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World's only chair in transgender studies

UVic sociologist Aaron Devor, founder and academic director of the Transgender Archives, was announced Jan. 15 as the world's only Chair in Transgender Studies—with a donation of $1 million USD by the Tawani Foundation. (Photo above, l-r: Devor and UVic master's student Alyx MacAdams with some of the UVic archival material.)

Celebrating 10 years of pioneering ocean science

Canadian ocean research hub Ocean Networks Canada at UVic celebrates 10 years of pioneering science, embarking on its second decade with a renewed mission to enhance life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership that delivers solutions for science, society and industry.

Co-op reaches 75,000 placement milestone

Dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities are a pillar of the UVic student experience. Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, UVic has reached the milestone of 75,000 co-op placements

Experts in Indigenous language revitalization

Edward John, grand chief of the Tl'azt'en Nation of BC, rang a warning bell for the UN on Jan. 21 about the alarming rates of Indigenous language loss in Canada and the urgent need to revive and revitalize Indigenous languages even as the world focuses on safeguarding cultural heritage sites. UVic researchers continue to study and champion efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages.

Victoria Leadership Awards 2016

The 2016 VLAs will be awarded Feb. 25 at the 12th annual Leadership Victoria gala. The Lifetime Achievement award recipient is announced in advance, with this year’s going to long-time volunteer leaders Judith Armstrong and Nick Marsden of Operation Trackshoes. UVic is a founding partner of the annual awards showcasing the accomplishments of local community heroes.