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.
BC now has sufficient detailed information about the height, frequency and direction of its coastal waves to start developing and testing wave energy converters in the ocean, according to a new report released at an energy conference at UVic on April 27.
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 has joined an elite group of Canadian employers committed to advancing sustainability. UVic is included in this year's list of Canada's 100 Greenest Employers, and is the only employer from Victoria.
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.
Internationally recognized composer and University of Victoria music professor Dániel Péter Biró can now add one of North America's most prestigious awards to his list of honours—the Guggenheim Fellowship. And he'll be using the one-year award worth $50,000 US to reflect on one of the most important issues of today: global migration.
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.
UVic experts are available to media for comment on the federal government’s cannabis legislation, being tabled April 13.