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Dylan Collins, 2014 Rhodes Scholar

2015 Rhodes Scholarship information

Detailed information regarding the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship is now available - the application deadline is Friday August 21. Dylan Collins was BC's winner of the world’s oldest and most prestigious student scholarship for 2014. He graduated from UVic in June 2014 with an honours BSc in biochemistry.

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Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities is open for operation following a busy weekend of public open house celebrations and CARSA's grand opening on May 1.

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Irvine emerging from the water in SCUBA gear

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

On April 20, Master of Education grad student Mike Irvine was the first person to conduct a live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast master's project defence (so far as we know)!

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Smith in Uganda

UVic student receives national award

Navarana Smith (biology and environmental studies) has been named as one of 10 Canadian undergraduates to win a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship. Photo: Smith during a field course in Uganda.

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Student mental health at UVic

The University of Victoria offers numerous resources, supports and opportunities to promote student mental health on campus. Learn more about the various supports and services that are available to UVic students.

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Three female students

Congratulations to our co-op students of the year

Gaëlle Madevon, Tesi Carmona Wagner and Silvia Penkova—who specialized in communications, animal behaviour and submarine refitting, respectively, during their work terms—are our 2014 Co-op Students of the Year.

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News and events

Kids and summer brain drain

As summer holidays start, clinical neuropsychologist Sarah Macoun of UVic's Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies is available to discuss how to combat summer learning loss and who’s most at risk.

Expert on US history of same-sex marriage

UVic historian Rachel Hope Cleves is an expert on the history of same-sex marriage in North America from the colonial era to 1970. Her research reveals insights on 500 years of same-sex unions. She is available to comment on the landmark ruling June 26 by the US Supreme Court on marriage equality.

Preliminary data points to oldest human footprints

Twelve footprints were discovered by two UVic researchers, in April on Calvert Island on BC’s central coast, and preliminary findings indicate these footprints might be 13,200 years old.

New national survey and analysis reveals most trusted brands in Canada

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has launched its first national, in-depth analysis of which corporate and product brands are most trusted by Canadians, called the Gustavson Brand Trust Index.

New archive of McTaggart Cowan

Ian McTaggart Cowan is often referred to as the “father of Canadian ecology.” Now students and faculty can study his archive and digitized field journals firsthand to research a century of environmental change, thanks to the new Cowan Collection in UVic Libraries.