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UVic names spring honorary degree recipients

April 12, 2017 - Media release
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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.

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Why do men trophy hunt?

March 29, 2017 - Media tip
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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.

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