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Expert Q&A: HIV In My Day oral history project

November 30, 2022 -

Four decades after the start of a pandemic that has claimed 40 million lives, University of Victoria researchers are putting the stories of British Columbians who lived through the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the spotlight. HIV In My Day, a community-based oral history project led by School of Public Health and Social Policy Associate Professor Nathan Lachowsky, captures the stories of 120 long-term HIV survivors and caregivers.

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HIV research and art intersect in a powerful way

November 30, 2022 -

HIV In My Day, a community-based oral history project that gathered the stories of HIV survivors and caregivers during the early years of BC’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, has been adapted into a play. In My Day will premiere in Vancouver at The Cultch theatre, the day after World AIDS Day. The play takes its script from almost 120 oral history interviews collected from 2017 to 2020 as part of a University of Victoria-led research project.

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Q&A on reproductive health research

October 27, 2022 -

When the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June, it threw into turmoil the issue of reproductive rights south of the border and made abortion activists in Canada and around the world take notice. Two UVic faculty members paid particular attention, as they’d been working on a research project on access to abortion services for Indigenous people.

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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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Campus health and safety update

August 17, 2022 -

As we look forward to welcoming new and returning students for the fall term, UVic is continuing to manage the evolving impacts of COVID-19 on our community. We remain committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff, and will be offering in-person learning for most courses—unless otherwise noted at the time of registration.

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