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World's first Indigenous law degree to be offered at UVic

February 21, 2018 - Media release

A new law program at the University of Victoria is the world's first to combine the intensive study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law, enabling people to work fluently across the two realms. Students will graduate with two professional degrees, one in Canadian Common Law (Juris Doctor or 'JD') and one in Indigenous Legal Orders (Juris Indigenarum Doctor or 'JID').

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Experts on BC Budget

February 19, 2018 - Expert advisory

Seven UVic experts are available to media for comment on the BC budget—to be revealed Feb. 20—with particular focus on housing, homelessness, poverty, health inequity, seniors care, family economics, childhood education and income assistance, as well as implications for tourism, entrepreneurship and business.

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Ideafest is almost here!

February 1, 2018 - Ring

Ideafest, UVic's popular week-long festival of research, innovation and creative activity, runs March 5–10, with 40-plus outstanding events for you to choose from. This year's festival features exhibits, performances, a video night, tours and a wide range of speakers on topics ranging from climate change and chamber music to Indigenous law and antibiotic resistance. All events free and open to the public.

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PhD student develops a program to help researchers calculate alcohol-related harms

February 1, 2018 - Ring

How much does alcohol cost? Think beyond the price of a bottle of wine; how many deaths per year are due to alcohol-related colon cancer? How about hospitalizations due to impaired driving accidents? To calculate these costs, PhD student Adam Sherk developed the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies, or InterMAHP.

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