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Experience UVic’s extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Protecting and learning from Middle Eastern antiquities

UVic professor hopes his focus on Islamic art and architecture here on campus will offer some positive dimensions to our understanding of current events in the region.

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UVic's United Way Campaign 2015

This year's United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 1. Please come out to support our upcoming campus events, and learn how your donations can make a difference.

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Grow old along with me...

Detecting the earliest signs of dementia is the first step in finding ways to slow it down.

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UVSS aims to get students voting

The UVic Votes campaign aims to get more students voting in the upcoming federal election. Elections Canada will open a satellite office in the SUB from Oct. 5-8, and UVSS members will be fanning out across campus to walk students through the voting process.

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Centre director Afzal Suleman

New study warns of double whammy of weather along BC coast

A new study co-authored by UVic's Ian Walker points to possibilities of severe flooding and erosion with El Nino and La Nina weather systems. (Photo: Walker on Calvert Island. Credit: D. Shugar, 2014, Hakai Institute)

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New facility enhances health care learning

A new hands-on teaching and training facility inside Royal Jubilee Hospital will help nurses, doctors, midwives and other health care learners gain crucial clinical skills treating simulated "humans"—lifelike, programmable mannequins that breathe, talk, cough and respond to bedside care.

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Nancy Turner

UVic ethnobotanist earns national fellowship

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner is the fourth UVic professor to be honoured with this prestigious national fellowship. As a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, she is recognized for her research on the crucial role plants play in Indigenous cultures and languages.

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Watch Thunder prepare his earthquake kit and help students during a quake. On Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. prepare to drop, cover and hold on for the Great BC ShakeOut!

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Vote, vote, vote!

University of Victoria students go to the polls
Students at UVic have been getting an early chance to vote in the upcoming federal election  Many waited patiently Thursday to take advantage of the final opportunity to cast their ballots at a spe…

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