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UVic grad student takes academic underwater

Mike Irvine successfully completed the first ever live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast master’s project defence (so far as we know)! From 20-feet under the surface of the Salish Sea, the UVic Faculty of Education graduate student presented his research about how underwater cameras and live-streaming technology will revolutionize ocean education.

How sustainable is your seafood?

A new study co-authored by UVic marine ethno-ecologist Dr. Natalie Ban says that sustainability compliance standards need to be fine-tuned to ensure that fisheries, especially those in developing countries, are delivering on their promises.

Grand opening of CARSA

Come see for yourself! UVic’s new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities has officially opened its doors and the public is invited to an Open House weekend celebration, May 2 and 3. Faculty, students and staff are invited May 1 to a sneak peek of the new centre on Friday afternoon.

Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

UVic launched a new project, in partnership with the Nanaimo Museum and the Cumberland Museum and Archives, to compile a publicly accessible database of Chinese Canadian artifacts held by local museums in BC for use by libraries and museums. The Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project is supported by a $85,000 provincial grant from the BC Ministry of International Trade, Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism.

Future-proofing BC against climate change: PICS

Five issues of critical importance to British Columbia—transportation, electrical grid integration, energy efficient buildings, forestry, and natural gas development—form the basis for five major projects from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) that will all be underway by May 1.

Hang out online in Shakespeare's London

Freshly launched this year, the Map of Early Modern London proves the relevance of a 450-year-old woodcut map in today’s world, bringing it to life in a highly interactive, research-saturated, Google-style format.

Research chair sheds light on Earth's surface

University of Victoria geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

Expert on alcohol policy changes

Dr. Tim Stockwell (Director, Centre for Addictions Research BC) is available to discuss the health and safety risks associated with upcoming changes (April 1) to BC liquor laws, which include increased availability and changes to the pricing of alcohol.