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Wildfire and Carbon: Increasing the resilience of BC’s forests to climate change

January 27, 2020 - Media release

Researchers from Canada and the US want to de-escalate the devastating forest wildfires that are increasingly occurring due to climate change, while strengthening development of a forest-based bioeconomy, and boosting carbon uptake. These goals are part of a $1 milion, four-year PICS Theme Partnership project.

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The forgotten and vital secret beneath our feet

December 9, 2019 - Media release

A UVic hydrologist is one of an international group of scientists and experts who are calling for action to protect global groundwater resources—which makes up 99 per cent of the Earth's liquid freshwater. Tom Gleeson is lead author of a Nature Correspondence article published this week that says we are not doing enough to protect and manage global groundwater resources from contamination, salinization, depletion and neglect.

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Victoria Hand Project extends reach to help amputees and kids in Canada and the US

December 3, 2019 - Media release

A UVic initiative that provides 3D-printed prosthetic hands to amputees in developing countries, will now extend its reach to help people in underserved and remote communities in Canada and the US. This initiative led by Nick Dechev, professor of mechanical engineering and ED of the Victoria Hand Project, received a $1-million award by the 2019 TD Ready Challenge, announced Dec. 3. Funding will also initiate UVic research trials on 3D-printed spinal braces to treat scoliosis in children.

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