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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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A burning question

E-cigarettes—they're the latest must-have accessory on the celebrity circuit, have their own slang language, and are predicted to outsell conventional cigarettes within 10 years. But what are the health implications? A UVic graduate student smokes out the facts on the health risks of e-cigarettes.

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Professor Frank von Veggel

US patent approved for cancer-fighting process

A new process developed at UVic that will help oncologists better identify and target cancerous tumours has been granted a US patent. UVic chemistry professor Dr. Frank van Veggel and his research team are enthusiastic about its potential for cancer treatment.

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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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