An endangered Indigenous language and an endangered West Coast wildlife icon stand to benefit from the work of two new Banting Postdoctoral Fellows at UVic. Valued at $70,000 per year for two years, the fellowships are intended to groom Canada's next generation of research leaders.
UVic Libraries has acquired a rare print edition of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and revealed this one-of-a-kind volume on Oct. 26 in time for a lecture at UVic on Plath's birthdate, Oct. 27. This unique volume features original sketches added by hand by Plath's own daughter, the artist and writer Frieda Hughes.
When you hear the word ‘teenager’ do you imagine someone closed up in their room obsessed with their phone, text messages and social media? Or is it someone trying to balance work, school, health/stress, volunteering and family relationships? Recent research has proven the latter: the vast majority of teens care deeply about others and are involved in their communities. At the same time, many are facing very adult issues such as debt, finding affordable housing, stress and hypertension.
A study released Oct. 26 by UVic and Island Health shines a unique spotlight on a generation of young people in Greater Victoria. No other research study in Canada has followed a full decade of observation of youth from one distinct region and varied socio-economic backgrounds.
The relationship between Vancouver’s real estate boom and the crisis of homelessness and is more than just a trickle down effect. Working with Vancouver's Union Gospel Mission (UGM), nursing professor Bernie Pauly has found that rising housing costs in Vancouver, the diminishing supply of low-end rental housing, and dropping vacancy rates are leading to a growing number of people who are increasingly vulnerable to homelessness.
Recognized by Status of Women Canada for her work in gender equality, Dr. Cecilia Benoit has devoted 25 years as a researcher to advancing the social rights of marginalized populations, especially women. On October 18, Benoit and five other women were recognized with the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
Students study abroad for all sorts of reasons—to gain cultural experiences or expand their personal views, for instance—and for some it will be to study economics at UVic. The new agreement allows Soochow University students who complete two years of study in Suzhou and then transfer to UVic’s economics program for the remaining two years to receive a double degree in economics from both Soochow University and UVic. This is the third “2+2” agreement between UVic and Soochow University; the first is in business, the second in chemistry.
A quirky mix of student programmers. Dr. Jim Tanaka, the research psychologist who leads them. And the app software they designed that could change the face of autism therapy.
Two weeks after launching its new International Plan, UVic strengthened its relationship with Soochow University with the signing of a third partnership agreement, to welcome 100 students every year from the university located in Victoria's Twin City Suzhou to study economics at UVic.
UVic geographer David Atkinson is available to media for comment on the trio of powerful storms hitting coastal BC on Oct. 13 and through the weekend.