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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Crawford, Moran and Seitzinger sit on a rock with the ocean behind them.

A rock-solid solution for CO2

The UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is bringing together an international team of experts in a new four-year feasibility study aiming to permanently and safely sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) as rock. 

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Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart pose in front of a photo of Roger Bishop.

$1.6-million donation leaves lasting legacy

UVic celebrates the legacy of Roger Bishop and a generous donation from his estate, in the same month as National Philanthropy Day. (Pictured: Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart.)

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Entrepreneur, human rights advocate honoured

Two outstanding individuals­—an exceptional human rights advocate and a renowned technology entrepreneur—will be recognized with the University of Victoria’s highest academic honour at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 12 and 13. 

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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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Dennis Hore poses in front of a power line in a field

Advancing the power grid

UVic chemist Dennis Hore and his research team are investigating materials they hope will make up the next generation insulators for the electrical power grid.

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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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Karen Kobayashi poses and smiles in front of a forest

Diabetes risk double in Japanese Americans

Diabetes is a chronic disease often associated with obesity but a new study led by UVic sociologist Karen Kobayashi shows that the disease can impact Asian American populations differently.

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