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REACH Awards

October 3, 2019 - Ring

On Oct. 10, the third annual REACH Awards will celebrate UVic scholars for their extraordinary contributions in research and teaching.

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Audain professor makes history again with Witness Blanket

April 12, 2019 - Media release

The Witness Blanket by Carey Newman, UVic’s sixth Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest with UVic’s Department of Visual Arts, is the centrepiece of a historic agreement which Newman signed April 12 with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It unites Western legal principles with Indigenous ways of knowing and being. UVic Law plans to incorporate the agreement into its curriculum.

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Repatriation of residential school art extends across Canada

January 15, 2019 - Ring

In an ongoing effort toward reconciliation, Andrea Walsh has been on a decade-long journey to repatriate residential school art work. “The repatriation work began with the Alberni IRS,” says Walsh, “and our collaborative work to build research partnerships has extended across the country to smaller northern institutions in Manitoba and Ontario.”

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A letter from Stephen Hawking

January 11, 2019 - Ring

When UVic Professor Emeritus Werner Israel donated several early first-edition Cambridge volumes to UVic Libraries about black holes, quantum physics and relativity, a personal letter from notable physicist Stephen Hawking, recommending Israel for election to the esteemed Royal Society, came along for the ride as well.

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In Memoriam: Howard Petch

November 29, 2018 - Ring

It is with great sadness that the university community marks the passing of Dr. Howard Petch, former President of the University of Victoria, on November 26 at the age of 93. Petch was the university’s fourth President, and is well-remembered for his 15 years in office guiding the campus through an era of immense change, and prioritizing programs and values that have become the defining characteristics of UVic today.

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