UVic President, Kevin Hall

Pink Shirt Day 2024

Bullying is a pervasive problem in Canada and our campus is no exception. As a community, we can lift each other up by wearing pink on February 28. It’s a small but meaningful gesture that shows everyone at UVic that we stand for kindness.

Pink Shirt Day 2024
10 Vanier and Banting research award recipients

UVic celebrates 2023 research scholars

UVic researchers awarded seven Vanier scholarships and three Banting fellowships in 2023, spearheading diverse research projects for next three years.

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Spanish polar research vessel, BIO Hespérides

New Antarctic Ocean observatory

Canadian and European experts in polar observation are joining forces in a new partnership that will see ONC operating a subsea observatory at the Spanish Antarctic Station. Photo credit: Christopher Michel.

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Exterior shot of Cheko’nien House and Sngequ House

UVic’s new residence complex

Two new residences—Čeqʷəŋín ʔéʔləŋ (Cheko’nien House) and Sŋéqə ʔéʔləŋ (Sngequ House)—provide much-needed student housing, as well as new academic and social space to help students live a full, fun and experience-rich life at UVic.

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An IESVic researcher investigates gas dispersion patterns to improve the safety of next-generation hydrogen fuel cell systems

Celebrating 60 years

For 6 decades, UVic has brought students, faculty and staff together to make a difference in our community and globally.

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Students walk across a glacier landscape

New degree for a changing world

The BSc in Climate Science at UVic is unique in North America, drawing together multiple areas of expertise to create an interdisciplinary program linking both the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences.

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Private donation funds dementia research, patient care

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UVic's Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, led by Scott Hofer, will play a key role in the Cognitive Health Initiative.

A Greater Victoria family with a personal connection to cognitive health issues today announced a donation of $2.5 million to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation for a five-year initiative that will bring together the University of Victoria, Island Health and the University of BC for a research project aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

UVic and other partners in the Neil and Susan Manning Cognitive Health Initiative have worked with donor Neil and Susan Manning for two years to finalize details of the innovative project to integrate leading-edge research and care for patients living with cognitive health issues on Vancouver Island.

“This donation creates an exceptional opportunity to advance health research collaborations on Vancouver Island, and represents the way of the future for research partnerships,” says UVic President Jamie Cassels, who spoke at the announcement.

“The initiative announced today will see University of Victoria researchers, Island medical professionals, and Island Medical Program educators and students working together as teams on cognitive health research. These teams will strive to incorporate their learning into practice so that those living with a cognitive health disorder can see the benefit of this research much more rapidly.”

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Keywords: dementia, health, aging, Island Health, Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, Cognitive Health Initiative, palliative care, research


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