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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.

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).

Funding boost for CanAssist

The BC Ministry of Health recently announced $3 million in funding for CanAssist at UVic that will go towards development of new and innovative technologies to benefit thousands of British Columbians with dementia and other challenging conditions.