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Inside a school in India

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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UVic Photo contest

Help choose the winner of our photo contest

Throughout September, you entered our photo contest by tagging photos of what you loved about UVic. Now it is your chance to pick the winner! Vote on your favourite photos by liking them in our Facebook album.

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Mystic Market interior

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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Media tour CARSA in hardhats

CARSA in the news

Local media took part in a tour of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities on Aug. 6 for a sneak peek inside the new facility. CARSA opens in spring 2015.

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Students dancing

Learning a language is about more than just words

That's lesson number one for the more than 700 students on campus in August studying English as a second language.

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Shawn Curé plays the "Hnefatafl" board game constructed by his anthropology group

Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

The new Vikings exhibition is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.

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Standard drink labels help consumers track their alcohol use and reduce risk: study

A new University of Victoria study by researchers at the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) shows that a simple, internationally tested method of “standard drink” labelling is an essential tool for those who wish to stay within Canada’s low-risk drinking guidelines and/or legal blood alcohol content driving limits.

History mystery of Great War diary

A two-volume leather diary of the First World War is missing the name of its soldier diarist and the University of Victoria is hoping history buffs or family members will help solve the mystery.

Volunteers being honoured for UN Day of Older Persons

To mark the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1, the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging is honouring four Victoria elders for their exemplary service to helping others in the CRD.

Study confirms breast cancer link to low alcohol use

A newly published study from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) confirms that moderate drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study shows that consuming an average of up to two drinks a day is associated with an 8.5 per cent increase in the risk, compared to abstaining from alcohol.  

New field school in India

On Sept. 29, a group of 14 University of Victoria theatre artists will depart for the southeast coast of India to help launch the country’s first intergenerational theatre company.

Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archeology

A UVic archeologist and UVic engineer have returned this month from a 10-day research trip to Haida Gwaii. Their trip yielded 150 gigabytes of sonar data and images of what that they suspect could be stone fish weirs, a simple and ancient technology used by peoples all over the world to catch migrating fish in rivers.

All about First World War

UVic events, activities and experts are in the spotlight as the world moves through the centennial year of WWI. On Oct. 2 and 3, an evening lecture on the War to End All Wars and a full-day conference at Victoria's Bay Street Armoury, sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities and Centre for Global Studies, will draw WWI scholars and armchair historians together.