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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.

Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archeology

A UVic archeologist and UVic engineer have returned this month from a 10-day research trip to Haida Gwaii. Their trip yielded 150 gigabytes of sonar data and images of what that they suspect could be stone fish weirs, a simple and ancient technology used by peoples all over the world to catch migrating fish in rivers.

National report offers first-ever look at the Canadian sex industry

Sex-workers and sex-buyers aren’t who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found, only one of the findings from the five-year study, led by Cecilia Benoit of the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC).

All about First World War

UVic events, activities and experts are in the spotlight as the world moves through the centennial year of WWI. On Oct. 2 and 3, an evening lecture on the War to End All Wars and a full-day conference at Victoria's Bay Street Armoury, sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities and Centre for Global Studies, will draw WWI scholars and armchair historians together.

UVic to receive gift of rare bible

A fine-art reproduction of the only handwritten illuminated bible created since the advent of the printing press in the 15th century is being officially presented to the University of Victoria in a public event at St. Andrews Cathedral, Sept. 20.

Meet the Faces of UVic Research

As one of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of Victoria is home to a wealth of world-class expertise across a broad range of disciplines. More than 800 faculty researchers are at the forefront of discovery—on everything from aging to music to zoology—and are working with community, government and business partners to turn that new knowledge into action.

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.

Grad research on dementia-friendly urban design

By 2031, 25 per cent of BC’s population will be at increased risk of dementia due to old age. Maria Przydatek (MA, 2014) took a closer look at the concept of dementia-friendly urban design, for her master’s thesis.

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.