Agnes Violet Sharon Seymour practices her pronunciation using ultrasound technology with her son, Luke, and UVic linguist Sonya Bird.

Keeping Coast Salish languages strong

Sonya Bird leads a team of linguists using ultrasound, acoustic speech analysis and palatography to help improve fluency in one of the most complex languages in the world, Hul'q'umi'num'.

Kelly Richardson and student hold a video camera surrounded by forest.

Engaging the head and heart

Beyond creating art reflecting our changing world, Kelly Richardson is raising awareness around the plight to protect Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests.

Rory Hills leans on scientific equipment

UVic biochemistry student named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Biochemistry undergraduate student Rory Hills developed a love for science early in life. This drove his desire to help solve society’s toughest problems including the opioid crisis and climate change.

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Nick Dechev holds an artificial hand in front of a Victoria Hand Project sign.

Victoria Hand Project extends its reach

Nick Dechev and the Victoria Hand Project receive $1M from TD Bank Group to provide 3D-printed devices to kids with scoliosis and to amputees in underserved and remote communities in Canada & US.

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Ian Manners poses on a stairwell

Breakthrough alters makeup of material surfaces

In Science-published research, UVic chemist Ian Manners discovers a new way to change the chemical makeup of surfaces.

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Artist Carey Newman participates in a traditional ceremony involving the Witness Blanket.

Historic agreement finalized in traditional ceremony

A groundbreaking agreement between Kwakwaka’wakw artist Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights governing the protection and use of the Witness Blanket was finalized through traditional ceremony on Vancouver Island. 

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Electric powered bus drives down a street with downtown Vancouver skyline in the background

All-electric BC transport economical

If all vehicles in British Columbia were powered by electricity instead of liquid fuels by 2055, BC would need to more than double its electricity generation capacity to meet forecasted energy demand—and the move could prove surprisingly cost-effective.

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Basalt rock in Hawaii

Rock-solid climate solutions

A global team led by Ocean Networks Canada, a UVic initiative, is planning to turn CO2 into rock beneath the ocean floor through a $1.5M research partnership funded by the UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

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Saving the world's coral reefs by speeding up evolution

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