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CFI leadership grants strengthen Science research

Three UVic Science projects receiving a total of $663, 000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leadership Fund, announced today as part of a federal investment of more than $52 million in new infrastructure projects at universities across Canada. These grants allow a select number of researchers from around the country to carry out ground-breaking research in world-class facilities.

Interview with Art Olin

Art Olin, a University of Victoria adjunct professor, has over 40 years of experience working at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. For the past 10 years, he has been part of an international collaboration investigating the secrets of antimatter–an elusive substance that may hold the answers to unsolved problems in physics related to the formation of the universe. As part of the ALPHA Project, Olin has helped develop software and instrumentation used to create and detect the antimatter atoms.

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.

Film screening: "Drunktown's Finest"

Duration: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre - 1900 Block Fort Street.

Manuscripts on Mondays: Medievalist on a Roll

Duration: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, room A003

MARINE NIGHT: Humpback Comeback

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Room 159, Fraser Building

Résumé Day

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Safety in the workplace: In the classroom, on campus, and in the lab

Duration: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Building Academic Vocabulary

Duration: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library 151b

The global warming slowdown: “Faux pause” or not?

Duration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ELL 060