Current faculty and staff

Hands on a 3D map

Beneath the waves

A UVic-led study uses advanced 3D mapping to assess the impact of shipping noise.

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Meigs in her studio. Photo: Nik West.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and UVic professor Sandra Meigs, known for her expressive and eclectic artworks, was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts.

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Sean Adams in his workshop, looking at glass

Day in the Life: Sean Adams

Adams is a scientific glass blower in the Faculty of Science. He creates highly specialized glassworks for use in scientific experiments—the sorts of one-off things you'd never be able get from a commercial or industrial glass producer.

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Celebrating exceptional staff

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 President's Distinguished Service Awards: Arthur Makosinski, Russell Robb (above, left), Marilyn Cossaro (above, mid) Lawrence Lu (above, right) and UVic's Climate Insights 101 team.

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The UVic Edge

Dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment are the foundation of UVic's new positioning. Learn more at

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CARSA is nearly complete

CARSA will open this spring. What's in it for you? Check out our new CARSA video for a look inside the centre, with construction nearly complete. More information on CARSA is available at

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Current faculty and staff



New research on same-sex marriage in US

New research by University of Victoria historian Dr. Rachel Hope Cleves reveals insights on 500 years of same-sex unions in the US and refutes the claim that such unions are newer than cell phones or other modern technology.

Expert on alcohol policy changes

Dr. Tim Stockwell (Director, Centre for Addictions Research BC) is available to discuss the health and safety risks associated with upcoming changes (April 1) to BC liquor laws, which include increased availability and changes to the pricing of alcohol.

Music, glaciers, zombies and linguistics: Masterminds lectures return

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria—running Wednesdays, April 8 through 29—eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

Coaching legends to get honorary degrees

Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and painter Sandra Meigs—known for her expressive, eclectic art primarily in the mediums of acrylic and oil and featuring large-scale works—was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

New research holds hope for lemurs

The ring-tailed lemur, an endangered mammal at the mercy of the illegal pet trade, can be bought on the beaches of Madagascar for five dollars. Illegal sale is a problem but new findings by anthropology PhD candidate Tara Clarke proves there is hope for this threatened species.