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UVic showcases CanAssist, ONC and CARSA during royal visit

Dale Hampshire (centre) demonstrates CanAssist’s Accessible Gaming Controller technology for (left-right) UVic President Jamie Cassels; the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex.

Two UVic scholars help debut new national college

Two University of Victoria researchers—a psychologist who studies how we age mentally and a computer scientist who explores new ways to sort through large amounts of information—are charter members of a new national “college” for outstanding young scholars.

Study highlights concern for homeless seniors

A new study for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, co-authored by researchers at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University, has found that a disproportionate number of people chronically staying in Victoria’s emergency shelters are seniors.

Nov. 2014 Honorary degree recipients

The University of Victoria will present three honorary degrees for outstanding achievements in public health, journalism and community-based leadership when it conducts its fall convocation ceremonies on Nov. 10 and 12.

Experts on Scottish vote

Two UVic experts are available to discuss the historic referendum on Sept. 18 and what it might mean after three centuries of union between Scotland and England.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada's academic elite. Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and public life.