The Faculty of Science is proud to release the 2014-15 Dean's List. The list recognizes the top 10% of current undergraduate students by year based on sessional GPA and of graduating students based on their graduating GPA.
Recent PhD grad Michelle Parker has been awarded the 2015 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Engineering, Medical Science, and Natural Science category by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS).
New research led by UVic biologists, shows that marine fish species that are at risk of extinction are not being protected under either Canadaʼs Species at Risk Act (SARA) or its Fisheries Act, and that this is leading to further speciesʼ decline.
Some 250-million-years ago, our planet was a very different place indeed, with the continents we know today clustered together in one large supercontinent known as Pangea. But what processes were involved in the construction of Earth’s most recent and renowned supercontinent? A new study led by recent PhD grad, Jessica Shaw, raises some questions about the geological processes involved and challenges a major tenant of modern plate tectonic theory.
If you found yourself sitting across the bar from one of the world’s leading astronomers, what would you ask? According to UofT Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dr. Roberto Abraham, imbibing astronomers are asked the following top five questions: 1. Since the Big Bang created the Universe, what was happening before the Big Bang? 2. If the Universe is expanding, what is it expanding into? 3. If the Universe is expanding, then am I getting bigger? 4. Where did the Big Bang occur? 5. How do I know you're not totally full of "crap" when answering these questions? Abraham promises he can give a pretty good answer to 3.5 of these 5 questions - to find out which, come to Café Scientifique at Herman’s Jazz Club this October.
A new study published in the journal Science, co-authored by UVic biologist Tom Reimchen, reveals new insight behind widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains.
It may not seem like topologists and statisticians have a lot in common, but a conference at UVic this August is pairing the two distinct mathematical fields.
UVic research reveals new geological ages and clues about how Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait, and offshore Vancouver Island were formed.
The Faculty of Science is pleased to welcome Professor Kathryn Gillis as Acting Dean. Dr. Gillis assumes the role while Dean Rob Lipson is on administrative leave from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
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.
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.
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.