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UVic President Jamie Cassels running with students

Run or walk with UVic President Jamie Cassels

The President's Fun Run/Walk on March 27 is an opportunity to get outside, eat free food, and win prizes (students can win a Fitbit)! All fitness levels welcome.

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Meigs in her studio. Photo: Nik West.

UVic artist wins Governor General's Award

Nationally renowned contemporary artist and UVic professor Sandra Meigs, known for her expressive and eclectic artworks, was named today as the winner of a 2015 Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts.

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UVic student in Asia

Two UVic programs awarded $500,000 for scholarships

UVic students will benefit from a new scholarship program to help shape the next generation of global leaders. The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and the Co-operative Education Program have both received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program.

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The UVic Edge

Dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment are the foundation of UVic's new positioning. Learn more at uvic.ca/edge.

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Three female students

Congratulations to our co-op students of the year

Gaëlle Madevon, Tesi Carmona Wagner and Silvia Penkova—who specialized in communications, animal behaviour and submarine refitting, respectively, during their work terms—are our 2014 Co-op Students of the Year.

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Jin-Sun Yoon on a playground

UVic professor wins national teaching award

Child and Youth Care professor Jin-Sun Yoon is one of 10 university educators across Canada to receive this year's prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

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Gordon Reuven in his lab

Cancer detectives

UVic researchers are developing a simple and inexpensive way to detect lung cancer.

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McKinnon Gym

What's next for McKinnon?

As we approach the spring 2015 opening of CARSA, the 40-year-old McKinnon Gym will be getting a new lease on life, as modern labs and spaces are built for the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.

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The UVic Edge comes from the fusion of three powerful ingredients:

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Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

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Extraordinary environment

Extraordinary environment

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