News & events

DMSC professor publishes op-ed about the importance of fundamental science

Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne, Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences, talks about fundamental science, “the curiosity-driven form of science that virtually every major scientific breakthrough is built on,” and how, each year, it’s “losing ground . . . to research driven by funders’ priorities rather than researchers’ curiosity.”

Gairdner Foundation to host October Event

The Gairdner Foundation National Program is hosting a event on Monday, October 23, 3:30pm to 6:00pm. This event requires RSVP to attend. The event will take place at the University of British Columbia, but will be shared via video-conference at UVic in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 160.

DMSC professor receives funding for postpartum mental health research

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Psychiatry and an affiliate with UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences, has received funding from Island Health to continue her research on first-time mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Laura Arbour receives funding to study potentially fatal genetic condition in Northern BC First Nations communities

Dr. Laura Arbour, a UBC Professor of Medical Genetics and an Affiliate Professor in UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences, was recently awarded two operating grants by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). The grants will support Dr. Arbour’s Community Genetics Research Program, which studies how a rare genetic condition, called Long QT Syndrome, disproportionally affects First Nations populations in Northern BC.

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother gains international recognition for her work on reproductive mental health

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Psychiatry and an affiliate with UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences, has received international attention for her work on anxiety disorders that affect pregnant and post-partum women.

Seeking CIHR Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

The University of Victoria has allocated a new CIHR Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the area of Neurosciences. The Division of Medical Sciences is seeking an internal candidate in the area of “Translational Neuroscience-from bench to bedside”. Only full time faculty in the Division of Medical Sciences will be considered.

Meet Your Department - Geography

Duration: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: DTB B215

From Pipelines to Dams: Energy Production and BC's Water

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sedgewick C179

Treasures & Tea: Red Ruling in Early Printed Books

Duration: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, room A003

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book Launch and Living Lab Celebration

Duration: 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: First Peoples House

Surviving in the Intersections: A Sexualized Violence Prevention Event

Duration: Info Fair - 5:30 p.m, Event from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Farquhar Auditorium University Centre

8th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

Duration: 7:00 p.m. to 11:15 p,m, (two showings per evening)
Location: Cinecenta

Visiting Artist Lecture: Amie Siegel (Orion Visitor in Fine Arts)

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: VIA A150