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Inaugural Engaged Scholar Award recipients announced

Dr. Bernie Pauly (nursing) and Dr. Val Napoleon (law) have been named the inaugural recipients of the Provost's Engaged Scholarship Award.

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Visual Arts students are framed for success

The annual BFA exhibition, featuring the work of 36 graduating Visual Arts students like Marina Eglis (seen here installing her piece), runs to April 26 in the Visual Arts building.

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Jessica Rourke

Tye Landels is one of 10 national 3M student fellows

English student Tye Landels is one of 10 student leaders across Canada receiving a 3M fellowship.

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UVic retirees present 2014 Masterminds lecture series

The UVic Retirees Association and the Centre on Aging present a series of four free lectures on a range of intriguing topics in April.

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Three UVic researchers win prestigious award

Oceanographer Roberta Hamme is one of three new Canada Research Chairs at UVic.

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Unwanted phones benefit African communities

Time to upgrade your phone? Donate your old one to the Africa Calling project, which sends old phones to African communities. One phone in the hands of a community elder can make a difference in hundreds of people's lives. Look for the red donation box in the SUB.

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One undergrad student's grand view of the smallest things

The invisibility of microscopic creatures, like this diatom shell, requires special equipment to capture and appreciate. For biology undergraduate student James Tyrwhitt-Drake, that equipment is the scanning electron microscope (SEM) in UVic's Advanced Microscopy Facility.

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Jessica Rourke

Psych student wins UVic's first 3MT competition

Jessica Rourke, a PhD student in psychology, is the winner of UVic's first-ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which challenges grad students to present their thesis research to a non-academic audience in just three minutes. Rourke will represent UVic in the first-ever western regional 3MT competition in Calgary in May.

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About UVic

UVic is more than a top research university in a breathtaking location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of real-life learning, and so much more. Learn more about what makes UVic unique.

Events and important dates

Campus information sessions

VP Academic and Provost Reeta Tremblay and VP Finance and Operations Gayle Gorrill invite you to participate in the next campus information session:

Monday, April 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
David Strong Building C103

The session will provide an overview of the University's 2014-15 Planning and Budget Framework document, a status report on Enhanced Planning: Making Choices, an update on the provincial government's core review process and an update on work completed since our last information session in December 2013.

For more information visit the Budget planning website.

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Angus Rittenburg Co-op of the Year 2013

Angus (Engineering and Computer Science/Math Co-op Student of the Year) completed work terms with five engineering companies, working on electric bikes, low cost cars for African communities, large-scale robots, batteries and rockets.

See videos for our other co-ops of the year: Ross Prager and Connor Bildfell.

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