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Three UVic Canada Research Chairs renewed

December 2, 2016 - Ring

The search for new anti-cancer drugs, a deeper understanding of the economics of climate change, and fresh insights into the complex mathematics behind constantly changing systems and processes in our lives--these will continue to preoccupy the minds of three UVic researchers in the next several years thanks to recent renewals of their Canada Research Chairs.

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Indigenous law graduate student wins top Canadian research award

November 22, 2016 - Ring
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UVic Law PhD student Aaron Mills was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Talent award. The award is given to a single student each year across all the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences in Canada whose research "brings forward ideas that help us understand and improve the world around us." Mills' work is at the forefront of the movement to restore and revitalize Indigenous systems of law.

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Indigenous law graduate student wins top Canadian research award

November 22, 2016 - Media release
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UVic Law PhD student Aaron Mills received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Talent award—one of its five “Impact Awards”—at a ceremony in Ottawa today. Mills’ work is at the forefront of the movement to restore and revitalize Indigenous systems of law, one of the central recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

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Concussion and the Caped Crusader: Batman’s big screen impact

November 21, 2016 - Media tip
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E. Paul Zehr and Bruce Wright survey the 10 big screen versions of Batman movies and assess each fight, accident and incident involving the Dark Knight for possible exposure to concussive impact.In the paper “Can Concussion Constrain the Caped Crusader?” the authors use Batman to highlight the cumulative effect of repetitive head injury.

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