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Could you present your research in under 3 minutes?

The 3-Minute Thesis challenges graduate students to describe their research in a clear, engaging and jargon-free presentation using just one slide—in 180 seconds. Watch the video to learn more.

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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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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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Congratulations to our co-op students of the year

Gaëlle Madevon, Tesi Carmona Wagner and Silvia Penkova—who specialized in communications, animal behaviour and submarine refitting, respectively, during their work terms—are our 2014 Co-op Students of the Year.

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News and events

Eight cycling safety hot spots

Local cyclists gearing up for Bike To Work Week (May 25 to 31) might want to pay extra attention to a list of eight hot spots mapped by citizens on, a project led by University of Victoria geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson.  

2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur: UVic honours David Foster

Businessman, music producer and philanthropist David Foster will be honoured in his hometown of Victoria, BC, on May 28 as the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year, an award given to visionary leaders who have achieved tremendous success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

What works, and what doesn't, for engaging people on climate change

A special report analyzing what works—and what doesn’t—for motivating people to take action on climate change has been released today by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Funding boost for CanAssist

The BC Ministry of Health recently announced $3 million in funding for CanAssist at UVic that will go towards development of new and innovative technologies to benefit thousands of British Columbians with dementia and other challenging conditions.