Current faculty and staff

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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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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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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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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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Mowry Baden wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Department of Visual Arts Professor Emeritus Mowry Baden is one of only two Canadian winners of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Baden receives $55,000 for a new haptic sculpture, Triscector (seen here under construction).

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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.


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).

Expert on ground assault in Gaza

Why do tensions continually flare up between Israel and the Palestinian territories? Why does it matter to Canadians? A UVic expert is available to comment on the ground assault launched in the Gaza Strip on July 17 and on the long history behind these tensions.

Mapping Indigenous territories using Google Earth

UVic researcher Brian Thom, working with Indigenous communities and Google Earth Outreach, is helping Indigenous people in Canada to map their territories using the latest online tools. On July 12, the Globe and Mail published an article on this exciting new initiative.

Can BC forests help keep climate change in check?

A major new study announced today will help ensure one of British Columbia’s (BC’s) most important sectors–forestry–can endure under a changing climate, and even help slow down the rate of global warming.

Inaugural field school in South Africa

This summer, UVic students are reflecting back on three weeks in May 2014 during the first-ever Colonial Legacies Field School in northeastern Limpopo Province. A new UVic-produced video and a selection of photos are now available online.