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In the Arctic, community collaborators like Amanda Dumond, Manager of the Hunters and Trappers Organization in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, contribute local expertise and Inuit knowledge to guide sea ice research led by Maia Hoeberechts of UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada.

Home to Canada’s leading ocean and climate research

UVic finds strength in research partnerships in all three of Canada's oceans. In the Arctic, community collaborators like Amanda Dumond, Manager of the Hunters and Trappers Organization in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, contribute local expertise and Inuit knowledge to guide sea ice research led by Maia Hoeberechts of UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada.

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From Syria to UVic

The dramatic story of a Syrian guitar quartet now at UVic on a fellowship funded by the US-based Artist Protection Fund offers an international message of hope about the power of music.

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Day of Remembrance and Action: a student perspective

A student shares her experiences from UVic's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women event.

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Four UVic grads at Rocket Lab

Rocket men

Four UVic engineering grads landed dream jobs, working on designing and launching small rockets out of Rocket Lab’s New Zealand office.

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Alicia Kaiser looking at a Digicaster display at UVic

Day in the Life

As UVic's digital signage coordinator, Alicia Kaiser curates content for digital displays, reviewing and scheduling slides submitted by campus users—more than a thousand annually.

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Whale bones tell visceral tale of orca history

Students in Jason Colby's "From oil to icons: the history of people and whales" class recently got hands-on with some whale bones at the Royal BC Museum.

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Second Giller Prize win for UVic alumna Esi Edugyan

This year, internationally acclaimed writing alumna Esi Edugyan won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel, Washington Black. She's one of only three authors to win the Giller Prize twice.

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Olav Krigolson at the HI-SEAS habitat in Hawaii

Head space

UVic researcher Olav Krigolson is helping NASA study the mental stress of a long space mission to Mars.

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Important campus notices

Howard Petch

In memoriam: Howard Petch

It is with great sadness that the university community marks the passing of Dr. Howard Petch on Nov. 26 at the age of 93. Petch was the university's fourth President and is well-remembered for his 15 years in office guiding the campus through an era of immense change, and prioritizing programs and values that have become the defining characteristics of UVic today. The university flag will be lowered and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16.

Read more: In memoriam: Howard Petch


Campus holiday closure

December 14, 2018 - Notice

The UVic campus will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1. The campus officially re-opens on Jan. 2, 2019. Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 7. Student grades will not be posted during the closure, and most offices will be closed.

Read more: Campus holiday closure

Research Reels video contest

December 6, 2018 - Notice

This March is the third annual juried Research Reels video contest. Submit a short video (30 seconds to 3 minutes) of research happening on campus. If selected as a finalist, you'll have your piece screened at Cinecenta in front of an audience at Ideafest on March 5, 2019. Top prize for is $1,250. Total prize payout $4,000.

Read more: Research Reels video contest

Thank you for adding sprinkles

November 29, 2018 - Notice

The results are in: Giving Tuesday 2018 at UVic was the best one yet. On Nov. 27, in just 24 hours, more than 1,100 faculty, staff, students, donors and alumni came together to give more than $30,000 (and counting) in support of student clubs and activities on campus. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Read more: Thank you for adding sprinkles

Planned outage of campus internet and web services on Dec. 23

November 29, 2018 - Notice

To facilitate required maintenance, all campus internet access will interrupted for two 10-minute periods within a six hour window on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. All online services hosted at UVic will be inaccessible from off campus for these two 10-minute periods during this window, including email, CoureSpaces, My page and all UVic websites.

Read more: Planned outage of campus internet and web services on Dec. 23

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