Two-Spirit artist Kent Monkman in front of a purple striped background

Global gathering moves trans history forward

The Moving Trans History Forward conference (March 22–25) promises emboldened dialogue, action, reflection and creativity building on decades of inspirational work by early pioneers, educators, advocates, academics, artists and allies to maintain a safer and more just world for trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people.

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Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams

Using the power of education to heal and renew

UVic Professor Emerita Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams, Lil’watul from Mount Currie BC, is being honoured with a 2018 Indspire Award for her contributions to Indigenous education.

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Southern resident killer whale breaching with a BC Ferry in the background

Research studies impact of noise on BC killer whales

UVic researchers have been awarded $935,000 in federal funding to study the impact of underwater noise on endangered southern resident killer whales and the chinook salmon they depend on. Photo: Shorelines Photography.

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Constabel, next to some low-lying salal bushes and holding a spoonful of Salal berries, near First Peoples House

New research yields berry interesting results

Move aside blueberries, cranberries and strawberries, there’s a new contender for the title of healthiest berry for us to eat. And you won’t find it in the grocery store.

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Jutta Gutberlet and Jim Tanaka sitting in a couch inside of a campus building

Provost’s Engaged Scholar Awards

Two UVic researchers—geographer Jutta Gutberlet and psychologist Jim Tanaka—demonstrate how community engagement leads to positive societal change.

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Indigenous carving by Ben Davidson, closeup of eyes

UVic to offer world’s first Indigenous law degree

A new law program at UVic is the world’s first to combine the intensive study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law, enabling people to work fluently across the two realms.

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ONC project engineer Ryan Key (in red) and marine equipment specialist Ian Beliveau at work on the Kitamaat Village community observatory platform. Photo: ONC.

Coastal connections

UVic's national ocean observatory facility takes its innovative science to BC communities.

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Two students holding mugs of coffee by a Fair Trade poster on campus

UVic is officially a fair trade campus

On Feb. 21, students, faculty and staff celebrated UVic's Fair Trade Campus designation with hot, fair trade coffee in reusable mugs.

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