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One of Canada’s greenest employers

UVic has joined an elite group of Canadian employers committed to advancing sustainability: we're included in this year's list of Canada's 100 Greenest Employers.

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New PIT system shows great promise

Staff and physicians with UVic's Health Services Clinic have significantly reduced wait times to improve outcomes for at-risk students with acute mental health issues.

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O’Gorman and the chandelier. Photo: Suzanne Ahearne

Queenswood legacy lives on in salvaged objects

In preparation for building renovations at the Queenswood site, several hundred items have been salvaged for re-use.

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“Jamaicans for Justice” annual art auction exhibition

Incoming scholar from Jamaica

Graduate student Jeanique Tucker continues her research—as a new Crossing Borders Incoming Scholar at UVic—on institutional violence. Image: “Jamaicans for Justice” annual art auction exhibition.

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Registration now open for Connect U

Register for the Connect U all-staff conference, May 3-4. Build skills, learn about the university and network with colleagues. Free for all UVic employees.

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Natia Frank with PhD student Aiko Kurimoto with early stage prototype devices

UVic chemist patents energy-efficient computer chip

A UVic chemist has developed a breakthrough material that will make computers and smartphones faster, more durable and more energy efficient.

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Canada 150

A new UVic-produced video features student leaders talking about their hopes for Canada in the next 50 years and the contributions they aim to make to that vision.

Watch the video
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Unearthing an ancient village

A village site discovered on Triquet Island adds further support that people were able to travel along the Pacific coast by boat as early as 14,000 years ago.

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REACH Awards

April 25, 2017

This May, an inaugural event—the REACH Awards—will combine the Teaching Excellence Awards with the Craigdarroch Research Awards into a single event that celebrates the extraordinary teachers and researchers who lead the way in dynamic learning and make a vital impact at UVic, in the classroom and beyond.

Read more: REACH Awards

Students connect with Australian Aboriginal community on Indigenous exchange

April 13, 2017
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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.

Read more: Students connect with Australian Aboriginal community on Indigenous exchange

On shaky ground

April 7, 2017
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A University of Victoria geologist has led the discovery of an active fault line that runs a few kilometres from downtown Victoria, including the Esquimalt Lagoon area and just offshore from James Bay and Clover Point.

Read more: On shaky ground