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Ruth Young cycling

Bike to work or school May 30 to June 5

Bike to Work Week is May 30 to June 5. UVic team members who cycle to campus will automatically be entered into daily draws for a chance to win prizes.

Bike to Work Week
PhD candidate Genevieve von Petzinger

National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Genevieve von Petzinger’s research into the meaning behind geometric symbols on Ice Age cave walls earns the UVic PhD candidate major recognition from the National Geographic Society.

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Students compete in the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition

UVic Concrete Canoe team competes

What do you get when you mix concrete, puffed glass and a group of UVic civil engineering and design students with a love of water sports? A concrete canoe named The Knarr.

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UVic Formula Hybrid team

Formula for success

UVic's Formula Hybrid team comes home with the top prize in an international competition of 35 student-run university teams. One member of the team reports on the trackside excitement and the creative spirit that energizes the team.

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Some of the student bloggers

A blog for students, by students

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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Students studying

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.

Program worksheets
West Coast beach, copyright Amy Hartzenberg

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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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

Narrative research: more than just story telling

An engaging conference June 20 to 23—Narrative Matters 2016: How Narrative Research Transforms People and Communities—will bring together international and Canadian scholars as well as local decision makers and community members to learn about the use of narrative in research; engage in dialogue about narrative practices; and learn about narrative studies in the Victoria region.

School is vital link for youth in foster care

In BC, fewer than 50 per cent of youth leaving foster care graduate high school by their 19th birthday. Yet a new study by researchers with the University of Victoria’s School of Social Work found that 75 per cent of youth from foster care reported feeling connected to school, with several citing it as “the constant” in their lives when home or care was unstable or unsafe.

WITS gets top marks

The UVic-led victimization prevention program for children—Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help (WITS)—received top marks earlier in May from Dalhousie University researchers, taking first place when compared to six other international bullying prevention programs.

UVic chemist gets funding to study Zika virus

Two promising University of Victoria projects to help prevent spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been given a funding boost.

Profound warming predicted with high cumulative emissions

If the Earth’s remaining untapped fossil-fuel resources are burned—the equivalent of five trillion tonnes of carbon emissions—the average global temperature is predicted to increase by between 6.4°C and 9.5°C, with Arctic temperatures warming between 14.7°C and 19.5°C, according to a paper published May 23 in Nature Climate Change. The strong warming increase is considerably larger than previously anticipated. Lead author is Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student studying climate change and analysis at UVic's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Experts on Trans Mountain pipeline

University of Victoria experts Chris Tollefson (Hakai Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability/Faculty of Law) and James Lawson (Political Science) are available to media to discuss the National Energy Board’s recommendation to conditionally approve the twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

New program builds Indigenous governance skills

Informed by community need and inspired by Calls for Action stemming from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration is offering a new diploma program in Indigenous Community Development and Governance.