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Lilburn and Sager

Two UVic scholars join Canada's academic elite

Poet Tim Lilburn, left, and historian Eric Sager are new fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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UVic Photo contest

Share what you love about UVic

Enter the UVic Photo Contest by tagging your photos with #uvicpix on Instagram or Twitter. New themes each week. This week's theme is UVic selfies. Show us your blue & gold, your new UVic swag and your selfies with Thunder!

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Maple Leaf Grocery

Multi-partner research project on Japanese Canadian dispossession

A seven-year project led by UVic about the dispossession of Japanese-Canadian property during the 1940s will culminate in a cross-country museum exhibit. (Above: Maple Leaf Grocery on Powell Street, once owned by Kariatsumari family. Courtesy of Nikkei National Museum.)

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New students on campus

Six weeks to success

There's a lot to experience (and learn) during six weeks of UVic student orientation events. Each week evolves around a different theme, including diversity and opportunity, academic skills, and volunteering. Get the guide to ensure that you're always at the right place at the right time.

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Ocean Networks Canada

UVic, ONC research, technology on display in the Arctic

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Laureen Harper got a first-hand look at the university’s community-based, cabled seafloor observatory in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut with UVic President Jamie Cassels and ONC’s Dr. Kate Moran Aug. 23. Photo: PMO

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Ray Harris

Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge

From Aug. 25 to 28, over 100 people visited UVic to share experiences with Indigenous mapping and learn new Google Earth tools. (Above: Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris has mentored youth in working with the UVic-led mapping project.) Photo: Chad Hipolito.

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Media tour CARSA in hardhats

CARSA in the news

Local media took part in a tour of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities on Aug. 6 for a sneak peek inside the new facility. CARSA opens in spring 2015.

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Cullen collecting water

Coastal radioactivity monitoring network seeks volunteers

A research network led by UVic oceanographer Jay Cullen is seeking citizen scientists along the BC coast to collect water samples and share science-based information on ocean health within their communities. Photo: Nethercott.

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The UVic Story - About UVic

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.

Events and important dates

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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UVic Selfie

Enter our September photo contest by tagging your photos with #uvicpix on Instagram or Twitter. New themes each week.

This week's theme is UVic selfie. We want to see your new UVic swag, your blue & gold and your selfies with Thunder. Get creative!

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UVic, let's get consensual!

Listen to male UVic students speaking out on issues of sexualized violence and raising awareness about consent.

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Winning photoThe September snapshot of the month is McPherson Library by Night by RedArmada. Show us your UVic! Submit your own photos to or via our Flickr group. Your photo could be next month's winner.

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