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UVic Chair in Transgender Studies nationally recognized for exceptional contributions

December 8, 2017 - Media release

Aaron Devor, the Chair in Transgender Studies at UVic, received national acclaim in late November for his exceptional contributions to inclusivity and social change—with a 2017 Equity Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the national voice for academic staff at universities and colleges across the country.

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NEȾOLṈEW̱: One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages

November 23, 2017 - Media release

A new language revitalization project led by UVic will bring new life and strength to Indigenous languages in Canada. NEȾOLṈEW̱, which translates as 'one mind, one people' in SENĆOŦEN, is a six-year project supported by a $2.5M SSHRC Partnership Grant that will create a learning and research network with nine Indigenous-led partner organizations across the country.

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Clean energy projects at UVic get a $2.4M boost

November 16, 2017 - Media release

$2.4 million in new clean energy funding from the Government of Canada ($1.4M), and from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with Seaspan ($1M), was announced today, boosting UVic researchers’ ability to accelerate the kinds of solutions-focused, clean energy projects that are making a difference at a local, national and international level.

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