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A single drop of blood

A team of researchers based at UVic is poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics with new, less-invasive methods that can be applied to a variety of diseases and wellness monitoring.

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Canada’s academic stars are coming to Victoria

Eight UVic faculty members are being honoured for their impact in areas vital to Canada and the world.

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World map showing groundwater availability

A third of the world drinks groundwater every day

A UVic–led study estimates less than six per cent of global supply is renewable in a human lifespan.

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Tumbler Ridge, BC coal

New initiative to examine fossil fuel networks in Western Canada

A six-year collaborative initiative, partly funded by SSHRC and jointly led by UVic, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute, will map the networks of fossil fuel industries in Western Canada. (Photo: Tumbler Ridge, BC coal / Credit: Picture BC initiative)

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First Peoples House on the UVic campus

UVic's response to TRC recommendations

UVic is drawing inspiration from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report to renew our commitment to contributing to reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous Peoples and working towards the goal of closing the educational achievement gap.

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Maker Lab artifacts

Electro-mobile skull jewelry underpins new kit for cultural history

Just in time for Hallowe'en, UVic's Maker Lab in the Humanities launched its first "kit" for cultural history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. It includes an 1860s invention—a skull stickpin—recreated 100 years later by the UVic team as part of the maker movement in digital humanities.

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Reaching for the stars

UVic know-how is helping world astronomers peer more clearly into the cosmos.

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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

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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Healing through connection

The discovery of a decades-old collection of children’s paintings gives new perspectives on the residential school experience — and adds hope for making things right.

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Grad students, present your thesis in the 3MT competition: 80,000 words, 3 minutes.

Three Minute Thesis - University of Victoria
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in just three minutes...

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