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A decade of support for undergrad research

February 14, 2019 - Ring

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) have supported 1,013 undergraduates in every discipline on research topics ranging from mindful meditation’s effect on stress, attention and exam performance to the biological impacts of a transition to solar energy. The annual JCURA spotlight is now a centrepiece of Ideafest as well.

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2018 Co-op Students of the Year

February 14, 2019 - Ring

From supporting Syrian refugees’ arrival to Victoria, to curating interactive exhibits and identifying opportunities in the labour market, this year’s UVic Co-op Students of the Year are positive change makers. Each student was recognized by their co-operative education programs for their meaningful and outstanding contribution to multiple areas of their life including class, the workplace and the greater community. 

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Made-in-BC blueprint for overdose prevention

February 14, 2019 - Ring

When the BC government began opening overdose prevention sites (OPS) across the province two years ago, it was an unprecedented response to the overdose crisis. Unlike supervised consumption sites (SCS), which were subject to lengthy (and often onerous) approval processes, OPS were rolled out quickly and led by community members on the front lines of the public-health emergency.

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Day in the Life: Eddie Mukahanana

February 14, 2019 - Ring

Eddie Mukahanana has been graced with the likes of a Zimbabwe national team uniform and a professional football career in Russia. A quick Google search for his name takes you to a Wikipedia page that makes you wonder what it’s been like to go from being an international student on a sports scholarship to his current position as an Admissions Officer at UVic.

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