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Three UVic researchers win prestigious award

Understanding the ocean’s critical role in climate change, improving aircraft design, and finding new ways to deal with vast amounts of medical imaging data—these are the pressing societal challenges being tackled by the University of Victoria’s three newest Canada Research Chairs.

Space Venture camps cleared for lift-off

Science Venture, UVic’s non-profit science outreach program, is launching a new summer satellite camp location and new programs at the Centre of the Universe on Observatory Hill in Saanich.

BC coast about to become the "smartest" on the planet

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC.

Core UVic Systems services are safe from Heartbleed exploit

The UVic Information Security team is working with all systems areas to identify any services that may be at risk from the Heartbleed exploit–and to apply patches, as appropriate. At this time, core UVic web-based services including email, webmail, Banner and Moodle have been confirmed to be NOT impacted by the exploit.

Is it time to re-think how we manage federalism?

The Canada Health Accord between the federal and provincial governments expired last month. What is next? Pensions, education, income support, employment services, and social services are at risk when Ottawa pulls away from the provinces.

UVic and City Hall partner on solar energy mapping

The City of Victoria and the University of Victoria are teaming up to develop a solar energy map, to help indicate how much solar energy could be captured from rooftops in Victoria.

2014 3M National Student fellow

Tye Landels, a third-year honours student in the University of Victoria’s Department of English, has been awarded one of 10 highly competitive 3M National Student Fellowships in recognition of his outstanding leadership and motivational approach to the academic experience.

UVic Masterminds series returns

Retired professors return to the University of Victoria throughout the month of April to offer insight on topics ranging from Islam, to the use of math in slowing the spread of infectious diseases and more.