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Yang Shi

Rankings confirm far-reaching impact of UVic research

UVic ranks high in global impact thanks to the talent and drive of researchers such as highly cited engineer Yang Shi.

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Bike to work or school May 25-31

Bike to Work Week is May 25-31. UVic team members who cycle to campus will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win prizes.

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CanAssist software developer Nathanael Kuipers and an assistive technology known as the wandering deterrent system

UVic's CanAssist helps people stay independent longer

People with dementia are among the recent beneficiaries of CanAssist inventiveness.

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Improving access to dental care for those with low or no incomes

For his work leading to the creation of Cool Aid’s community dental clinic, social work professor Bruce Wallace is the recent recipient of a BC Dental Association award of merit.

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Committed to improving our lives

Computer scientist Yvonne Coady, who is one of five recipients of a 2015 Craigdarroch Research Award, is helping to transform how we tap into the power of the Internet. 

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Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities is open for operation following a busy weekend of public open house celebrations and CARSA's grand opening on May 1.

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The silent epidemic

UVic research suggests different approaches are needed for suicide prevention in the schools.

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Map of Early Modern London brings Shakespeare’s world to life

Freshly launched this year, the Map of Early Modern London proves the relevance of a 450-year-old woodcut map in today's world. (Image credit: Agas map used by MoEML, courtesy of London Metropolitan Archives)

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Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens

UVic's state-of-the-art athletics and recreation facility and new home for CanAssist opened its doors May 1 as a centre for active and healthy living, and to support student athletes to train and compete at the highest levels. Learn more at

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