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Indigenous-focused work exchange program receives BCCIE award

June 26, 2019 - News

UVic’s unique Indigenous International Work-Integrated Learning Exchange Program—the first of its kind in the world—has been awarded the 2019 British Columbia Council for International Education’s (BCCIE) Award for Outstanding Program in International Education for its high-quality and highly creative programming in international education.

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Indigenous high school students experience STEM research at UVic

June 25, 2019 - News

Lysozymes. Particle physics. Virtual reality. Drone technology. Black holes. These are a few of the science and technology topics that 10 Indigenous high school students delved into during a week-long STEM residency at the University of Victoria from May 27-31. The grade 11 students—nine from BC and one from Saskatchewan—were mentored by UVic professors and grad students over five eventful days on campus.

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Small boat noise in the Salish Sea impacts whale health

June 7, 2019 - Ring

On World Ocean’s Day, marine biologist and coastal geographer Lauren McWhinnie is excited to be part of the festivities at Fisherman’s Wharf and supporting local organization SIMRES (Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society); however, her purpose will be to raise awareness about small boat noise in the Salish Sea and its impact on the health of whales and in particular the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW).

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