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New app for BC central coastal species

A new app developed by UVic researchers to identify over 700 species in the Great Bear Rainforest will help deepen our appreciation of the biodiversity along BC's central coast. Photo: Amy Hartzenberg.

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Looking for the perfect summer job?

Shift in Summer is an online job expo running April 11 – May 27 that can help you kick your work search into high gear.

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Life for a university student isn't just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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Welcome to UVic

New to UVic? Whether you grew up down the street, are transferring from another school or are new to Victoria, you're in for a warm welcome from the whole UVic community when you get here.

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What courses should I take?

Every undergraduate program has specific requirements that must be fulfilled before you graduate. Our program planning worksheets will show you what courses you need to take for your degree.

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Graduate with a great resume

Les Ketchell (earth and ocean sciences) spent a summer co-op work term as a field assistant with First Point Minerals in the Dease Lake region of Northern BC.

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As a student, it's all about having the right information at the right time. You need to know how to get information when you need it—whether it’s tips on how to study, important dates or access to your student records. And it's not all about the classroom—making time for other activities on campus, such as fitness and clubs, is just as important.

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News and events

New sexualized violence policy to be developed

The University of Victoria will begin consultations in May to develop a separate policy on sexualized violence that will build on current policies and practices and reinforce the university’s commitment to a safe campus where sexualized violence is unacceptable.

Brain Waves at Base Camp

The Tibetan Buddhist monks at Tengboche Monastery in Nepal get a lot of visitors—from trekkers to the spiritually curious. But no one has ever made the 3,870 metre trek to measure their brainwaves. Neuroscientist with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Biomedical Research, Olav Krigolson will be traveling to the remote Himalayan monastery with portable electroencephalography devices to examine the neural characteristics of meditation in a group of about 30 monks.

PhD study on Indigenous housing

A comprehensive study of on-reserve housing by University of Victoria PhD candidate Sylvia Olsen explains for the first time the history of the Indigenous housing crisis in Canada and the persistent failures of the federal system over a span of 65 years.

Are BC electricity imports a realistic solution to Alberta's emissions reduction plan?

Recent proposals to use BC hydropower as a substitute for coal power in Alberta should be viewed in the context of new research showing that in the long-term, BC has little energy to spare, and that any substitute power would in fact be originating from the US. The research was released today by the 2060 Project, a joint initiative of the University of Victoria’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and the UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

CUVIC 2016 to highlight UVic and community responses to TRC's Calls to Action

First Nations chiefs, Indigenous community leaders, residential school survivors, community members, faculty and students will gather on campus April 27 to 29 to explore how the university and broader communities are heeding the TRC’s Calls to Action on child welfare, education, health, justice, and language and culture. CUVIC 2016 will welcome 200 delegates—from across Vancouver Island and BC and as far away as Nova Scotia.

The genetic rule for salmon: keep a back-up copy

In an article published today in the prestigious journal Nature, an international team of scientists co-led by University of Victoria biologist Ben Koop describes how the Atlantic salmon genome—that’s the complete set of its genes—has made a full backup copy of itself.Vic research article published in