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Repatriation of residential school art extends across Canada

January 15, 2019 - Ring

In an ongoing effort toward reconciliation, Andrea Walsh has been on a decade-long journey to repatriate residential school art work. “The repatriation work began with the Alberni IRS,” says Walsh, “and our collaborative work to build research partnerships has extended across the country to smaller northern institutions in Manitoba and Ontario.”

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A letter from Stephen Hawking

January 11, 2019 - Ring

When UVic Professor Emeritus Werner Israel donated several early first-edition Cambridge volumes to UVic Libraries about black holes, quantum physics and relativity, a personal letter from notable physicist Stephen Hawking, recommending Israel for election to the esteemed Royal Society, came along for the ride as well.

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Artificial reefs: junk or habitat?

December 28, 2018 - News

Over the last 27 years, eight ships and one airplane have been intentionally sunk off the BC coast for the enjoyment of recreational divers—and to enhance habitat for local marine life. Yet artificial reefs remain controversial. Desiree Bulger, a master’s student in UVic's School of Environmental Studies, set out to find some answers.

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Our international stories of 2018

December 13, 2018 - News

Whether it's welcoming visitors and students to campus, creating learning and teaching opportunities overseas or making connections with partners and others around the globe, UVic is connected to the world. And in 2018, there were dozens of stories with compelling messages about globalization including the remarkable news of the Orontes Guitar Quartet from Syria—here now for a year at UVic.

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