UVic Properties, which manages non-academic properties on behalf of UVic, has announced a plan to invigorate Swans Hotel and Brewpub as a thriving hospitality enterprise. The plan maintains the legacy of the late Michael Williams, who donated Swans to UVic in 2001 to support the university’s academic mission.
UVic's Centre for Addictions Research releases a handbook co-written by a group of patients with experience of opioid substitution treatment in BC.
Canadian law professors renew call on government to halt enforcement of Safe Third Country Agreement
UVic law professor Donald Galloway is available to media to discuss Canadian law professors' renewed call to the government to immediately halt enforcement of the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement.
President Jamie Cassels has appointed a small working group to assess how the recent US executive order banning entry into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries is affecting students, faculty and staff at UVic, and how best to meet their immediate needs.
As the Awards Facilitator for the Office of the Vice-President Research and secretary of the Alumni Association board, Brad Buie's life revolves around the university, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “Being a part of the alumni board is an honour and privilege because I’m representing alumni,” he notes.
In a new study of Canadian adult sex workers, UVic researchers have found—as with conventional occupations—the initial decision to sell sexual services is a complex matter, involving the interplay of life events, socio-economic circumstances and the personal appeal of the work.
For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in a Canadian salmon, says UVic chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, who leads the InFORM coastal network that monitors marine radioactivity off BC.
Thanks to the Beyond Borders fund initiated by President Jamie Cassels in 2015, even more UVic students have journeyed deep into communities well beyond the borders of our campus. Here are three student stories of transformative journeys overseas.
A five-year, $46.6 million investment from the Canadian government—through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)—will ensure that ONC continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology. The new funding is awarded to UVic through CFI’s Major Science Initiatives program, which supports a portion of the operating and maintenance costs of selected major science facilities across Canada.
From one generation to the next, teachers pass along the skills and techniques instilled in them by their mentors. Now, the School of Music’s internationally acclaimed Lafayette String Quartet will honour their own mentor with a rare performance cycle of all 15 string quartets by 20th century Soviet composer, Dmitri Shostakovich.