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Holiday Artisans Market for United Way

This year's Holiday Artisans Market on Dec. 1 will feature over two dozen talented local artisans from UVic and the Greater Victoria community offering a range of items. Enjoy the sounds of the UVic Chamber Singers from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the SUB's Michele Pujol Room.

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Galiano Island field school breathes new life into learning

This summer, 15 students and environmental studies professor Dr. Eric Higgs embarked on a unique learning adventure on Galiano Island—working on group projects off the grid, with no internet, and with the island’s outdoor environment as their principal classroom.

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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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My UVic Life features blogs from 18 undergrad students.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a UVic student?

Follow the daily lives of 18 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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Campus restaurants' nutrition information at your fingertips

UVic is the first public institution to implement the Informed Dining program, as part of its overall commitment to healthy and active living. The new program provides restaurant customers with detailed nutrition information about standard menu items.

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News and events

New CanAssist technologies ease anxieties related to dementia

CanAssist at the University of Victoria—which develops innovative assistive technologies—is now ready to field test two new devices to ease some of the pressure on many Canadian families as they care for those living with dementia and to help those living with the progressive condition remain in their own homes for as long as safely possible.

The force is with UVic Star Wars expert

When it comes to the original Star Wars trilogy, the force is definitely with University of Victoria PhD candidate David Christopher. An instructor of cinema and cultural theory in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, he is not only developing a course on Star Wars which he hopes to debut at UVic in 2016, but he also played the role of Darth Vader at his own Star Wars-themed wedding.

Expert on McKenzie Interchange design concepts

Dr. Scott Iverson of the University of Victoria's Faculty of Engineering, who has expertise in sustainable transportation systems engineering, is available to media to discuss the design options unveiled by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure yesterday as potential improvements to the McKenzie Interchange.

Canada's academic stars to converge on Victoria

Royal Society of Canada scientists, scholars and artists from across the country will converge on the Fairmont Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria on Nov. 26-28 for the society’s annual general meeting.

New initiative to examine fossil fuel networks in Western Canada

A new six-year research and public engagement initiative, partly funded by SSHRC and jointly led by UVic, the CCPA and the Parkland Institute, will map the networks of fossil fuel industries in Western Canada.

Major endowment ensures education for former youth-in-care students

The Sisters of St. Ann are establishing an endowment at the University of Victoria that will continue their legacy of providing education for young people most in need. The $2-million Youth in Care Student Award Endowment will cover the annual tuition costs for an undergraduate degree for up to 15 former youth in care.