Charlotte Loppie, a professor in UVic's School of Public Health and Social Policy and director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement—is one of three Canadian researchers who will be awarded a prestigious Gold Leaf Prize from CIHR at a May 16 ceremony in Ottawa.
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.
UVic ethnobotanist Nancy Turner, as part of her legacy and the 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship, is leading a four-day ethnoecology symposium at UVic (now full to capacity), which will also feature a keynote address on May 3 by renowned essayist John Ralston Saul.
Jackson McDermott and Tami Schiefelbein had no lack of support before leaving on their work exchange to Newcastle, Australia, last fall. The two Indigenous students received $6,000 from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program for young global leaders, had a team of co-op staff to assist with travel logistics, and attended cultural competency classes to prepare themselves for three-and-a-half months of working at the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle.
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.
UVic experts are available to media for comment on the federal government’s cannabis legislation, being tabled April 13.
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.
Graduate student Jeanique Tucker continues her research—as a new Crossing Borders Incoming Scholar at UVic—on institutional violence with a focus on police violence in Jamaica and South Africa through an examination of art, music and discourse.
UVic PhD candidate Alisha Gauvreau is one member of an archaeological team from UVic, the Hakai Institute and local First Nations that found an ancient village site on Triquet Island, reaffirming Heiltsuk First Nation oral history of an ice-free place during the last Ice Age.
A UVic chemist has developed a breakthrough material that will make computers and smartphones faster, more durable and more energy-efficient.