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Comic Potential at the Phoenix

February 6, 2020 - Ring

Considered one of the funniest and most inventive plays by Britain’s grandmaster of comedy, this romantic sci-fi satire is set in the foreseeable future, when actors are replaced with convincingly lifelike robots known as “actoids.” This wickedly funny satire from 1998 reads like a cautionary tale on the rise of artificial intelligence. Runs until Feb. 22.

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Sustainability action plans steer university toward sustainable future

February 4, 2020 - Ring

The university’s Sustainability Action Plan guides efforts across campus to achieve greater sustainability in operations. The close-out report on the 2014-2019 plan, now available, shows that UVic has reduced operational greenhouse gas emissions 25 per cent below 2010 levels, while natural gas consumption intensity has decreased by 22 per cent. A new plan sets sustainability goals and actions until the end of 2021, when a broader Climate and Sustainability Action Plan is expected to be available.

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Wildfire and Carbon: Increasing the resilience of BC’s forests to climate change

January 27, 2020 - Media release

Researchers from Canada and the US want to de-escalate the devastating forest wildfires that are increasingly occurring due to climate change, while strengthening development of a forest-based bioeconomy, and boosting carbon uptake. These goals are part of a $1 milion, four-year PICS Theme Partnership project.

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Brain burnout

January 24, 2020 - News

Olav Krigolson has developed a unique mobile electroencephalography (EEG) system to investigate what’s happening in our brains when we’re tired, stressed, oxygen-deprived, struggling with dementia, concussed—or on Mars.

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New Vikes initiatives aimed at supporting high-performance athletes

January 23, 2020 - Ring

UVic is unveiling several initiatives that build on the Vikes' rich athletic tradition and its ongoing and deep commitment to providing a supportive high-performance environment for student athletes. The changes and additions aim to affirm, educate and support a culture of excellence for UVic athletics and provide improved resources for students and coaches.

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