A temperature-and-humidity tracker next to grape vines

From grape to glass

A new study led by ecologist John Volpe has the potential to transform BC's wine industry at a time when climate change is threatening other winemaking regions. (Image: A temperature-and-humidity tracker being used in the study.)

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Archival photo of people walking around the Japanese Garden

Campaign to rebuild Japanese teahouse

Newly uncovered documents from UVic's Landscapes of Injustice team reveal the "wanton destruction" of Canada’s first Japanese gardens and teahouse in Esquimalt’s Gorge Park.

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Students walking across driftwood and tall grass near the ocean

A coastal field school on Tl'ches

Lekwungen Coast Salish Elders help UVic and Songhees students see the Chatham and Discovery islands through their eyes—superimposing past and present.

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Brian Thom showing UVic anthropology grad students an ancient fire-altered rock

Indigenous curriculum with Ye'yumnuts

As part of the Ye'yumnuts project initiated by Cowichan Tribes, anthropologist Brian Thom (centre) and students partnered with Elders, school district staff and others to commemorate the sacred site and develop school resources.

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Group of cyclists posing with bicycles at UVic

Why I do the Ride to Conquer Cancer

The UVic Peloton - Ride to Conquer Cancer team has raised over $62,000 for the 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer, Aug. 25-26.

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Kevin Perkins standing in front of a First Peoples’ Cultural Council poster

Co-op links community and career

Since 1976, UVic students have completed more than 85,000 co-op work term placements. Kevin Perkins, who worked with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, is one of the most recent.

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Hector holding a guitar in a room filled with instruments

Rethinking culture

Thanks to donor funding, PhD student Hector Vazquez Cordoba is developing music curriculum in Mexican schools that fosters pride in Indigenous cultures.

Donor Impact
Two students composting a banana in a green bin

One of Canada’s greenest employers

For the second year in a row, UVic is one of Canada's 100 Greenest Employers. Our sustainable initiatives include the Campus Sustainability Fund and working towards becoming a "zero waste" campus.

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Victoria teens joined seniors with dementia in a choir

Globe and Mail


Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

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Scientists test waters for large-scale physics experiment

Globe and Mail

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