UVic's plan to sell the former Dunsmuir Lodge and lands to Homewood Health and the Pauquachin First Nation is a step closer to completion with re-zoning and subdivision approval from the District of North Saanich. Following a lengthy public hearing Dec. 7, North Saanich council voted 6-1 in favour of UVic's application for rezoning and subdivision of the 100-acre property on the slopes of Mount Newton.
With the forecast indicating the possibility of heavy snow tomorrow, we wanted to provide this guidance to leaders who may be receiving questions from staff and faculty.
On Dec. 5, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada released the first independent assessment of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan in combination with the federal government’s recently announced carbon price schedule.
The search for new anti-cancer drugs, a deeper understanding of the economics of climate change, and fresh insights into the complex mathematics behind constantly changing systems and processes in our lives--these will continue to preoccupy the minds of three UVic researchers in the next several years thanks to recent renewals of their Canada Research Chairs.
A new report from the UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions provides answers on how to motivate change-friendly behaviour, based on a review of environmental psychology research.
A new paper by three UVic environmental economics researchers, published Nov. 30 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, finds that wind power alone cannot fill in the electricity gap for Alberta once coal is phased out by 2030.
Approximately 100 people including friends of the late Michael Williams attended the Nov. 17 naming ceremony of the Michael Williams Building, followed by unveiling of the new sign and ceremonial blessing of song, drumming and dance by the Copper Maker Dancers with Chief Calvin Hunt and his family.
A pilot project for treating students with acute mental health issues through UVic Health Services has significantly reduced wait times, allowing at-risk students to get the help they need more quickly.
Every two weeks since September, a research team on the UVic research vessel MSV John Strickland has been venturing into the inlet to collect water samples at various depths (roughly 300 litres per day) to measure the levels of everything from dissolved gases and trace metals to phytoplankton and microbes.
UVic Law PhD student Aaron Mills received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Talent award—one of its five “Impact Awards”—at a ceremony in Ottawa today. Mills’ work is at the forefront of the movement to restore and revitalize Indigenous systems of law, one of the central recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.