May 01, 2012
Meet The "Faces Of UVic Research"
As one of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of Victoria is home to a wealth of world-class expertise across a broad range of disciplines. More than 800 faculty researchers are at the forefront of discovery—on everything from aging to music to zoology—and are working with community, government and business partners to turn that new knowledge into action.
Who are these researchers? What do they study? And how is their work relevant to our lives? Find out in the newly launched “Faces of UVic Research” video series, in which individual researchers give a short and succinct “elevator pitch” on their work—in everyday language—that quickly gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.
The ongoing video series is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about the depth, breadth and impact of UVic’s research talent, particularly prospective students and faculty, public and private sector funders, and the news media. The first batch of videos—more than 60 in total, each just over one minute long—are now live online at http://bit.ly/uvicresearchprofiles. The videos are searchable on the UVic YouTube channel, by name and area of expertise, at www.youtube.com/uvic.
“We’re very excited about this video series,” says Dr. Howard Brunt, UVic’s vice-president research. “Successful research depends on energy, creativity and passion, as well as a genuine commitment to making a difference. You’ll see these qualities in abundance in these videos.”
Valerie Shore (UVic Communications) at 250-721-7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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