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UVic grad student takes academic underwater

Mike Irvine successfully completed the first ever live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast master’s project defence (so far as we know)! From 20-feet under the surface of the Salish Sea, the UVic Faculty of Education graduate student presented his research about how underwater cameras and live-streaming technology will revolutionize ocean education.

Hang out online in Shakespeare's London

Freshly launched this year, the Map of Early Modern London proves the relevance of a 450-year-old woodcut map in today’s world, bringing it to life in a highly interactive, research-saturated, Google-style format.

Research chair sheds light on Earth's surface

University of Victoria geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

UVic student wins prestigious national award

Third-year University of Victoria student Navarana Smith, a tireless volunteer for social justice and environmental causes and a committed learner who has travelled the globe in the course of her undergraduate studies, has won a 3M National Student Fellowship.

Expert on alcohol policy changes

Dr. Tim Stockwell (Director, Centre for Addictions Research BC) is available to discuss the health and safety risks associated with upcoming changes (April 1) to BC liquor laws, which include increased availability and changes to the pricing of alcohol.

Music, glaciers, zombies and linguistics: Masterminds lectures return

This year’s Masterminds free public lecture series at the University of Victoria—running Wednesdays, April 8 through 29—eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.