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Glider being deployed into the ocean

Grants support UVic research observatories

Two UVic projects with the potential to change how the world interprets the forces of nature have taken a major step toward being realized, thanks to Canada Foundation for Innovation's $6.3 million in grants.

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Graduate student Dao Xiang measures the electric response of metasurfaces through the natural oscillations of nanoparticles

Seeing gold in global search for faster computer

Somewhere between gold and glass lies a new material that could end a decade of stagnant computer speeds, suggests a UVic engineer whose research is adding to that vision.

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UVic bioengineer Mohsen Akbari demonstrating the bandage

High-tech bandage uses app to identify infection

UVic bioengineer Mohsen Akbari and his research partners are developing a "smart bandage" that detects and treats infection using a smartphone app.

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Donor Neil Manning, second from left, talks with UVic President Jamie Cassels, Island Health board chair Leah Hollins and Victoria Hospitals Foundation President Melanie Mahlman after Thursday’s announcement of the Cognitive Health Initiative.

$2.5 million gift funds dementia research initiative

A multi-million-dollar gift from a Victoria couple has launched a long-term initiative to close the gap between what researchers know about dementia and when that knowledge is brought into practice.

Gift funds dementia research
Nathalie Ban

Healthy ocean = Healthy communities

Engaging BC's coastal communities in marine conservation is the path to a sustainable future.

Healthy ocean
Students walking their bikes across campus

Have your say on the Campus Cycling Plan

Whether you cycle, walk or drive to campus, help shape UVic's first Campus Cycling Plan. Complete an online survey to share what you think are the priorities, issues and opportunities for cycling on campus.

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Sayers on the UVic campus

Day in the Life: Alana Sayers

Fierce, smart and motivated, the Department of English's first Indigenous support officer and TA in English literature isn’t afraid to create space for herself and other Indigenous students.

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Image of Asia from space

Visit to Asia, one year into international plan

One year after the launch of UVic's International Plan, a delegation led by President Jamie Cassels departs Oct. 10 for Vietnam and China for an official visit that will deepen our connections in Asia.

Visit to Asia

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Important campus notices

Strategic planning process update

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Thoughtexchange consultation on UVic’s future strategic direction. By the time the online exchange closed on Oct. 8, more than 1,600 faculty, staff, students, alumni and other community members shared more than 3,300 thoughts and assigned almost 38,000 stars.

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Donate your books for United Way

The popular book sale fundraiser supporting UVic’s United Way campaign is now an ongoing event. Look for the sale table in the foyer of the UVic Bookstore all year round.

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Call for Plasmacar teams for United Way

We’re looking for new teams of four for this year’s PlasmaCar Race, a popular annual event for the UVic United Way campaign. Raise money for a great cause with your colleagues, and get ready to face off against other units for the coveted Hubcap Trophy.

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UVic rises to second place in Maclean's rankings

UVic has risen to second place in the comprehensive category for Maclean’s Canadian University Rankings. Among various categories and distinctions, UVic topped all comprehensive universities in medical and science grants; ranked second in scholarships, bursaries and student awards; and ranked third in faculty awards, citations and total research dollars.

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