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Launch of Indigenous nursing master’s a historic occasion

September 28, 2022 -

Fifty delegates from six universities across BC, including UVic, gathered in Penticton to launch a master’s of Indigenous nursing research project. The first-of-its-kind master’s degree combines high-level professional training with community-driven interventions designed to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples living in rural and remote areas.

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Bridging knowledges for land and water stewardship

April 27, 2022 - The Ring

What happens when Indigenous People lead resource decision-making on their own terms, across their own traditional territories? Communities in Tanzania and Canada are documenting and sharing their experiences, supported by a University of Victoria Department of Geography project that illustrates how partnerships can advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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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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Brain gain

December 1, 2021 - The Torch

PhD student and former Vikes swimmer Taylor Snowden-Richardson, BSc ’19, is studying how a cognitive-training system designed for athletes can help people with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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