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Waves of support for CARSA

UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities has impacted thousands of lives since it opened in 2015 and now, barely two months into the new year, UVic is celebrating new waves of support for CARSA: the newly minted Ian and Gillian Stewart Varsity Weight Room on Feb. 4, the UVic Alumni Association Spirit Section unveiled Jan. 29 on game night and the official naming of the RBC Blue and Gold Room in early January. (Above: the special naming event on Feb. 4.)

Champion of hands-on science given national teaching award

In recognition of his exceptional teaching and education leadership, David Blades, a University of Victoria professor of science education and curriculum theory, has been awarded a 2016 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

Experts for BC budget day

University of Victoria faculty members are available to media once Budget 2016 is released, with the BC budget speech expected at approximately 1:30 p.m. PT on Feb. 16.

Social app for iPad helps children on the autism spectrum

The newly released Let’s Face It 2.0, a scrapbook app developed by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Autism Research Technology Education and now available free on iTunes, is a powerful educational tool for learning faces and recognizing emotions of the important people in the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

New research chairs share a passion for improving our lives

Finding better ways to detect and treat cancer, understanding how to navigate global economies, expanding our knowledge of modern South Asia, helping us make sense of complex datasets, and improving the success of addictions treatment—these are the goals of the University of Victoria’s five newest Canada Research Chairs.

Celebrating 10 years of pioneering ocean science

Canadian ocean research hub Ocean Networks Canada at UVic celebrates 10 years of pioneering science, embarking on its second decade with a renewed mission to enhance life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership that delivers solutions for science, society and industry.

Co-op reaches 75,000 placement milestone

Dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities are a pillar of the UVic student experience. Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, UVic has reached the milestone of 75,000 co-op placements