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Reclaiming a banned Saanich fishery

A PhD student revitalizes a fishing practice unique to the Straits Salish people and banned 100 years ago.

UVic welcomes new and returning students

Orientation events are now underway at UVic. Keep an eye out for various events and activities on campus to welcome new and returning students, including Graduate Student Orientation (Sept. 4), Family Orientation (Sept. 6), the President's Welcome Barbecue (Sept. 8), UVSS Campus Kickoff (Sept. 9-12), Thunderfest (Sept. 11) and more.

The Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence

On Aug. 26, UVic unveiled the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. The new showcase walkway in CARSA honours the legacy of former Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife, Lynda, and celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of the Vikes.

Holocaust education in the 21st century

What will the Holocaust mean for future generations? UVic will host a global gathering Sept. 1 to 3 to explore Holocaust education and how it can be used as a means to tackle contemporary issues of multi-cultural human rights education.

Are humans unsustainable 'super predators'?

Research published in the journal Science by a team led by Dr. Chris Darimont, the Hakai-Raincoast professor of geography at the University of Victoria, reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains.

More young drinkers at risk than previously estimated

Many more young people are at risk of harm from alcohol than previously estimated shows a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health by researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC.

UVic research reveals new insights into the geological evolution of Canada's west coast

UVic research published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences reveals new geological ages and clues about how Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait, and offshore Vancouver Island were formed, helping to understand some of the potential impacts on coastal communities.