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UVic’s 2015 United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 1. This year, we’re working towards a fundraising goal of $246,000. We also aim to increase the number of UVic donors to the United Way
campaign by 100 people over the next two years.
Cycling, transportation options and reducing individuals’ carbon footprint are key themes of UVic’s second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16.
Nominations are now open (through Dec. 1) for the 2016 Victoria Leadership Awards, a program led by Leadership Victoria. UVic is a founding partner of the annual awards established in 2004 to
showcase the accomplishments of local community heroes.
Over 250 University of Victoria students and alumni will fan out across the region on Saturday, Oct. 3 to volunteer in 19 local organizations as part of Project Serve Day.
Cannabis’ reputation as a gateway drug may be turning over a new leaf, according to a study by researchers at the University of Victoria and UBC. The findings suggest that cannabis can be a
safer substitute for potentially more dangerous drugs like prescription opiates, alcohol and illicit substances and that for some people, it might even be an "exit drug" to addiction.
What are the social and political consequences of surveillance and big data collection? International privacy expert Colin Bennett brings UVic into a new study led by Queen’s University on the
ethics and implications of surveillance and big data in Canada.
A streamlined form of borrowing that enables homeowners to repay the cost of energy retrofits via their electricity bills would, in time, save British Columbia four terawatt hours in energy use
plus make homes a lot cheaper to run, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria.