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MPA fails to protect sharks and rays

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.

Music, glaciers, zombies and linguistics: Masterminds lectures return

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria—running Wednesdays, April 8 through 29—eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

Coaching legends to get honorary degrees

Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

BC leaders on what needs to be done for Paris climate talks success

Media are invited to meet with BC Environment Minister Mary Polak, Vancouver City Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Ambassador of France to Canada, Nicolas Chapuis, ahead of their appearance at a public discussion in Vancouver this Thursday (March 26) on how to best support the crucial United Nations climate talks in Paris later this year.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and painter Sandra Meigs—known for her expressive, eclectic art primarily in the mediums of acrylic and oil and featuring large-scale works—was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

New research holds hope for lemurs

The ring-tailed lemur, an endangered mammal at the mercy of the illegal pet trade, can be bought on the beaches of Madagascar for five dollars. Illegal sale is a problem but new findings by anthropology PhD candidate Tara Clarke proves there is hope for this threatened species.