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Irvine emerging from the water in SCUBA gear

UVic grad student takes academia underwater

Master of Education grad student Mike Irvine will be the first to attempt a live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast thesis defence (so far as we know)!

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Smith in Uganda

UVic student receives national award

Navarana Smith (biology and environmental studies) has been named as one of 10 Canadian undergraduates to win a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship. Photo: Smith during a field course in Uganda.

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Kathy and Ken Shields accepting their honorary degrees

Honorary degrees for Canadian basketball's first family

Coaching legends Kathy and Ken Shields, who led their teams to a combined 15 national basketball titles at the University of Victoria, accepted honorary doctor of laws degrees from the university at a special convocation ceremony on April 2.

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Retired UVic prof Mary Sanseverino hiking

The Masterminds lecture series returns

This year's Masterminds free public lecture series—running Wednesdays, April 8 through 29—eschews the lectern and traverses an eclectic terrain of ideas.

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Chris Darimont in the woods

Outspoken conservationist wins BC award

UVic wildlife expert Chris Darimont—a research pioneer on BC's coastal wolves and bears and a passionate advocate for science-based conservation policy—is this year's winner of the Distinguished Academic Early in Career Award.

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Craig Brown in front of his computer

Cancer drug shows promise for treating stroke

UVic neuroscientist Craig Brown has discovered that a cancer drug may improve recovery rates for diabetic patients who have suffered a stroke.

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Hands on a 3D map

Beneath the waves

A UVic-led study uses advanced 3D mapping to assess the impact of shipping noise.

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Sharks underwater

MPA fails to protect sharks and rays

A new study led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.

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