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Shoot, Score, Dazzle!

May 23, 2019 - News

UVic graduate Joseph Erlic and his brothers, Jure and Martin, created HoopLight, a fun new way to play basketball. The hoop lights up with a flash that throws a rainbow of pulsing lights when a basket is scored.

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Paean to the Prairies

May 22, 2019 - News

Dion Manastyrski studied biology at UVic, where he honed research skills, and he has years of experience in photography and publishing. He drew on these talents to create Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change, a hefty art book with pages of photos and first-person narratives telling the story of European settlement in the area.

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Scholarship honours grandparents

May 22, 2019 - News

Tony Giovando (BA ’98, MPA ‘04) credits his time at UVic for helping him create two successful careers. His positive experience at UVic inspired him and his wife to establish the Leonard and Eileen Hamilton Scholarship in Spanish and Italian Studies. The gift honours his grandparents, who were a crucial part of his success at UVic.

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Creative Spirits

May 22, 2019 - News

A UVic alumna who recently made a bold life change. Name: Jessica Schacht, theatre artist and entrepreneur–co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Co. Age: 30. Hometown: I grew up in Victoria and have lived all over Vancouver Island. Now I call Dun…

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Van Camp's World

May 22, 2019 - News

Writing grad and storyteller extraordinaire Richard Van Camp (BFA ’97) is back with a new book, Moccasin Square Gardens—a title referring to the nickname for a dance hall in Fort Smith, NWT, where the author grew up.

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A Cure for the Restless

May 21, 2019 - News

Kelsey Ramsden is the author of Success Hangover: Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again, released by Lioncrest Publishing last fall. It was written for people who accomplish their long-term goal—such as earning a degree or promotion—yet feel unsatisfied.

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Good business

May 17, 2019 - News

Together, mother and daughter Umeeda and Nareena Switlo run a thriving international food and beverage business that provides needed employment in Belize.

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