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Championship breakfast has raised over $2.8 million for student-athletic scholarships

The Annual Vikes Championship Breakfast announced over $475,000 was raised in 2014 for University of Victoria Vikes student-athletic scholarships. Nearly 600 people packed McKinnon Gymnasium to show their support and to hear former Vikes rower and three-time Olympian Darcy Marquardt's keynote address. Photo: APShutter.com.

UVic among world's best in annual ranking

UVic is among the top universities in the world as assessed by the highly regarded Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual World University Rankings released today. UVic placed 173rd in the rankings and is one of eight Canadian universities in the top 200.

Standard drink labels help consumers track their alcohol use and reduce risk: study

A new University of Victoria study by researchers at the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) shows that a simple, internationally tested method of “standard drink” labelling is an essential tool for those who wish to stay within Canada’s low-risk drinking guidelines and/or legal blood alcohol content driving limits.

History mystery of Great War diary

A two-volume leather diary of the First World War is missing the name of its soldier diarist and the University of Victoria is hoping history buffs or family members will help solve the mystery.

Volunteers being honoured for UN Day of Older Persons

To mark the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1, the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging is honouring four Victoria elders for their exemplary service to helping others in the CRD.

Study confirms breast cancer link to low alcohol use

A newly published study from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) confirms that moderate drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study shows that consuming an average of up to two drinks a day is associated with an 8.5 per cent increase in the risk, compared to abstaining from alcohol.  

New field school in India

On Sept. 29, a group of 14 University of Victoria theatre artists will depart for the southeast coast of India to help launch the country’s first intergenerational theatre company.

Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archeology

A UVic archeologist and UVic engineer have returned this month from a 10-day research trip to Haida Gwaii. Their trip yielded 150 gigabytes of sonar data and images of what that they suspect could be stone fish weirs, a simple and ancient technology used by peoples all over the world to catch migrating fish in rivers.

All about First World War

UVic events, activities and experts are in the spotlight as the world moves through the centennial year of WWI. On Oct. 2 and 3, an evening lecture on the War to End All Wars and a full-day conference at Victoria's Bay Street Armoury, sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities and Centre for Global Studies, will draw WWI scholars and armchair historians together.