BC now has sufficient detailed information about the height, frequency and direction of its coastal waves to start developing and testing wave energy converters in the ocean, according to a new report released at an energy conference at UVic on April 27.
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UVic has joined an elite group of Canadian employers committed to advancing sustainability. UVic is included in this year's list of Canada's 100 Greenest Employers, and is the only employer from Victoria.
Internationally recognized composer and University of Victoria music professor Dániel Péter Biró can now add one of North America's most prestigious awards to his list of honours—the Guggenheim Fellowship. And he'll be using the one-year award worth $50,000 US to reflect on one of the most important issues of today: global migration.
The recipients of the university's highest academic honour, the UVic honorary degrees this spring, are: acclaimed nature photographer and UVic alumnus Paul Nicklen; former UVic chancellor Murray Farmer; author Joy Kogawa; Canada-China relations builder Brian Lo; conservation research supporter Christina Munck; and Timothy Vernon, director of Pacific Opera Victoria.
A UVic chemist has developed a breakthrough material that will make computers and smartphones faster, more durable and more energy-efficient.
The UVic Senate has approved a recommendation that students with developmental disabilities enrolled in UVic courses through a partnership with the BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-secondary Education (STEPS Forward) be recognized at the university's convocation ceremonies, starting this June.
The Government of British Columbia announced $4.5 million in new funding for CanAssist during a special event at the CanAssist facility on April 5.
A UVic geologist has led the discovery of an active fault line that runs a few kilometres from downtown Victoria, including the Esquimalt Lagoon area and just offshore from James Bay and Clover Point.
New research by UVic geographer Chris Darimont suggests that modern-day trophy hunting is status-seeking behaviour that can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. The theory, supported by evidence and inference from evolutionary anthropology, shows a similar pattern in hunter-gatherers across the globe.
VictoriatoVimy.ca is an online resource officially unveiled on March 27 and featuring over 3,700 digitized selections from the university’s archival collections including letters, diaries, postcards, individual photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, war records, audio-oral histories and artifacts.