UVic news

How to tag a tiger shark

August 30, 2016 - Ring

This summer UVic grograrapher Phil Dearden assisted an international research team with the placement of the first-ever satellite tracking tag on a tiger shark in the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park—a UNESCO world heritage site—and is now tracking its movements in real time. Sharks play a crucial role in marine biodiversity and the new research will have significant impact on shark conservation in Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

Washrooms becoming de facto consumption sites

August 30, 2016 - Media release

Washrooms in Victoria, particularly those in shelters and social service agencies, have become de facto drug consumption sites in a city seeing a sharp rise in both homelessness and rates of overdoses, shows a new report, released today by researchers with the UVic's Centre for Addictions Research of BC ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.

Paleolithic stones snag 21st-century attention

August 30, 2016 - Ring

A groundbreaking discovery by UVic paleoanthropologist April Nowell has provided the first direct evidence of exploitation by our Stone Age ancestors of specific animals for subsistence.

Day in the Life: Annabelle Victoria

August 30, 2016 - Ring

“Many folks on campus see us as an order desk and don’t realize we’re so much more,” explains UVic purchasing officer Annabelle Victoria. “They don’t have the full picture of our services and what kinds of things we can help them with.”

Susan Boyd named to federal marijuana task force

August 30, 2016 - Ring

This June, UVic Distinguished Professor Dr. Susan Boyd was named to the nine-person federal task force on marijuana legalization and regulation.

Hundreds of generations of settlement benefit old growth forest

August 30, 2016 - Media tip

A new study published Aug. 30 in Nature Communications shows for the first time that trees near former First Nations villages on BC’s Central Coast have grown taller, wider and healthier than those in the surrounding forest.

UVic Law and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry commissioners

August 30, 2016 - Ring

An inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada was announced yesterday, and 3 of the 5 appointed commissioners have close ties to UVic Law.

Lack of compliance on children’s rights spurs new approach in monitoring, accountability

August 26, 2016 - Media release

Children around the world stand to benefit from a new monitoring and reporting platform being developed by UVic to improve Canada’s and other countries’ ability to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Students receive coveted scholarship for academics, community service

August 23, 2016 - Media release

Two students who show promise as outstanding scholars and young leaders are this year's recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships as they enter their first year of studies at the University of Victoria.

Enhanced Planning Tools reports to be open for editing Sept. 1

August 22, 2016 - Ring

Unit managers, deans and those with responsibilities for data entry using Enhanced Planning Tools reporting will be able to access their reports for editing from Sept. 1 to Oct. 17.