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UVic day of action on violence against women

This year's event to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Michèle Pujol Room (SUB). Classes and exams have been cancelled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow students, staff and faculty to attend.

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UVic's Online Academic Community

Thanks to the new Online Academic Community (OAC), UVic faculty, staff and students can now create their own WordPress websites and blogs—all you need is a NetLink ID. Visit to get started.

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UVic launches Mental Health Initiative

Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, UVic has developed its Student Mental Health Initiative to support and care for the mental health and wellbeing of students facing the challenges and stress of university life.

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Pathways to Success: Career development workshops for grad students

What lies beyond graduate school for you? Explore future career paths at these free sessions offered from October 2014 through April 2015. Learn how to transition from grad school to a career, discover current labour market info for academic and non-academic careers, and hear from panels and speakers! Register now.

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India field school stages innovative approach to intergenerational theatre

A group of UVic theatre students led by PhD candidate Matthew Gusul departs Sept. 29 for southeast India to help launch the country’s first intergenerational theatre company, in support of local seniors and rural youth. Above: Gusul (centre) during a field trip to the region last year.

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New campus food facility opens Sept. 20

Mystic Market features eight food kiosks and a general store, and it's the first zero-waste facility on campus. For streamlined service, the new University Centre food facility will be accepting ONECard and cash only.

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Listening to the "voice" of proteins

When Reuven Gordon describes the biomedical engineering technique of listening to, and recording, the “voice” of proteins, it sounds a lot like a modern take on Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss’s children’s story of an elephant who hears a voice calling from a microscopic dust speck.

Historic VicPD charge books return home, with a techno twist

On Nov. 26, historic VicPD charge books were returned to VicPD after being preserved electronically by volunteers of the Victoria Genealogical Society and the UVic Libraries’ Digitization Unit. The earliest volume begins in April 1873, the latest ends in September 1876, and there are now nearly 2,000 scanned and digitized pages.

Nominations now open for 2015 VLAs

Nominations are now open for the Victoria Leadership Awards. The 2015 VLAs will be awarded at the 11th gala ceremony on Feb. 19. UVic is a founding partner of the annual program established in 2004 to showcase the accomplishments of local community heroes.