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Space age: rising star

November 15, 2018 - News

Indra Heed Hornsby (LLB '97), has been on a clear trajectory to space from the time she was a toddler growing up in Kamloops, BC. After completing an undergraduate degree with a focus on aerospace policy, Hornsby came to UVic's Faculty of Law to develop a skill she could bring to the space sector.

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Boundless complexity

November 15, 2018 - News

Astronomy professor Sara Ellison, who plays violin in her free time, says studying the night sky is like learning to appreciate the intricacies of music. When Sara Ellison looks up at the stars, she does so with the hallmark precision of a scientist…

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Rocket men

November 15, 2018 - News

Four UVic engineering grads landed dream jobs for Rocket Lab, working out of their office in Auckland, New Zealand. The company has found its niche through the design, manufacture and launch of smaller rockets to deliver ever-smaller satellites to low Earth orbit—rather than ferrying big payloads.

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Star power

November 15, 2018 - News

Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, UVic alumnus Charles Ross’s 75-minute "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" has been performed for over a million people worldwide, including extended runs off-Broadway, in London’s West End and at the Sydney Opera House, as well as appearances on the likes of "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and the popular "How Stuff Works" podcast.

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Head space

November 15, 2018 - News

UVic researcher Olav Krigolson is helping NASA study the mental stress of a long space mission to Mars. He'll use portable electroencephalography (EEG) systems in the form of MUSE headbands and PEER research software to monitor the brain activity of crew members.

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Driven by curiosity

November 15, 2018 - News

Cambria Logan (BEng ’08) might have never been to space, but her years of hard work helped send the Curiosity Rover on a successful mission to Mars. She led the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that was responsible for testing the sampling tools on the end of Curiosity's robotic arm, which landed on Mars in 2012.

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