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Mystic Market interior

New campus cafeteria opens Sept. 20

Mystic Market features eight food kiosks and a general store, and it's the first zero-waste facility on campus. For streamlined service, the new University Centre cafeteria will be accepting ONECard and cash only.

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Volunteers walking

Project Serve volunteers make a difference

On Sept 27, UVic students and alumni will be fanning out across the region to volunteer at 19 community organizations for Project Serve 2014. Organizers are hoping to recruit 300 volunteers to help make a difference in our community.

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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 favourite places. Show us your favourite places at UVic and beyond!

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

This week's theme is favourite places. Show us your favourite places at UVic and beyond!

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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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