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The University of Victoria is among the top 20 universities in the world under the age of 50 and first in Canada in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings released today.
Victoria is the hometown of Canadian cyclist and 2012 Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal, touted as a contender for Tour de France 2013. Victoria is also the site of a new third-year university course on the Tour, timed for the 100th anniversary of this mega cycling spectacle.
The world’s most powerful microscope, which resides in a specially constructed room at the University of Victoria, has now been fully assembled and tested, and has a lineup of scientists and businesses eager to use it.
Tablets, e-Readers and other digital devices are increasing the options for maintaining children’s literacy level over the summer, or even drawing in reluctant readers. It’s all about knowing which device or mode of reading is the right fit for you and your children, a University of Victoria researcher says.
People from around the world can now listen in – and watch – as leading scientists study one of the most dynamic and visually spectacular places in the deep ocean, located 250 kilometres off the shore of southern Vancouver Island.
The 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria was a resounding success, drawing approximately 7,800 delegates, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of community members to campus from June 1 to 8.
Significantly fewer people are dying in alcohol-related crashes in British Columbia, thanks to the province’s new drinking and driving laws. A new study by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC), released online today, indicates the number of fatal alcohol-related collisions has decreased by more than 40 per cent under the new law.
- View all news releases on the UVic communications website.
Events and important dates
- 2013-06-19 - Other - Astronomy Open House
- 2013-06-19 - Lecture/Seminar - Master of Global Business (MGB) Online Information Session
- 2013-06-19 - Conference - 40th Annual Microscopical Society of Canada Meeting
- 2013-06-19 - Exhibit - Core Samples: Visual Arts Faculty 1963-1985
- 2013-06-19 - Alumni - Calgary Alumni Lawn Bowling and BBQ
View all important academic dates on the Academic Calendar