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UVic-led archaeology team makes world-first discovery about early use of stone age tools

August 8, 2016 - Media release

How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by a team led by paleoanthropologist April Nowell of UVic reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan.

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Wild game and words feed inspiration for TV host and Indigenous language revitalization grad

June 11, 2015 - Ring

Art Napoleon was already a national figure when his TV show, Moosemeat & Marmalade, premiered on APTN in January 2015. He had performed at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, opened for Buffy Sainte-Marie and been interviewed by veteran correspondent Tom Hawthorn for the Globe and Mail in September 2010 for the release of his album Creeland Covers, sung almost exclusively in Cree.

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Coastal wolves disagree on diet, splitting the species

July 4, 2014 - Ring

The waggish joke that wolves are “Canada’s newest marine mammal” is a lot closer to truth than jest—an insight suggested by Indigenous knowledge and confirmed in a study co-authored by Dr. Chris Darimont, of UVic’s geography department. The study, published this month in the scientific journal BMC Ecology, provides genetic evidence that BC’s mainland wolves and coastal wolves appear to be genetically distinct. And news media around the world are paying attention: in addition to Canadian coverage in The Globe and Mail, National Post and CTV, the story has also been broadcast—with video of wolves fishing for salmon—on BBC News in the UK.

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Antimatter matters: T2K, TRIUMF, VISPA, ATLAS, ARIEL & more

July 12, 2013 - Ring

Try to imagine holding one trillion subatomic particles between two cupped hands. The elaborate choreography of subatomic particles would of course be invisible to the naked eye, but for years now, UVic experts have been tracking the complexities of this very elusive behavior using sophisticated equipment. In recent months, their research has brought us even closer to holding the answers to the beginnings of the universe and its building blocks.

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Does Nutrition Really Matter?

February 27, 2004 - Media tip

A recent study that found there is little nutritional difference between organic and conventionally-grown produce will have no impact on the way organic produce will be marketed, says UVic business professor Dr. Brock Smith. “I think people who buy …

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Diet and AIDS May be Linked

February 26, 2004 - Media tip

“The conventional belief that HIV-1 alone causes AIDS is incorrect,” says Dr. Harold Foster, a medical geographer and UVic professor, in his new book What Really Causes AIDS. “Instead, AIDS involves HIV-1 together with a multiplicity of co-factors, …

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