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Gardens and Garry Oaks: a coastal field school on Tl'ches

August 9, 2018 - Ring

More than 60 years ago, the last Coast Salish residents of Tl'ches—the Chatham and Discovery islands off the eastern coast of Oak Bay—left to live on the Songhees Reserve in Esquimalt. But this summer, Lekwungen Coast Salish Elder Sellemah/Joan Morris, who grew up on Tl'ches, helped UVic and Songhees students in a UVic field school see the islands through their eyes—superimposing past and present.

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Perfecting a powerful polymer

August 3, 2018 - Ring

UVic team’s breakthrough makes a highly durable industrial plastic accessible for wider use in automobiles and other applications. Jeremy Wulff’s team has synthesized a plastic that could replace metal to make vehicles lighter and more fuel efficient.

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