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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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Experts Q&A on Indigenizing education

February 1, 2018 - Expert advisory

As K-12 schools in BC work to Indigenize curriculum and Canadian post-secondary institutions respond to the TRC's Calls to Action to promote, recruit and support increased Indigenous research and teaching, the following three Indigenous scholars in the University of Victoria's Faculty of Education are available to provide context and comment on the challenges and most promising practices in Indigenous education: Paul Whitinui, Onowa McIvor and Carmen Rodríguez de France.

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