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UVic Chemistry Show Not Just Smoke and Mirrors

That Chemistry Show, a fundraising event for UVic’s United Way campaign, will serve up mad science and cool tricks to delight kids of all ages on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Bob Wright Centre, room B150. “The show features lights, colours, smoke and even cups that shrink,” says UVic chemistry professor Dr. Alexandre Brolo. “Science is actually a lot of fun, and in this show people will see some of the magic that chemical reactions can create.”

Coordinated by the UVic Chemistry Students’ Society, the event carries on a tradition started by the legendary Dr. Zonk (UVic professor emeritus Dr. Reginald Mitchell), whose shows demystified science and entertained more than 60,000 children from the mid-1970s until Mitchell’s retirement in 2008.

Tickets cost $9.75. They are available in advance at the UVic Ticket Centre or at the door. All proceeds go to the United Way of Greater Victoria. For more information about the UVic United Way campaign visit www.uvic.ca/unitedway/index.php.

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  Media Contacts:

Dirk Slot (Chemistry Students’ Society) at dirkslot@uvic.ca or 250-920-8227
Melanie Groves (UVic Communications) at mgroves@uvic.ca or 250-472-4357


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Experts On US Presidential Election 2012

The following UVic researchers are available for comment on the US election:

Janni Aragon (Political Science) conducts research involving American politics, and gender and politics. She can discuss the roles social media, women and youth are playing in this election. Drs. Aragon and Colin Bennett (Political Science) will discuss the US election results at a brown bag lunch event Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. in the MacLaurin Building, Room D116, UVic. Aragon is available to comment Tuesday and Wednesday. (Cell: 778-977-0556, email jaragon@uvic.ca or @janniaragon on Twitter)


Jason Colby (History) teaches modern American history and US foreign relations and, as an expat American, is closely following the political currents of his native country. He can comment on the two candidates, their campaigns and policies, and the likely results of tomorrow's election including the historical implications of Barack Obama’s presidential leadership. Dr. Colby is available throughout the course of the next three days. (Office: 250-721-7389 or email jcolby@uvic.ca)

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  Media Contacts:

Anne MacLaurin (Social Sciences Communications) at 250-217-4259 or sosccomm@uvic.ca
Tara Sharpe (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6248 or tksharpe@uvic.ca

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UVic's Innovative Global Business Program Wins Honour

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has received national recognition for its high quality international education.

UVic is receiving the Outstanding Program award from the respected Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). UVic’s one-year program, offered since 2010 under the aegis of the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, sees students work and live on three continents as they study international business practices, develop leadership skills and learn at least one new language. The current year’s cohorts will soon leave Victoria for Rouen, France and Seoul, Korea or Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Linz, Austria.

“It is a great honour to have this new program recognized for what it uniquely offers,” says program director Dr. Ignace Ng. “The success of this program is only possible because of the support of the faculty, the excellent relationship developed with the partner institutions and the commitment of the staff to the program. Growing demand for program entry and our students’ success show us we’re on the right track.”

After the MGB (which includes an international internship), students launch their careers with global knowledge both deep and wide, with real-world experience and some proficiency in another language. They also possess an essentially ineffable yet equally important quality: confidence to deal with the ambiguity and complexity of today’s global business environment.

The prestigious award, which validates peer recognition of creativity and high quality in international education, will be presented Nov.6 in Montreal at CBIE’s 46th annual conference. CBIE’s membership represents about 200 Canadian educational institutions dedicated to international education.

Visit http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/gill/mgb/index.php for more information about the MGB.

For more information about the CBIE and its 12-year-old awards program, please visit www.cbie-bcei.ca.

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  Media Contacts:

Moira Dann (Gustavson External Relations) 250-721-6411or bizcomm@uvic.ca
John Oldale (MGB Program Associate Director) 250-721-6433 or joldale@uvic.ca


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