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Centre director Afzal Suleman

Unmanned aircraft research flies high with funding boost

Since its launch three years ago, the Centre for Aerospace Research has become a Canadian leader in UAV research, design and testing.

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First Peoples House

A balancing act of water stewardship

Our unusually dry spring and summer is highlighting the need for careful water management at UVic, for both water conservation and wise usage.

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Special Archives on a table

The roots of Canadian ecology

The launch of a digitization project and a new archive are a providing a powerful combination of resources for ecological researchers, on and off campus.

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Northern lights

ONC know-how reaches into Hudson Bay

UVic's Ocean Networks Canada is adding to its growing network of coastal observing systems in Canada's three oceans.

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Researchers on site

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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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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The English Language Centre takes the “global” nature of their programs literally -- check out the globe-walkers caught on camera by Jeffrey Nordstrom!

Did you know about ELC’s Summer Language and Culture program? This year 300 students from 20 countries are spending their days studying ESL and their nights enjoying their time in Victoria to the fullest! This photo is from a “bumper soccer” game.

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India Field School for Applied Theatre

Intergenerational Theatre for Development is one example of the kind of community-engaged research happening at UVic, where undergraduates have the opportunity to take dynamic hands-on learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom and into communities around the world.

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