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Top 10 of 2021

From addressing injustice to inspiring creative ingenuity, UVic was at the forefront in 2021 of providing expertise and offering solutions to another year of change and stories that gripped the world’s attention.

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Paddlers load into the čupuc (canoe) for its first launch into the Gordon River

Canoe creation re-awakens Pacheedaht ancestors

A new canoe is the centrepiece of a project led by the Pacheedaht First Nation in partnership with UVic to promote health, well-being and pride in the community. It is the first seaworthy dugout canoe to be carved by the Pacheedaht in more than 50 years.

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$1.5M gift to support Indigenous mental health

UVic is establishing a new research chair in Indigenous mental health, thanks to a generous gift of $1.5M from alumnus Bruce McKean and in honour of the late Chief Mungo Martin.

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New Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices

Art has the power to both inspire and be a powerful catalyst for change, says inaugural Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices Carey Newman of UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

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After COP26, extreme weather in BC

Climatologist Faron Anslow spends most of his time looking at the past, but his work is firmly focused on the future—a hotter, wetter, more turbulent future.

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Pacific Ocean rockfish. Photo: K Lee

What the extreme life span of rockfish means

Aging is one of the big questions in biology and health sciences today. In a new paper published in Science, researchers examine the genetic basis of life span variation in Pacific Ocean rockfish.

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Two people walk by the tiny house village on Caledonia Avenue. The exterior is painted with brightly coloured murals.

Geography students explore topics in housing

UVic geography students shone a light on empathy during a recent community-based research project on the housing crisis. The students learned there are many reasons someone ends up unhoused—and most often it’s not by choice.

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UVic chem grad student, Ben Godwin, and supervisor Jeremy Wulff are pictured in a lab.

New materials for next-gen auto parts

With a versatile new polymer, novel materials now stronger and lighter than before.

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Star streams reveal Milky Way’s ravenous history

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Republicans draw from apocalyptic narratives

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Got health goals? Research-based tips for healthy lifestyles

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