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Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

January 19, 2017 - Media release
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Fears that “vaping” is a gateway to tobacco smoking are unfounded, shows a comprehensive review of available evidence on the harms and benefits of electronic or e-cigarettes and vapour devices, released today by UVic's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) in a report called “Clearing the Air.”

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Expert panel on US inauguration

January 18, 2017 - Expert advisory
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Is democracy in crisis? What are the implications of the new US presidency on political liberty, social justice and geopolitics? On Friday, Jan. 20, five UVic historians will hold a public panel discussion on possible impacts of the new presidency and on the lessons that history can teach us.

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Already blown your New Year's resolution?

January 16, 2017 - Expert advisory
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Already blown your New Year's resolution to get more physical exercise? You're not alone. Exercise psychologist Ryan Rhodes studies how to motivate people to fulfill their exercise intentions. Research shows that only 28 per cent of beginners follow through with their intentions after six months. Much of the drop-off happens within the first two weeks.

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Timely actions by many keep campus safe

January 5, 2017 - Ring

Preparedness, notification and quick responses by campus community members pay off in arrest of suspect. Personal safety on UVic’s campus is a shared responsibility—a point demonstrated by events in 2016. Looking out for each other should be an everyday occurrence. And on top of preparedness and prevention, there are times when quick thinking and rapid responses also play a key role in keeping the campus safe.

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Studies in shallow graves

January 5, 2017 - Ring
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Forensic anthropology course conducts in-death investigations. All jokes about popular TV shows like Sherlock and CSI aside, real-world forensic anthropologists who assist in identifying and locating of missing persons share a desire for problem solving, critical thinking and a deep curiosity. Stephanie Calce’s forensic anthropology class exposes students to the huge field of forensic science through hands-on projects. Spoiler alert: the students live.

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