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Rethinking culture

July 12, 2018 - News

Hector Vazquez Cordoba, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, came to UVic in response to a calling he felt to enhance music education in schools throughout Mexico. Now an accomplished violinist and tenured member of the Orquesta Universitaria de Música Popular in Xalapa, Hector wanted to bring classical music to young people in small communities.

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Remarkable Lives

July 12, 2018 - News

One in seven Canadians lives with a disability. The Remarkable Lives project, funded by the Victoria Foundation, set out to better understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities and their families in Greater Victoria.

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Evolution of community-university engagement at UVic

July 10, 2018 - Ring

Community-university engagement is one of the core values at UVic and one of the top six priorities identified in UVic's Strategic Framework for 2018-23. In order to promote more effective interactions with communities and partners, the decision has been made to transition from the Office of Community-University Engagement to a new institutional approach as part of the evolution of community-university engagement at UVic.

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Cost of substance use in Canada: $38.4 billion a year

June 26, 2018 - Media release

Substance use costs Canadian society $38.4 billion a year, or almost $1,100 for every person in Canada, according to a new study. The Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms study, produced by UVic's Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, examines the costs and harms associated with substance use, and spans four broad areas: health care, lost production, criminal justice and other direct costs.

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Dynamic duo

June 26, 2018 - News

Two former UVic students, Patrick McFadden and Kyle Hagen, independently co-founded Iris Dynamics and launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to develop this unique human-machine interface. Now, five years later, they have a bustling office on Quadra Street and a growing number of projects and partners. They have seven employees, two of whom are UVic students pursuing engineering degrees.

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Teaching creative chemistry

June 26, 2018 - News

Fraser Hof has held fast to his joy of discovery. "I've never lost the spirit of just trying stuff out," says Dr. Hof, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry. The sentiment applies equally to his classroom and his lab.

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