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A balancing act of water stewardship

Our unusually dry spring and summer is highlighting the need for careful water management at UVic, for both water conservation and wise usage.

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Dylan Collins, 2014 Rhodes Scholar

2015 Rhodes Scholarship information

Detailed information regarding the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship is now available - the application deadline is Friday August 21. Dylan Collins was BC's winner of the world’s oldest and most prestigious student scholarship for 2014. He graduated from UVic in June 2014 with an honours BSc in biochemistry.

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Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities is open for operation following a busy weekend of public open house celebrations and CARSA's grand opening on May 1.

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Irvine emerging from the water in SCUBA gear

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

On April 20, Master of Education grad student Mike Irvine was the first person to conduct a live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast master's project defence (so far as we know)!

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Smith in Uganda

UVic student receives national award

Navarana Smith (biology and environmental studies) has been named as one of 10 Canadian undergraduates to win a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship. Photo: Smith during a field course in Uganda.

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Student mental health at UVic

The University of Victoria offers numerous resources, supports and opportunities to promote student mental health on campus. Learn more about the various supports and services that are available to UVic students.

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UVic student reclaims banned Saanich fishery

Almost a decade ago, XEMŦOLTW̱ Nick Claxton told his family he wanted to revitalize the reef net fishery, a fishing practice unique to the Straits Salish people and banned by the colonial government 100 years ago. This became his PhD dissertation in curriculum and instruction at UVic—a research study to revitalize this practice that was nearly lost.

UVic to host powerful research computing facility

Thanks to new funding by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the University of Victoria has been chosen as one of four hubs across Canada for what is known as advanced research computing—the hardware and software systems that enable researchers to store, analyze and mine massive pools of big data.

Ocean Networks Canada teams up with BC Ferries to monitor Canada's busiest waterway

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) recently expanded its world-class ocean observatories to include data collected from three BC Ferries.

UVic and TELUS introduce customized MBA

The University of Victoria and TELUS have announced an MBA degree customized for the telecommunications company. The two-year degree, with specializations in leadership and strategy, will be offered starting in October 2015.

Island Health funding fuels UVic research

Improving dementia care, stroke recovery and cancer support services are among the goals of eight newly funded projects involving University of Victoria health researchers. Each of the projects is receiving $15,000 from Island Health through its new Collaborative Research Grant Competition, which aims to strengthen ties between the health agency and its academic partners.  

UVic aerospace centre flies high with funding boost

The University of Victoria’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) has received new funding from Western Economic Diversification, which will give the centre the capacity to continue the development, commercialization and certification of next-generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). CfAR UAVs are currently undergoing design and testing for a wide variety of applications such as wildlife monitoring, agriculture, mining exploration using remote sensing technology, and search and rescue.

UVic osprey-cam offers a bird's-eye view

Thanks to a newly installed webcam, bird voyeurs can now sit at their computers and watch at their leisure the comings and goings of UVic’s resident osprey family, which nests in the athletic complex on the north side of campus.

New research provides policy pathway to ultra energy-efficient buildings for BC

New research by the Pembina Institute—commissioned by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions—demonstrates that ultra energy-efficient, “net-zero” buildings are within British Columbia’s reach if stronger policies that encourage energy conservation and renewable energy are put into place.