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Welcome, new and returning students!

Orientation is now underway, with plenty of events and activities on campus: Graduate Student Orientation (Sept. 4), Transfer, Mature & Distance Student Welcome (Sept. 4), New Student Welcome (Sept. 8), ThunderFest (Sept. 11) and more.

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First Peoples House

A balancing act of water stewardship

Our unusually dry spring and summer is highlighting the need for careful water management at UVic, for both water conservation and wise usage.

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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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Staff cheering outside of the CARSA building

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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News and events

UVic welcomes new and returning students

Orientation events are now underway at UVic. Keep an eye out for various events and activities on campus to welcome new and returning students, including Graduate Student Orientation (Sept. 4), Family Orientation (Sept. 6), the President's Welcome Barbecue (Sept. 8), UVSS Campus Kickoff (Sept. 9-12), Thunderfest (Sept. 11) and more.

The Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence

On Aug. 26, UVic unveiled the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. The new showcase walkway in CARSA honours the legacy of former Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife, Lynda, and celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of the Vikes.

Holocaust education in the 21st century

What will the Holocaust mean for future generations? UVic will host a global gathering Sept. 1 to 3 to explore Holocaust education and how it can be used as a means to tackle contemporary issues of multi-cultural human rights education.

Are humans unsustainable 'super predators'?

Research published in the journal Science by a team led by Dr. Chris Darimont, the Hakai-Raincoast professor of geography at the University of Victoria, reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains.

More young drinkers at risk than previously estimated

Many more young people are at risk of harm from alcohol than previously estimated shows a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health by researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC.

UVic research reveals new insights into the geological evolution of Canada's west coast

UVic research published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences reveals new geological ages and clues about how Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait, and offshore Vancouver Island were formed, helping to understand some of the potential impacts on coastal communities.