Dr. Martial Agueh, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, passed away in September. Agueh, who specialized in partial differential equations, was known for his radiant smile, his generosity and collegiality.
The university was saddened to learn recently of the passing of Bruce J. Partridge, former president of the University of Victoria, this August. Partridge’s term in office lasted just over two years, leading the university during an era of substantial upheaval.
Art History and Visual Studies is now home to the largest donor-funded endowed award on campus, thanks to a major gift from BC sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff and the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation. The Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Endowment establishes a recurring four-year PhD fellowship in the area of modern and contemporary art history, allowing doctoral students exceptional opportunities to study the complexities and richness of modern and contemporary art history.
Over 300 University of Victoria students and alumni will fan out across the region on Saturday, Oct. 1 to volunteer in 26 local organizations as part of Project Serve Day.
Indigenous Education at UVic joins a growing number of communities, schools, First Nations and local governments in Canada by honouring Orange Shirt Day on September 30—in recognition of the harms the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
The UVic group reviewing sexualized violence policy, programs and education notes the complexities of addressing sexualized violence for a diverse campus community, and recommends coordinator to oversee consistent prevention and education programs.
Gustavson School of Business has unveiled its in-depth analysis of brands most trusted by Canadians, showing that corporate leadership, social and environmental performance and authenticity are all highly valued.
A major gift from BC sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff and the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation will allow doctoral students at UVic exceptional opportunities to study the complexities and richness of the history of modern and contemporary art and why it matters to Canadians and the world.
Randall Sobie is leading a project to build a cloud computing system for the ATLAS experiment at CERN—providing storage and analysis tools for the billion gigabytes of data produced at the Large Hadron Collider. The new system will significantly advance global investigations into the fundamental structure of the universe.
The Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs program, a joint initiative between TRICORP and UVic's Gustavson School of Business, for delivering business skills training in northern BC took home a top global prize in Oslo, Norway for its impact in Indigenous communities.