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Tiny lifeforms, big impact

October 12, 2017 - Ring

Biological oceanographer Diana Varela is studying the marine diatoms of Saanich Inlet, just north of campus. These unicellular lifeforms are the crux of ecosystems both aquatic and terrestrial. Part of a larger group of microscopic algae known as phytoplankton, diatoms drift across the top layer of oceans, seas and lakes.

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BC grants ignite UVic innovation

October 11, 2017 - Media release

Two University of Victoria researchers working with industry to ignite the development and application of new technologies have been awarded BC Innovation Council grants for their vital work advancing the protection of endangered species and the future of personalized medicine.

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