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UVic's United Way Campaign 2015

This year's United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 1. Be part of the first-ever "Living United Way" and learn how your gift can make a difference.

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Grow old along with me...

Detecting the earliest signs of dementia is the first step in finding ways to slow it down.

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UVSS aims to get students voting

The UVic Votes campaign aims to get more students voting in the upcoming federal election. Elections Canada will open a satellite office in the SUB from Oct. 5-8, and UVSS members will be fanning out across campus to walk students through the voting process.

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Centre director Afzal Suleman

New study warns of double whammy of weather along BC coast

A new study co-authored by UVic's Ian Walker points to possibilities of severe flooding and erosion with El Nino and La Nina weather systems. (Photo: Walker on Calvert Island. Credit: D. Shugar, 2014, Hakai Institute)

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New facility enhances health care learning

A new hands-on teaching and training facility inside Royal Jubilee Hospital will help nurses, doctors, midwives and other health care learners gain crucial clinical skills treating simulated "humans"—lifelike, programmable mannequins that breathe, talk, cough and respond to bedside care.

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Nancy Turner

UVic ethnobotanist earns national fellowship

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner is the fourth UVic professor to be honoured with this prestigious national fellowship. As a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, she is recognized for her research on the crucial role plants play in Indigenous cultures and languages.

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Galiano Island field school breathes new life into learning

This summer, 15 students and environmental studies professor Dr. Eric Higgs embarked on a unique learning adventure on Galiano Island—working on group projects off the grid, with no internet, and with the island’s outdoor environment as their principal classroom.

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Lynda and Murray Farmer

UVic unveils the Walk of Excellence

On Aug. 26, UVic officially opened the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence in CARSA. The new showcase walkway celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of the Vikes and honours the legacy of former UVic Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife, Lynda.

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Watch Thunder prepare his earthquake kit and help students during a quake. On Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. prepare to drop, cover and hold on for the Great BC ShakeOut!

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Awesome video showing off Vancouver Island & created by UVic students!

In Flux - Vancouver Island
In Flux is the title for a new series of travel/adventure videos I'll be putting together for the foreseeable future. This trip was entirely self-funded by m...
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Great tips from one of our student bloggers!

10 ways to kickstart your green career
In first year I took Environmental Studies 200 and loved it. From then on, I wanted to pursue a career in the environment. Throughout my degree I sought out resources, volunteered on and off campus...
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