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Grants support UVic research observatories

Two UVic projects with the potential to change how the world interprets the forces of nature have taken a major step toward being realized, thanks to Canada Foundation for Innovation's $6.3 million in grants.

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Graduate student Dao Xiang measures the electric response of metasurfaces through the natural oscillations of nanoparticles

Seeing gold in global search for faster computer

Somewhere between gold and glass lies a new material that could end a decade of stagnant computer speeds, suggests a UVic engineer whose research is adding to that vision.

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A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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In search of supermassive black hole pairs

A UVic astronomer has discovered a method of finding the elusive pairing of supermassive black holes that mark merging galaxies, a discovery that may provide clues to the future of Earth's own galaxy.

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UVic bioengineer Mohsen Akbari demonstrating the bandage

High-tech bandage uses app to identify infection

UVic bioengineer Mohsen Akbari and his research partners are developing a "smart bandage" that detects and treats infection using a smartphone app.

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Donor Neil Manning, second from left, talks with UVic President Jamie Cassels, Island Health board chair Leah Hollins and Victoria Hospitals Foundation President Melanie Mahlman after Thursday’s announcement of the Cognitive Health Initiative.

$2.5 million gift funds dementia research initiative

A multi-million-dollar gift from a Victoria couple has launched a long-term initiative to close the gap between what researchers know about dementia and when that knowledge is brought into practice.

Gift funds dementia research
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UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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