A new survey on clean energy was released April 24 by the BC First Nations Clean Energy Working Group in partnership with Clean Energy BC and UVic's School of Environmental Studies.
The university flag will be lowered on Friday, April 28 to mark the Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers' Mourning Day).
This May, an inaugural event—the REACH Awards—will combine the Teaching Excellence Awards with the Craigdarroch Research Awards into a single event that celebrates the extraordinary teachers and researchers who lead the way in dynamic learning and make a vital impact at UVic, in the classroom and beyond.
Charlotte Loppie, a professor in UVic's School of Public Health and Social Policy and director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement—is one of three Canadian researchers who will be awarded a prestigious Gold Leaf Prize from CIHR at a May 16 ceremony in Ottawa.
UVic ethnobotanist Nancy Turner, as part of her legacy and the 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship, is leading a four-day ethnoecology symposium at UVic (now full to capacity), which will also feature a keynote address on May 3 by renowned essayist John Ralston Saul.
Jackson McDermott and Tami Schiefelbein had no lack of support before leaving on their work exchange to Newcastle, Australia, last fall. The two Indigenous students received $6,000 from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program for young global leaders, had a team of co-op staff to assist with travel logistics, and attended cultural competency classes to prepare themselves for three-and-a-half months of working at the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle.
Graduate student Jeanique Tucker continues her research—as a new Crossing Borders Incoming Scholar at UVic—on institutional violence with a focus on police violence in Jamaica and South Africa through an examination of art, music and discourse.
UVic PhD candidate Alisha Gauvreau is one member of an archaeological team from UVic, the Hakai Institute and local First Nations that found an ancient village site on Triquet Island, reaffirming Heiltsuk First Nation oral history of an ice-free place during the last Ice Age.
A new study by lead author Bonnie Leadbeater garnered media attention across BC and back east about high frequency in young drivers of risk behaviours, particularly for frequent users of marijuana. The study has implications for plans for legalization of recreational use and preventive education efforts.
A University of Victoria geologist has led the discovery of an active fault line that runs a few kilometres from downtown Victoria, including the Esquimalt Lagoon area and just offshore from James Bay and Clover Point.