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Bike to Work Week is May 25-31

Bike to Work Week hosts a series of events across the region to celebrate cycling as a safe, healthy, fun and convenient way to get to work or school. Team registration and a full event schedule across Greater Victoria are available on the BTWW Victoria website. UVic teams will automatically be entered into a daily draw for a prize.

How to get energy efficient BC buildings, faster

BC could significantly speed up progress on achieving energy-efficient buildings and homes by adopting the more stringent approaches used by the “green leader” states of California and Massachusetts, according to new PICS research.

Rankings confirm national and global impact of UVic research

In the prestigious Leiden rankings, which are produced annually by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, UVic places third in Canada for overall scientific impact and first in the country in two broad fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering.

Franklin Expedition is 13th mystery in history project

The doomed 1845 Franklin expedition was the equivalent in its time of sending humans to the moon. Now schoolchildren and sleuths of every age are invited to help crack one of the coldest cases of all. On June 4, on the 170th anniversary of the first full day at sea of the British mission, UVic will officially launch the 13th website in the award-winning Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History.

Eight cycling safety hot spots

Local cyclists gearing up for Bike To Work Week (May 25 to 31) might want to pay extra attention to a list of eight hot spots mapped by citizens on Bikemaps.org, a project led by University of Victoria geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson.  

2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur: UVic honours David Foster

Businessman, music producer and philanthropist David Foster will be honoured in his hometown of Victoria, BC, on May 28 as the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, an award given to visionary leaders who have achieved tremendous success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

What works, and what doesn't, for engaging people on climate change

A special report analyzing what works—and what doesn’t—for motivating people to take action on climate change has been released today by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).