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Ancient earth in a drop of rain

How much history can be found in one raindrop? According to UVic alumnus Lucas Kavanagh, raindrop imprints—the craters created when raindrops impact earth—can teach us a lot about ancient earth, evolution, and could even inform future space exploration.

Nassif Ghoussoub receives honorary degree

Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub receives the honorary degree of DSc at UVic's convocation ceremonies this June. Ghoussoub is a world-leading mathematician who has played a critical role in building Canadian networks for the support of education and research in mathematical sciences.

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. 

A deeper understanding of the universe

CERN Director General Dr. Rolf Heuer to give inaugural Alan Astbury Public Lecture on April 27.

Student's community engagement recognized with national award

Third-year Biology/Environmental Studies student Navarana Smith has been named as one of 10 Canadian undergraduates to win a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship, celebrating outstanding student leadership.

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.

MPA fails to protect sharks and rays on Cocos Island

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.