For the sixth year running, UVic has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Winners of the 2017 competition were announced on March 28. UVic, along with Island Health, are the only Victoria employers receiving the distinction.
Prof. Jamie Cassels has been reappointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Victoria, effective July 1, 2018. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors, following a unanimous recommendation from the Committee for the Appointment of the President.
The Board of Governors has approved a new policy on the prevention, education and response to sexualized violence for the University of Victoria, marking the next step toward the policy’s adoption and implementation in May.
The Board of Governors approved a $356-million balanced operating budget at its March meeting for the University of Victoria’s 2017-18 fiscal year.
As Canada marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge on April 9, a new virtual exhibit of historical material--Victoria to Vimy--is unveiled by Special Collections and University Archives with compelling stories from the home front including of Joseph Clearihue, UVic’s first Chancellor.
Radio is not dead, quite the contrary. UVic's very own radio station, CFUV (101.9 FM), is breathing life into campus and community members alike who hold passion for local music and alternative broadcasting. Producing original programming every day from 6 a.m. to midnight, CFUV is a station that provides an evolving platform to those whose voices otherwise may not be heard.
Victoria Hand Project (VHP) has been selected as a top-10 finalist in the Google Impact Challenge Canada, a nationwide competition providing funds to non-profits using technology to make Canada and the world a better place. This is the first time the grant has been awarded in Canada.
Drs. Cecilia Benoit (sociology), Jay Cullen (earth and ocean sciences) and Andrea Walsh (anthropology) have been named the 2017 recipients of the Provost's Engaged Scholar Award. The award celebrates tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to community through their integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and community engagement.
Data is part of any research process. And for PhD candidate Nicolas Graham, data can be transformed into a virtual map showing power and influence, in particular in the fossil fuel industry.
As a host university for the prestigious Panama Bilingue program, UVic is turning its commitment to fostering intercultural connection into action by welcoming visiting educators, shown here during a special cultural presentation.