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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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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 uvic.ca/carsa.

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My UVic Life features blogs from 18 undergrad students.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a UVic student?

Follow the daily lives of 18 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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Pathways to Success: Career development workshops for grad students

What lies beyond graduate school for you? Explore future career paths at these free sessions offered from October 2014 through April 2015. Learn how to transition from grad school to a career, discover current labour market info for academic and non-academic careers, and hear from panels and speakers! Register now.

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Campus restaurants' nutrition information at your fingertips

UVic is the first public institution to implement the Informed Dining program, as part of its overall commitment to healthy and active living. The new program provides restaurant customers with detailed nutrition information about standard menu items.

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Outspoken conservationist wins BC award

University of Victoria wildlife expert Dr. Chris Darimont—a research pioneer on BC’s coastal wolves and bears, and a passionate advocate for science-based conservation policy—is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Academics Early in Career award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Expert on alcohol policy changes

Dr. Tim Stockwell (Director, Centre for Addictions Research BC) is available to discuss the health and safety risks associated with upcoming changes (April 1) to BC liquor laws, which include increased availability and changes to the pricing of alcohol.

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.

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.