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13,000-year-old footprints?

Twelve single footprints were discovered in April in a layer of clay on a beach on BC's central coast—they could be the oldest human footprints in North America.

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Colby standing in front of an orca statue

The orca revolution

A UVic historian tracks the impact of this iconic species on our regional identity.

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Rebeccah Nelems

Trudeau scholar examines youth and empathy in Canada

Is empathy changing in a world where social media and globalization are rapidly transforming how we interact with others? UVic's Rebeccah Nelems is investigating empathy and youth as part of a prestigious three-year scholarship announced today from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation.

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Researchers Leslie Butt

Study on transnational migration focuses on statelessness

A new study on the impacts of migration on children in Indonesia points to simple solutions with great impact. Two UVic researchers, with an Australian collaborator, conducted this community-engaged research.

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Chancellor Shelagh Rogers

Chancellor's installation opened convocation

Shelagh Rogers became the university's 11th chancellor at the start of the calendar year, but it became official when she was installed in office at the outset of spring convocation ceremonies on June 8. Watch the chancellor's remarks on The Ring website.

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Screenshot of the new Franklin Mystery website

Mystery of the doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition

UVic has officially launched "The Franklin Mystery: Life and Death in the Arctic" website—the 13th website in the award-winning Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History teaching project.

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Borchers in his lab

The power of proteins

Keeping you healthy is a top goal of world-leading protein research at UVic.

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Federal funding boosts major science at UVic

A UVic-led project advances Canada's international role in particle physics and nuclear medicine.

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