News and events

BME lab closer to marketing drug-screening tool

2019 September — New funding will support Stephanie Willerth’s lab both in commercializing its “neuro-bioink” product and in licencing a drug-screening tool for Parkinson’s disease.” The Michael Smith Foundation and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute are co-funding the award, which will enable Willerth’s lab to branch out into the additional research area.

Hackathon to find tech solutions for healthcare issues

2019 September — Interested in finding ways to solve some of society’s most pressing healthcare challenges? Head to this Friday’s (Sept. 6th) kickoff to the second annual Victoria Health and Regenerative Medicine Hackathon. During the hackathon, interdisciplinary teams will develop innovative technological solutions to real challenges posed by the local health sector.

Faculty welcomes hundreds of new students

2019 September — First-year Engineering and Computer Science students received an encouraging welcome and some words of advice during their first day on campus. After starting their day at UVic's quad and CARSA with other faculties, and a barbeque lunch, about 270 Engineering students and 104 from Computer Science gathered in two lecture halls in the Engineering/Computer Science building.

Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, Mitzi Dean, visits CoderGirl camp

2019 July — UVic's Science Venture program hosted Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, Mitzi Dean, at CoderGirl on July 24th. These week long camps, designed for creative girls who want to use technology to change the world, give girls the chance to discover the world of code, building critical computer science skills in a fun and engaging environment.

Large growth in computer science and engineering graduands warrants own Faculty ceremony at 2019 Spring Convocation

2019 June — Many engineering and computer science students featured among those conferred degrees and receiving honours at Spring 2019 Convocation. Congratulations! With a 35% growth in graduating Faculty of Engineering undergraduate students including 73% growth in Computer Science, the 2019 Spring Convocation marked the first where the Faculty had its own ceremony ...

Forging prosthetics from plastic for a pittance

2017 January — In a small, windowless lab in the University of Victoria’s faculty of engineering complex, prosthetic hands dangle from a peg board. These prototypes – produced with a 3-D printer and a few nuts and bolts – have launched a program that provides patients with customized, working hands in the most impoverished communities around the globe.

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For Time Immemorial

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On Beaded Ground

On Beaded Groundexplores the essential role of Indigenous women's creative practices in the reclamation and renewal of culture, identity, stories and teachings.

Smartphone Photography

Noon Meditation

We practice a simple mantra meditation to: still the mind & reduce stress, nurture inner awareness, foster mindfulness and open ourselves to peace and well being.

IESVic webinar: Cleantech 2.0 - What every entrepreneur needs to know

This online seminar looks at the opportunities and challenges facing industry as energy systems, infrastructure, and the global economy move towards a low-carbon and more sustainable future.

Student Life Grant Info Session

The UVic Student Life Grant and Anti-Racism Supplement (up to $1500 per applicant)seeks to fund student-led initiatives that engage and positively impact the UVic campus community.

The next application deadline is June 30

What the Land Holds

What the Land Holdsis a contemporary video art exhibition that examines the land as integral to Indigenous histories and futures, and as a site of ongoing colonization and alienation.