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Conservation field school in Tanzania

December 6, 2019 - Ring

Last August, as the sun set on the Serengeti National Park, 19 UVic geography students and their instructors arrived in Tanzania to begin a month-long field school on conservation management. Despite the hardships of water rationing and extreme heat, it was a trip of a lifetime for the students, who immersed themselves in the customs and culture of Tanzania while learning about local forest management and ecological conservation practices.

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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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