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New Vikes initiatives aimed at supporting high-performance athletes

January 23, 2020 - Ring

UVic is unveiling several initiatives that build on the Vikes' rich athletic tradition and its ongoing and deep commitment to providing a supportive high-performance environment for student athletes. The changes and additions aim to affirm, educate and support a culture of excellence for UVic athletics and provide improved resources for students and coaches.

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Expert Q&A on galaxy clusters

January 2, 2020 - Expert advisory

Scientists from Canada, the United States and Denmark have captured the clearest image known of a cluster of galaxies from 10 billion years ago in cosmic history. The discovery, published in Nature, provides clues the universe was more evolved than previously thought.

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When doctors see big data

December 18, 2019 - Ring

UVic health informatics graduate student Amr Farghali has developed a tool to help visualize vast amounts of patient data—improving the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnosis. “The human brain interprets visual images faster than text,” says Farghali, who works full-time as a senior pharmacist. Farghali decided to redirect his medical science career to where the need was greatest: providing cancer specialists with faster, more efficient screening methods.

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