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MEC rises to the top of the fifth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index

May 1, 2019 - Media release

The 2019 Gustavson Brand Trust Index indicates consumers view brands positively when a crisis is responded to with honest, authentic remedies. The insight is evidenced by Mountain Equipment Co-op leading this year's ranking. MEC took several positive actions in response to criticism over the lack of diversity of people in their ads.

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Audain professor makes history again with Witness Blanket

April 12, 2019 - Media release

The Witness Blanket by Carey Newman, UVic’s sixth Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest with UVic’s Department of Visual Arts, is the centrepiece of a historic agreement which Newman signed April 12 with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It unites Western legal principles with Indigenous ways of knowing and being. UVic Law plans to incorporate the agreement into its curriculum.

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Federal government invests in new centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at UVic

March 19, 2019 - Media release

The construction of a national centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at the University of Victoria received major funding support today with the federal government's announcement of $9.1 million for the transformative project. The centre of excellence for the study and understanding of Indigenous laws will house the world's first joint degree in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law (JD/JID), launched at UVic last September.

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Methane-snacking crabs suggest hedge against climate change

February 26, 2019 - Media release

Tanner crabs observed feasting at a bubbling methane seep on the deep seafloor in the northeast Pacific Ocean may be developing a way to adapt to climate change, says a marine ecologist from the University of Victoria whose work with Oregon-based researchers establishes for the first time that a commercially-harvested species is feeding on the energy source.

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UVic’s Ideafest runs March 4-9

February 25, 2019 - Media release

How have whales influenced human culture and history? Why are we reluctant to accept scientific findings on topics like vaccination or climate change? Where do Indigenous law, women and human rights intersect? Explore these thought-provoking questions and many more at the University of Victoria's eighth annual Ideafest.

Read more: UVic’s Ideafest runs March 4-9