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Inside tour of CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens in spring 2015. Take a video tour and find out more about UVic's new facility for active healthy living for people of all abilities.

Agricultural trade appears unaffected by BC carbon tax: new study

British Columbia’s carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, despite concerns it would greatly reduce the BC industry’s competitiveness, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Expert on ground assault in Gaza

Why do tensions continually flare up between Israel and the Palestinian territories? Why does it matter to Canadians? A UVic expert is available to comment on the ground assault launched in the Gaza Strip yesterday and on the long history behind these tensions.

Mapping Indigenous territories using Google Earth

UVic researcher Brian Thom, working with Indigenous communities and Google Earth Outreach, is helping Indigenous people in Canada to map their territories using the latest online tools. On July 12, the Globe and Mail published an article on this exciting new initiative.

Can BC forests help keep climate change in check?

A major new study announced today will help ensure one of British Columbia’s (BC’s) most important sectors–forestry–can endure under a changing climate, and even help slow down the rate of global warming.

Inaugural field school in South Africa

This summer, UVic students are reflecting back on three weeks in May 2014 during the first-ever Colonial Legacies Field School in northeastern Limpopo Province. A new UVic-produced video and a selection of photos are now available online.