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Campus members turn out for Terry Fox Run

On Sept. 24, approximately 50 members of the UVic community—including Vikes athletes and President Jamie Cassels—supported and participated in the on-campus Terry Fox Run. The event commemorates the Marathon of Hope, raising awareness around campus and collecting donations to support the Terry Fox Foundation's cancer research program.

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.