New research by UVic geographer Chris Darimont suggests that modern-day trophy hunting is status-seeking behaviour that can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. The theory, supported by evidence and inference from evolutionary anthropology, shows a similar pattern in hunter-gatherers across the globe.
For the sixth year running, UVic has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Winners of the 2017 competition were announced on March 28. UVic, along with Island Health, are the only Victoria employers receiving the distinction.
Prof. Jamie Cassels has been reappointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Victoria, effective July 1, 2018. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors, following a unanimous recommendation from the Committee for the Appointment of the President.
The Board of Governors has approved a new policy on the prevention, education and response to sexualized violence for the University of Victoria, marking the next step toward the policy’s adoption and implementation in May.
The Board of Governors approved a $356-million balanced operating budget at its March meeting for the University of Victoria’s 2017-18 fiscal year.
VictoriatoVimy.ca is an online resource officially unveiled on March 27 and featuring over 3,700 digitized selections from the university’s archival collections including letters, diaries, postcards, individual photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, war records, audio-oral histories and artifacts.
As Canada marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge on April 9, a new virtual exhibit of historical material--Victoria to Vimy--is unveiled by Special Collections and University Archives with compelling stories from the home front including of Joseph Clearihue, UVic’s first Chancellor.
Human activities are having pervasive and persistent impacts on the Earth. Experts are currently debating whether these impacts together constitute a new geological age: the Anthropocene.
Masterminds free public lecture series returns to UVic for 2017 featuring Lynne Van Luven, Barbara Whittington, Terry Pearson and Michael Best. The UVic Retirees Association and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health sponsor the series, with support from UVic.
People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights and violence) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the UVic's Centre for Addictions Research.