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Walrus Talks Quality of Life

UVic’s health care research was featured in The Walrus Talks Quality of Life, part of the national speaker series produced by the publishers of The Walrus magazine.

UVic awarded $12.5 million in research funding

University of Victoria researchers working in areas of critical importance to the Canadian clean energy sector in smart technology and in big data science are among projects awarded federal funding this week.

UVic researchers partner on cancer treatment

UVic’s Martin Boulanger and Brad Nelson, a researcher with UVic and the BC Cancer Agency, are partnering with Vancouver-based biotech company Zymeworks Inc. on a cell engineering strategy that could take immunotherapy—the latest and most promising form of cancer treatment—to the next level.

Students gain cross-cultural skills for workplace

Understanding how to communicate effectively with coworkers from culturally diverse backgrounds is a career-building strength in today’s global workplace—one that University of Victoria students are learning in an award-winning international co-operative education (co-op) program.

Experts on Brexit

University of Victoria experts are available to media for comment on the European Union referendum scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 23 in Britain.

UVic launches Indigenous water stewardship project

A new UVic project looking at the critical issue of BC’s water laws will have a vital impact on water stewardship in BC for decades to come. The project is the first to examine both Indigenous and colonial water stewardship, and will focus on three regions of the province where water use is at issue—the Similkameen Valley, the Cowichan Valley of eastern Vancouver Island, and the Nemiah Valley in the Chilcotin.

El Nino devastates coral reefs in Pacific Ocean

A team of marine scientists from the University of Victoria and the Georgia Institute of Technology, including UVic biologist Julia Baum, spent nearly a month scuba diving on coral reefs in the middle of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, where they discovered the reefs have been devastated by El Niño.