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UVic launches Mental Health Initiative

Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, UVic has developed its Student Mental Health Initiative to support and care for the mental health and wellbeing of students facing the challenges and stress of university life.

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UVic's newest Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law

UVic Law professor Dr. John Borrows secured one of the most prestigious research professorships in the country when he was officially named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law on Oct. 16.

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A fresh initiative for Indigenous economic growth

The National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED) was established by the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and UVic Law to harness community-based education and research, and to help drive innovative economic change.

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Vanier Scholar studies fetal alcohol exposure in the brain

UVic neuroscience PhD student Christine Fontaine is researching whether a smelling test, easy enough to administer to young children, could help diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Help solve the WWI diary whoddunit

A UVic professor and libraries staff are hoping someone will know the name of a WWI diarist. The diary and other WWI arts go on display in Legacy Maltwood just before Remembrance Day.

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United to Change with the 2014 UVic United Way campaign

Show your support at these upcoming events: Plasma Car Races, Oct. 28 at noon in the SUB, UVic Libraries Book Sale, Nov. 18-20 in the SUB, and the Winter Artisans Market, Nov. 25 and 26 in University Centre.

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New centre in HSD supports Indigenous student success

The Indigenous Student Support Centre (ISSC) opened in September and provides students with a welcoming space where they can receive cultural, emotional and academic support.

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Staying behind the wheel

UVic psychologist Holly Tuokko, left, is a lead investigator in a Canada-wide study on older drivers.

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