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Sustainability Week's challenge: leave the car at home

Cycling and transportation options are key themes of UVic's second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16. Plus there's a mural project, bike tuneups, a bike maintenance workshop—and free cake to celebrate the second anniversary of the Campus Bike Centre.

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Get ready to ShakeOut on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m.

On Oct. 15 at exactly 10:15 a.m. be ready to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! Each year UVic participates in the earthquake preparedness drill, where students, faculty and staff practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic’s extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Protecting and learning from Middle Eastern antiquities

UVic professor hopes his focus on Islamic art and architecture here on campus will offer some positive dimensions to our understanding of current events in the region.

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UVic's United Way Bug Push

On Oct. 18, UVic students, faculty and staff and corporate teams from across Victoria test their stamina, have fun and raise funds for the United Way while manually pushing a hollowed-out Beetle around Ring Road.

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Grow old along with me...

Detecting the earliest signs of dementia is the first step in finding ways to slow it down.

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UVSS aims to get students voting

The UVic Votes campaign aims to get more students voting in the upcoming federal election. Elections Canada will open a satellite office in the SUB from Oct. 5-8, and UVSS members will be fanning out across campus to walk students through the voting process.

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New study warns of double whammy of weather along BC coast

A new study co-authored by UVic's Ian Walker points to possibilities of severe flooding and erosion with El Nino and La Nina weather systems. (Photo: Walker on Calvert Island. Credit: D. Shugar, 2014, Hakai Institute)

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