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Discovery tests theory on cooling of white dwarf stars

March 6, 2024 - Media release

Open any astronomy textbook to the section on white dwarf stars and you’ll likely learn that they are “dead stars” that continuously cool down over time. New research published in Nature is challenging this theory, with the University of Victoria (UVic) and its partners using data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite to reveal why a population of white dwarf stars stopped cooling for more than eight billion years.

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Pink Shirt Day 2024

February 23, 2024 -

Bullying is a pervasive problem in Canada and UVic is no exception. As a community we can lift each other up by wearing pink on February 28 to show everyone our commitment to kindness.

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Upcycling lives

February 5, 2024 -

UVic geographer Jutta Gutberlet is helping communities of waste pickers in Brazil improve their working conditions, form co-operatives and advance social movements.

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Building Black community on campus

February 1, 2024 -

Momentum is building around a movement to build a better sense of Black community and inclusion on the UVic campus. Backed by the university’s signing the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education (SC), students, staff and faculty are working to centre the Black experience and celebrate Black joy and flourishing at our university.

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