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Julia Baum co-authors report on science funding in Canada

Analysis on the state of fundamental research funding — co-led by Julia Baum from the Department of Biology — was recently released. The report found that 40% of Canadian scientists changed the direction of their research program in the past 10 years — usually away from basic science. The story was picked up by the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Nature, and Science and mentioned in the National Observer.

Co-op graduate "gets his hands dirty" preserving BC's natural world

Although the biology student formally graduates this June, he began working full-time as a wildlife biologist with LGL Limited Environmental Research Associates in Sidney just two days after his final exam in May. “It’s been a bit of a blur,” he says. “I’ve had to pinch myself that I’m already working.”

UVic chemist partners with tech firm to clean up industrial wastewater

The discharge of ammonia from industrial wastewater is an increasing concern for regulatory authorities because of the threat it poses to aquatic ecosystems. Now, a University of Victoria chemist and a Vancouver-based technology firm are teaming up to find a solution using innovative nanomaterial technologies.

Indigenous culture and passion for science connect through co-op work term

Microbiology co-op student Levana Mastrangelo is doing her part to make a difference in local Indigenous communities. She recently completed a co-operative education (co-op) work term with the Aboriginal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Outreach Program, where she became a liaison between UVic’s Science Venture and Indigenous youth on Vancouver Island.

TRIUMF studies antihydrogen in breakthrough research

Announced today, the ALPHA collaboration at TRIUMF completed the first spectroscopic measurement of an atom of antimatter using lasers. ALPHA is an international team of researchers, including the ALPHA-Canada group, which studies antihydrogen, the antimatter partner to hydrogen. TRIUMF / UVic emeritus scientist Art Olin led sophisticated analysis that gave direct evidence for the results reported in the paper.

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B.C. Day

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The second coming

Duration: 7:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Mock interview clinic (co-op students)

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Co-op and Career Fair

Duration: October 3 & 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building

Victoria Symphony's PARKER PLAYS CHOPIN

Duration: 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium