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Orientation leaders guiding new students across campus

Welcome, new and returning students!

Whether you're a new or returning student, there's bound to be a welcome event on campus for you. Download our new guidebook app to view upcoming events, customize your schedule and connect with other students.

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Ray Harris

Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge

From Aug. 25 to 28, over 100 people will come together at 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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Students dancing

Learning a language is about more than just words

That's lesson number one for the more than 700 students on campus this month studying English as a second language.

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Cullen collecting water

Oceanographer leads new radioactivity monitoring network

A new network led by oceanographer Jay Cullen will engage scientists, health experts, NGOs and citizen scientists to monitor ocean radiation levels off BC from the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Photo: D. Nethercott.

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Dr. Ben Koop at his computer

International project maps salmon genome

UVic biologist Ben Koop was co-leader of an international consortium that recently announced it has fully mapped the Atlantic salmon genome. Photo: Diana Nethercott.

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Shawn Curé plays the "Hnefatafl" board game constructed by his anthropology group

Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

The new Vikings exhibition is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.

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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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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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Jim Dunsdon's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

UVic's Associate-Vice President of Student Affairs, Jim Dunsdon, accepts the #ALSicebucketchallenge and nominates staff members at Simon Fraser University and UBC! Which school can raise more for ALS during orientation?

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