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Our international stories of 2018

December 13, 2018 - News

Whether it's welcoming visitors and students to campus, creating learning and teaching opportunities overseas or making connections with partners and others around the globe, UVic is connected to the world. And in 2018, there were dozens of stories with compelling messages about globalization including the remarkable news of the Orontes Guitar Quartet from Syria—here now for a year at UVic.

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Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: a student perspective

December 7, 2018 - Ring

On Dec. 6, 1989, an armed gunman entered Polytechnique Montréal and shot 28 people, murdering 14 women and injuring 10 other women and four men. On Dec. 5, 2018, almost 30 years after the massacre, UVic came together for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women—a day to remember the women who died in the massacre as well as countless others who have suffered violence.

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In Memoriam: Howard Petch

November 29, 2018 - Ring

It is with great sadness that the university community marks the passing of Dr. Howard Petch, former President of the University of Victoria, on November 26 at the age of 93. Petch was the university’s fourth President, and is well-remembered for his 15 years in office guiding the campus through an era of immense change, and prioritizing programs and values that have become the defining characteristics of UVic today.

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