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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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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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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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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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Tanaka with a research subject

Face value

Psychologist Jim Tanaka and his team at UVic's Centre for Autism Research Technology and Education are giving young people with autism a fun way to hone their social skills.

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Witness Blanket presented at CUVic 2014

The Witness Blanket by Master Carver Carey Newman (pictured above with UVic's Leslie Brown) evokes the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era and a national journey toward reconciliation. The blanket was presented at the opening ceremony of CUVic 2014 on May 20.

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Current faculty and staff



Flexibility encouraged during BC public school job action

August 28, 2014 — The closure of all BC public schools appears likely to continue past the normal school-start date. Some members of the university community may have very limited availability for childcare options. Supervisors, managers, chairs/directors, and deans have been asked to exercise flexibility when responding to requests related to childcare responsibilities.

UVic update on FA bargaining: Public Sector Employers' Council (PSEC) and the mandate

July 22, 2014 — Whenever collective bargaining begins, there are usually questions about who “PSEC” is. You can hear varying views about its role in our bargaining process. You may also hear it said that our unions bargain with the employer and that PSEC is not really as important as employers say it is. In this post, we hope to give you some helpful background and answer some key questions.


Funny guy shares writing tips

Award-winning author, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, Leiren-Young is UVic’s next 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction—the first UVic alumnus to hold the Southam position.

SSHRC-funded project examines Japanese Canadian dispossession

A seven-year, multi-partner project led by UVic will explore the shameful history of dispossession during the 1940s will culminate in a cross-country museum exhibition in 2019. On Aug. 27, the federal government announced a $2.5-million partnership grant.