Nelems is investigating empathy and youth as part of a prestigious three-year scholarship announced from the Trudeau Foundation. She is one of only 16 Canadian doctoral students receiving a $180,000 award.

Spring convocation: chancellor's installation

June 4, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria's Spring Convocation June 8 to 12 includes chancellor's installation, nearly 3,700 grads and four honorary degrees.

New app for collecting ocean data

June 2, 2015 - 

Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria and the Pacific Salmon Foundation are teaming up with citizen scientists to increase the quality and range of oceanographic data being collected through a new mobile app called Community Fishers.

Funding boosts major science at UVic

June 1, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria’s leadership and participation in several national and international big science projects has got a huge shot in the arm with the injection of $14.8 million in new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

How to get energy efficiency BC buildings, faster

May 26, 2015 - 

BC could significantly speed up progress on achieving energy-efficient buildings and homes by adopting the more stringent approaches used by the “green leader” states of California and Massachusetts, according to new PICS research.

Rankings confirm broad impact of UVic Research

May 25, 2015 - 

In the prestigious Leiden rankings,  UVic places third in Canada for overall scientific impact and first in the country in two fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering.

Franklin Expedition

May 25, 2015 - 

On June 4, on the 170th anniversary of the first full day at sea of the British mission, UVic will officially launch the 13th website in the award-winning Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History.

2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur: David Foster

May 21, 2015 - 

Businessman, music producer and philanthropist David Foster will be honoured in his hometown of Victoria, BC, on May 28 as the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

How to motivate people to take climate action

May 14, 2015 - 

A special report analyzing what works—and what doesn’t—for motivating people to take action on climate change has been released today by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Funding boost for CanAssist

May 12, 2015 - 

The BC Ministry of Health recently announced $3 million in funding for UVic's CanAssist program that will go towards development of new and innovative technologies to benefit thousands of British Columbians with disabilities.

Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

May 1, 2015 - 

UVic is proud to open its first new athletics and recreation facility in 40 years as the university’s centre for active and healthy living, and to support student athletes to train and compete at the highest levels.

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

April 30, 2015 - 

UVic launched a new project, in partnership with the Nanaimo Museum and the Cumberland Museum and Archives, to compile a publicly accessible database of Chinese Canadian artifacts.

Future-proofing BC against climate change

April 30, 2015 - 

Five issues of critical importance to British Columbia—transportation, electrical grid integration, energy efficient buildings, forestry, and natural gas development—form the basis for five major projects from PICS to be underway May 1.

Research chair sheds light on Earth´s surface

April 20, 2015 - 

UVic geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

UVic student wins prestigious national award

April 15, 2015 - 

A tireless volunteer for social justice and environmental causes and a committed learner who has travelled the globe in the course of her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria has won a 3M National Student Fellowship.

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

April 15, 2015 - 

When University of Victoria grad student Mike Irvine appears before a panel of academics to defend his master’s project—the penultimate step before graduation—he’ll look the part of the young professional wearing a pinstriped su

Cancer drug shows promise for treating stroke

April 1, 2015 - 

A University of Victoria neuroscientist has discovered that a cancer drug may improve recovery rates for diabetic patients who have suffered a stroke.

Outspoken conservationist wins BC award

March 31, 2015 - 

University of Victoria wildlife expert Dr. Chris Darimont is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Academics Early in Career award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Masterminds lectures return

March 26, 2015 - 

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

Coaching legends to get honorary degrees

March 26, 2015 - 

Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

March 24, 2015 - 

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and painter Sandra Meigs, a professor with UVic's Department of Visual Arts, was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

MPA fails to protect sharks and rays

March 23, 2015 - 

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.

UVic hosts fourth IdeaFest, March 2-7

February 24, 2015 - 

Weeklong festival has over 50 thought-provoking events to inform and enchant.

2015 Victoria Leadership Awards

February 20, 2015 - 

The 11th annual Victoria Leadership Awards took place Feb. 19 in Victoria. Bill Anderson and Bruce Parisian received the two UVic awards.

UVic prof wins prestigious national award

February 16, 2015 - 

Teaching professor Jin-Sun Yoon in the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care has been recognized for her exceptional teaching and educational leadership with the 2015 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

2015 VLA Lifetime Achievement Award

February 3, 2015 - 

The 2015 VLAs will be awarded Feb. 19 at the Leadership Victoria gala. A valued friend of UVic—master carver, Songhees First Nation artist and educator Clarence “Butch” Dick—is this year's Lifetime Achievement award recipient.&

Distinguished Alumni List for 2015

February 2, 2015 - 

Eleven members of the University of Victoria alumni community will be honoured with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hotel Grand Pacific as part of Alumni Week 2015.

How to move fossil fuel divestment past symbolism

January 29, 2015 - 

Replacing fossil fuel investments with “green energy” stocks has minimal impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is also unlikely to provide a safer haven for investors.

Campus Plan update

January 20, 2015 - 

The University of Victoria is inviting participation and input from the campus community and the public as it undertakes an update to the 2003 Campus Plan to provide a refreshed vision, guidelines and direction for future campus development.

In conversation with Shelagh Rogers

January 15, 2015 - 

Chancellor Shelagh Rogers, OC, will be “In Conversation” with web industry leader and UVic alumnus Stewart Butterfield, BA ’96, on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.