Current faculty and staff


New initiative to support UVic students “on the go”

A new suite of student mobility initiatives launched by President Jamie Cassels helps support even more learning opportunities for UVic students "on the go" through co-op placements, field schools, work study and student internships within Canada and internationally.

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President Jamie Cassels

2015 President's Campus Update

At his Oct. 6 Campus Update, President Cassels engaged the UVic community in a conversation about highlights from the past year, reflected on recent progress, and shared some thoughts about areas of focus and direction for the coming year. Read more about the townhall-style event and watch the live recording on the Ring.

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The Edge brand guidelines are here

The Edge brand guidelines will help us all tell a consistent and unified story about UVic and allow you to get the materials you need to support your unit's goals by accessing templates and working with University Communications + Marketing.

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UVic's United Way Campaign 2015

This year's United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 1. Please come out to support our upcoming campus events, and learn how your donations can make a difference.

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Grow old along with me...

Detecting the earliest signs of dementia is the first step in finding ways to slow it down.

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Nancy Turner

UVic ethnobotanist earns national fellowship

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner is the fourth UVic professor to be honoured with this prestigious national fellowship. As a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, she is recognized for her research on the crucial role plants play in Indigenous cultures and languages.

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Current faculty and staff



Help to finalize UVic's Strategic Research Plan

A draft of UVic's first-ever Strategic Research Plan is now available to the UVic community for written feedback at The plan sets strategic priorities for UVic research—building on existing research excellence and positioning UVic to create or respond to emerging opportunities for research. Please provide your feedback by Oct. 19, 2015.

UVic's response to the international refugee crisis

UVic has joined the international effort to ease the mounting crisis for the tens of millions of refugees—more than four million from Syria alone—who have been forced from their homelands because of conflict and insecurity.


UVic challenges campus members to leave their cars at home

Cycling, transportation options and reducing individuals’ carbon footprint are key themes of UVic’s second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16.

Nominations now open for 2016 VLAs

Nominations are now open (through Dec. 1) for the 2016 Victoria Leadership Awards, a program led by Leadership Victoria. UVic is a founding partner of the annual awards established in 2004 to showcase the accomplishments of local community heroes.

UVic students, alumni make a difference through volunteering

Over 250 University of Victoria students and alumni will fan out across the region on Saturday, Oct. 3 to volunteer in 19 local organizations as part of Project Serve Day.

Pot's bad rap as a gateway drug disputed: study

Cannabis’ reputation as a gateway drug may be turning over a new leaf, according to a study by researchers at the University of Victoria and UBC. The findings suggest that cannabis can be a safer substitute for potentially more dangerous drugs like prescription opiates, alcohol and illicit substances and that for some people, it might even be an "exit drug" to addiction.

New SSHRC-funded study on ethics of big data

What are the social and political consequences of surveillance and big data collection? International privacy expert Colin Bennett brings UVic into a new study led by Queen’s University on the ethics and implications of surveillance and big data in Canada.

Retrofit loans, done differently, mean energy efficient homes plus jobs for BC

A streamlined form of borrowing that enables homeowners to repay the cost of energy retrofits via their electricity bills would, in time, save British Columbia four terawatt hours in energy use plus make homes a lot cheaper to run, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria.