Current faculty and staff

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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Two Vikes employees with construction hats

Inside tour of CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens in spring 2015. Take a video tour and find out more about UVic's new facility for active healthy living for people of all abilities.

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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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CUVIC 2014

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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Tully with books

UVic names top researchers for 2014

Political scientist James Tully is one of four recipients of a 2014 Craigdarroch Research Award, which honours outstanding research and creative endeavours at UVic.

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Professor Hof

UVic shines again in international science ranking

Once again, UVic is ranked in the top tier of universities in the world for scientific influence, according to the prestigious 2014 CWTS Leiden Ranking.

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Current faculty and staff



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.


2014 Commonwealth Games

A number of athletes with UVic connections including 14 current, former or soon-to-be Vikes varsity athletes are competing (and winning medals) in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The XX Games are taking place July 23 through Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Experts for WWI centenary

It is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Several UVic experts are available to comment on the centenary, as well as specific aspects of the war.

Grizzlies expand range to central coast islands

Grizzly bears are moving onto islands along the central BC coast, according to new research by Christina Service, a University of Victoria PhD candidate in geography.

Agricultural trade appears unaffected by BC carbon tax: new study

British Columbia’s carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, despite concerns it would greatly reduce the BC industry’s competitiveness, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).