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C3 ship in the Arctic. Photo credit: Mike Sudoma, Students on Ice Foundation

Broadcast of Nunavut live dive a Canadian first

Two UVic alumni are headed for Cambridge Bay, Nunavut for a live dive in Arctic waters that will be broadcast simultaneously across the country as part of the Canada C3 expedition.

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Anthony Pluta with a young baseball player

Baseball brains

Anthony Pluta, a pro-ball-player-turned-grad-student, researched whether brainwaves could predict baseball performance.

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African classroom

Early childhood education in Africa

UNICEF estimates that 40 per cent of all children under six will live in Africa by 2050, yet research and literature on early educational development is still mainly from outside Africa. A UNESCO co-chair arrangement at UVic will help address this.

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Students composting a banana

Compost program expansion

New compost bins will be added to most indoor recycling stations in campus buildings. Please do your part by taking food scraps and other compostable items to the new green bins, and put only paper towels in the new washroom compost bins.

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Student working with stone age tools

Stone Age classroom

The "Living Technologies" anthropology field course exposes students to flintknapping, percussion techniques, stone pecking and grinding—all essential to making Stone Age tools and spears.

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Queenswood renovations move into seismic phase

The $7-million renovation project that will turn a former religious order residence into UVic’s new ocean and climate research campus has moved into the seismic upgrading phase.

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The Edge brand guidelines

The Edge brand guidelines will help us all tell a consistent and unified story about UVic and allow you to get the materials you need to support your unit's goals by accessing templates and working with University Communications + Marketing.

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Important campus notices

Solar eclipse event Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at 9:08 a.m., an amazing astronomical experience will occur over our horizon - a solar eclipse! As amazing as this experience will be, it is important to take necessary safety precautions as the sun can be dangerous to your eyes. Even during the eclipse when the sun is 90 per cent covered, the remaining part of the sun is still bright enough to damage your eyes.

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Nominate an honorary degree candidate

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized and honoured, someone who has achieved great things that reflect UVic's values? The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees and Other Forms of Recognition welcomes your suggestions of worthy candidates to receive an honorary degree from UVic. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 8.

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National Student Paper Competition for grad students

The Canada School of Public Service invites professors to spread the word about the fifth annual National Student Paper Competition, which seeks students’ ideas for improving the federal public service and positively influencing Canada’s future.

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Scheduled FAST outage

In order to perform necessary system maintenance, an outage of the FAST system is required on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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