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Scuba divers count fish for science

July 13, 2017 - Media release
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A new research program led by marine ecologist John Volpe and grad student Stefania Gorgopa is a great opportunity for scuba divers to get involved as citizen scientists. The UVic researchers are turning to the local sport diving community for help conducting surveys of marine fish populations around Victoria and the Gulf Islands.

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Two artists, one lake, 100 years apart

June 22, 2017 - Media release
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​On July 8, the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death, Paul Walde will swim across Canoe Lake, accompanied by a synchronized swim squad, canoe flotilla and brass band. Walde, chair of UVic's visual arts department, intends to reframe the early 20th-century artist’s legacy and images of Canada in a future installation.

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