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Waves of support for CARSA

UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities has impacted thousands of lives since it opened in 2015 and now, barely two months into the new year, UVic is celebrating new waves of support for CARSA: the newly minted Ian and Gillian Stewart Varsity Weight Room on Feb. 4, the UVic Alumni Association Spirit Section unveiled Jan. 29 on game night and the official naming of the RBC Blue and Gold Room in early January. (Above: the special naming event on Feb. 4.)

New research chairs share a passion for improving our lives

Finding better ways to detect and treat cancer, understanding how to navigate global economies, expanding our knowledge of modern South Asia, helping us make sense of complex datasets, and improving the success of addictions treatment—these are the goals of the University of Victoria’s five newest Canada Research Chairs.

Celebrating 10 years of pioneering ocean science

Canadian ocean research hub Ocean Networks Canada at UVic celebrates 10 years of pioneering science, embarking on its second decade with a renewed mission to enhance life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership that delivers solutions for science, society and industry.

Co-op reaches 75,000 placement milestone

Dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities are a pillar of the UVic student experience. Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, UVic has reached the milestone of 75,000 co-op placements

Experts in Indigenous language revitalization

Edward John, grand chief of the Tl'azt'en Nation of BC, rang a warning bell for the UN on Jan. 21 about the alarming rates of Indigenous language loss in Canada and the urgent need to revive and revitalize Indigenous languages even as the world focuses on safeguarding cultural heritage sites. UVic researchers continue to study and champion efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages.

Victoria Leadership Awards 2016

The 2016 VLAs will be awarded Feb. 25 at the 12th annual Leadership Victoria gala. The Lifetime Achievement award recipient is announced in advance, with this year’s going to long-time volunteer leaders Judith Armstrong and Nick Marsden of Operation Trackshoes. UVic is a founding partner of the annual awards showcasing the accomplishments of local community heroes.