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Breaking career-growth stereotypes

July 14, 2022 - Business Class

Business Class magazine caught up with Keira Torkko, chief people officer at supply chain sustainability management company Assent, to discuss how she broke the traditional career journey mould, how understanding the importance of personal branding yielded results for her and what it means to tackle business puzzles through the lens of people.

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Healing technology

June 30, 2022 - The Torch

The Victoria Hand Project team, led by alumnus Michael Peirone, designs low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics for amputees in need while providing UVic students with valuable skills and training.

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Hidden wonder

June 30, 2022 - The Torch

Puppeteer and UVic theatre grad Ingrid Hansen stars in hit children’s shows and navigates the “complex universe” created by legend Jim Henson—all while never being seen.

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World of words

June 29, 2022 - The Torch

Star poet, UVic associate professor, filmmaker and world traveller Shane Book (BA ’99) finds inspiration in hip-hop, jazz and never staying in one place.

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Star student

June 20, 2022 - The Torch

Astrophysicist and UVic alum Louise Edwards was one of the first Black Canadians to earn a PhD in physics. She’s an expert on the evolution of galaxies, her face has appeared on a Canadian stamp—and she’s only getting started.

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Space to Grow

June 9, 2022 - The Torch

Astrophysicist and UVic alum Julie Claveau has taken a fascinating career trajectory to her current work on the James Webb Telescope, which will reveal new secrets of the universe.

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Link between telescopes reveals a galactic fossil

March 3, 2022 - The Ring

UVic astronomer Kim Venn co-led an international team that found one of these traces—a first-of-its-kind discovery that was published in Nature earlier this year. Not only was it a breakthrough for what they found—a star cluster with the lowest concentration of metals ever observed—it was made possible by making two ground-based telescopes work together in a new way. 

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