UVic experts are available to media for comment on the federal government’s cannabis legislation, being tabled April 13.
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UVic experts are available to media for comment on the federal budget announcement on March 22.
Four UVic economists and political scientists are available to comment for media on the pre-election BC budget to be released on Feb. 21.
UVic's Centre for Addictions Research releases a handbook co-written by a group of patients with experience of opioid substitution treatment in BC.
Canadian law professors renew call on government to halt enforcement of Safe Third Country Agreement
UVic law professor Donald Galloway is available to media to discuss Canadian law professors' renewed call to the government to immediately halt enforcement of the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement.
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.
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.
UVic experts Bruce Wallace (Centre for Addictions Research/Social Work) and Bernie Pauly (Centre for Addictions Research/Nursing) are available to media to discuss the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s expected announcement of the proposed locations of supervised consumption sites.
UVic expert Jason Colby (Dept. of History) is available to media to discuss today’s announcement by the US-based Center for Whale Research of the loss of two endangered southern resident killer whales and the urgent action needed by Canada and the US to save them from extinction.
UVic is home to a leading scholar of vampire myth in literature and film. Peter Golz, on the 15th anniversary of his popular course, is available to media for comment on the use of critical tools and theory on this 'spooky' topic.