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Meigs in her studio. Photo: Nik West.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and UVic professor Sandra Meigs, known for her expressive and eclectic artworks, was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts.

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UVic President Jamie Cassels running with students

Run or walk with UVic President Jamie Cassels

The President's Fun Run on March 27 is an opportunity to get outside, eat free food, and win prizes! All fitness levels welcome.

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Sean Adams in his workshop, looking at glass

Day in the Life: Sean Adams

Adams is a scientific glass blower in the Faculty of Science. He creates highly specialized glassworks for use in scientific experiments—the sorts of one-off things you'd never be able get from a commercial or industrial glass producer.

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Celebrating exceptional staff

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 President's Distinguished Service Awards: Arthur Makosinski, Russell Robb (above, left), Marilyn Cossaro (above, mid) Lawrence Lu (above, right) and UVic's Climate Insights 101 team.

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The UVic Edge

Dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment are the foundation of UVic's new positioning. Learn more at

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CARSA is nearly complete

CARSA will open this spring. What's in it for you? Check out our new CARSA video for a look inside the centre, with construction nearly complete. More information on CARSA is available at

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Current faculty and staff



Invitation to Tea with the Provost

President Cassels invites you to join him in welcoming Valerie Kuehne into her new role as Vice-President Academic and Provost over tea and refreshments on Friday, March 27 at 3 p.m. at the MacLaurin Building, David Lam Auditorium Foyer.


Music, glaciers, zombies and linguistics: Masterminds lectures return

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria—running Wednesdays, April 8 through 29—eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

Coaching legends to get honorary degrees

Ken and Kathy Shields, who coached Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams to a combined 15 national championships, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Victoria at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

BC leaders on what needs to be done for Paris climate talks success

Media are invited to meet with BC Environment Minister Mary Polak, Vancouver City Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Ambassador of France to Canada, Nicolas Chapuis, ahead of their appearance at a public discussion in Vancouver this Thursday (March 26) on how to best support the crucial United Nations climate talks in Paris later this year.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and painter Sandra Meigs—known for her expressive, eclectic art primarily in the mediums of acrylic and oil and featuring large-scale works—was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

New research holds hope for lemurs

The ring-tailed lemur, an endangered mammal at the mercy of the illegal pet trade, can be bought on the beaches of Madagascar for five dollars. Illegal sale is a problem but new findings by anthropology PhD candidate Tara Clarke proves there is hope for this threatened species.

Metis resource provides culturally relevant physical activities for children

The Métis invention of the Red River cart that brought the first wheeled transportation to the Canadian Prairies is the centerpiece of an educational resource developed by the University of Victoria to provide young Métis children with culturally relevant physical activities.

UVic child and youth care professor wins prestigious national award

Teaching professor Jin-Sun Yoon in the University of Victoria’s School of Child and Youth Care has been recognized for her exceptional teaching and educational leadership with the 2015 3M National Teaching Fellowship.