The power of proteins

As Proteomics Centre director, Christoph Borchers heads research that can be applied to everything from developing more insect-resistant forests to identifying environmental problems, such as oil leaks, before they cause massive damage. Borchers' work was highlighted this month in UVic's KnowlEDGE feature in the Times Colonist. 

Canada funds significant contribution to the Thirty Meter Telescope

The federal government recently approved Canada's $243M contribution to become a full partner in the international Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project to built on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. UVic astronomers, and in particular several adjunct faculty based at NRC Herzberg in Saanich, are deeply involved in many technical aspects of this endeavour.