Forensic anthropology course conducts in-death investigations. All jokes about popular TV shows like Sherlock and CSI aside, real-world forensic anthropologists who assist in identifying and locating of missing persons share a desire for problem solving, critical thinking and a deep curiosity. Stephanie Calce’s forensic anthropology class exposes students to the huge field of forensic science through hands-on projects. Spoiler alert: the students live.
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Preparedness, notification and quick responses by campus community members pay off in arrest of suspect. Personal safety on UVic’s campus is a shared responsibility—a point demonstrated by events in 2016. Looking out for each other should be an everyday occurrence. And on top of preparedness and prevention, there are times when quick thinking and rapid responses also play a key role in keeping the campus safe.
Chaw-win-is is the recently appointed Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator within the Faculty of Education. “This position and others initiatives like it across Canada,” says Chaw-win-is, “are a result of the on-going efforts of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous allies all across Canada who have been generating awareness about colonization within the education system.”
Since 2007, the UVic Provost’s Diversity Research Forum has been creating a space for critical conversations about diversity and social justice topics and community-engaged university scholarship. Online registration is now open for the tenth annual forum January 26 and 27.
2016 at UVic was another great year of memorable moments and compelling news about people, projects, ideas, creativity and research. A world-first discovery about Stone Age tools, vital hints for the future of coral reefs in warming oceans and a dwarf planet that transfixed media across our globe are just some of the many captivating UVic stories over the past 12 months.
At Legacy Art Galleries, Academic and Community Programmer Gillian Booth works on development and facilitation of programs related to gallery exhibitions and the UVic art collection and she also helps grow and enhance links with community. She's "always been a maker and a writer" — with an eye on art.
Adult learners are a "missing generation" in Indigenous language revitalization. The majority of fluent speakers are 70 years of age or older and although young children in immersion are speaking their languages in increasing numbers, many Indigenous adults aged 18 to 60 do not. Onowa McIvor (Indigenous education) and Peter Jacobs (linguistics) just wrapped up the first study of the Mentor-Apprentice Program for Indigenous adult language learners in BC.
Renovations in McKinnon are now almost complete and the building is now the teaching and research hub for the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education.
Linguist Alexandra D’Arcy plans to address one of the most perplexing challenges in linguistics in a new study exploring how kids talk. She is looking for 30 more candidates for the Kids Talk project, focusing on the same cohort of children first as preschoolers, then in the playground.
UVic is entering into an agreement with Ricoh Canada to provide new multifunction (copy / print / scan / fax) devices, printers and fleet management services to campus. Ricoh will begin site visits in January to assess how document handling—by photocopy, printing and scanning—works in different campus offices. Information from the initial phase of the project will guide equipment replacement as well as future enhancements to UVic’s print and document management infrastructure.