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Ryan Cochrane

2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

UVic psychology alumnus and swimmer Ryan Cochrane has won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. He is one of many elite athletes from Victoria competing at the games. (Photo: Dan Galbraith, July 24)

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Microbiologists Barry Duplantis and Francis Nano in the lab

"Frosty genes" technology awarded US patent

A US patent has been awarded to a new technology developed by microbiologists Barry Duplantis, left, and Francis Nano. The technology can be applied to vaccines for almost any bacterial disease.

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Inside tour of CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens in spring 2015. Take a video tour and find out more about UVic's new facility for active healthy living for people of all abilities.

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Colonial Legacies Field School, South Africa

UVic students are reflecting this summer about three weeks in May 2014 on a trip to northeastern Limpopo Province to explore the history of colonialism. (L-R: UVic student Susanna Peterson plays with Locate Ngobeni in Nkambako village.)

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Cass Hussmann and Devin Pelletier make refinements to their satellite

Winning satellite design could be the next big thing in space travel

Electrical lead Cass Hussmann and project manager Devin Pelletier make refinements to their satellite that won the top prize in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge and may just be the next the next big thing in space travel.

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The orchestra on site at Farnham Glacier

An unusual orchestral performance fuses science, environmentalism and art

Accompanied by a 70-person choir and orchestra, Paul Walde and a film crew trekked up the icefield in July 2013 to bring awareness to melting glaciers in general, and to the Jumbo and Farnham glaciers in particular. Photo: Pat Morrow.

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Phone drop-box in the SUB

Genetics confirm Indigenous knowledge about coastal wolves

The waggish joke that wolves are "Canada's newest marine mammal" is a lot closer to truth than jest—an insight suggested by Indigenous knowledge and confirmed in a study co-authored by Dr. Chris Darimont, of UVic's geography department.

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Co-op puts knowledge and careers in motion

UVic's spring Community Report looks at how the combination of our research-enriched learning environment and thriving co-op education program provides reciprocal benefits for students and our region's economy.

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About UVic

UVic is more than a top research university in a breathtaking location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of real-life learning, and so much more. Learn more about what makes UVic unique.

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Campus information sessions

VP Academic and Provost Reeta Tremblay and VP Finance and Operations Gayle Gorrill invite you to participate in the next campus information session:

Monday, April 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
David Strong Building C103

The session will provide an overview of the University's 2014-15 Planning and Budget Framework document, a status report on Enhanced Planning: Making Choices, an update on the provincial government's core review process and an update on work completed since our last information session in December 2013.

For more information visit the Budget planning website.

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Inside tour of CARSA

Accompany UVic's Zac Andrus and Shawna Dash as they take a tour inside the Centre of Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities, under construction at UVic. This world-class facility will be used by students, faculty and staff for a wide range of high-performance sports, fitness and recreation programs. It is also the new home for CanAssist, a unique program that develops customized technologies for people living with disabilities.

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