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Experts on wildfires

May 27, 2019 - Expert advisory

The wildfire season is heating up quickly in western Canada. The following UVic researchers are available to media for expert comment as we head into the hot summer months in BC and Alberta.

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Peru field school experience teaches ecology, economy and spirituality

September 5, 2018 - Ring

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students—along with instructors Ana Maria Peredo and Kate Turner and mentors Murdith McLean and Frederique Apffel-Marglin—embarked on a unique learning experience this spring that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality in an Indigenous setting.

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Millennia-spanning forest study garners international environmental award

March 2, 2017 - Ring

Outstanding research in ecology was announced this week by the Ecological Society of America. A team of UVic researchers and grad students were recognized for their contribution to the fields of plant ecology and biogeography with the William Skinner Cooper Award for their research study, "Intertidal resource use over millennia enhances forest productivity," published in Nature Communications last year.

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Proteomics pioneer to chair Genome BC-McGill collaboration

October 17, 2014 - Ring

Dr. Christoph Borchers, director of the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, has been jointly appointed as the Proteomics Chair for the Jewish General Hospital at McGill University in Montreal. Borchers is an expert in the use of mass spectrometry to study the structure and function of proteins. At the UVic centre, Borchers directs a research program that applies proteomics technologies to areas such as medical diagnostics, drug development, forestry and alternative fuels.

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