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The climate change reality

October 27, 2017 - News

This summer's record high temperatures, intense wildfires and smoky skies are stark reminders of the types of impacts that will be seen more frequently with climate change. We need to prepare for the climate change we can't avoid. Now.

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Studies in shallow graves

January 5, 2017 - Ring

Forensic anthropology course conducts in-death investigations. All jokes about popular TV shows like Sherlock and CSI aside, real-world forensic anthropologists who assist in identifying and locating of missing persons share a desire for problem solving, critical thinking and a deep curiosity. Stephanie Calce’s forensic anthropology class exposes students to the huge field of forensic science through hands-on projects. Spoiler alert: the students live.

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Day in the Life: Moussa Magassa

December 18, 2014 - Ring

A poster on the office door of UVic Human Rights Education Advisor Moussa Magassa features a photo of a ring of children, their feet forming a circle of upraised soles. Below the touching image is a quote from Desmond Tutu including the line, “I am human because I belong.”

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The social power of gaming

April 10, 2013 - Ring

The nearly 3 billion hours per week spent playing video games across the world could be put to much better use—at least that’s the notion that was up for debate and discussion at IdeaFest’s Games Without Frontiers: The Social Power of Video Games symposium on March 9.

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A feast for the mind

February 6, 2013 - Ring

Most things only get better with age—in IdeaFest’s case, they also get bigger. Now in its second year, the University of Victoria’s popular festival of ideas has doubled in both length and content, running over two weeks from March 4–15 and featuring more than 50 free events from every faculty on campus (and more than half of UVic’s interdisciplinary research centres).

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New office provides focal point for interdisciplinary programs

January 9, 2013 - Ring

The large and complex challenges facing society today don’t respect the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. In support of research and education that address such problems, UVic has—for decades—offered a growing number of programs that integrate approaches and insights from different disciplines, providing students with deeper and more holistic understandings of complex issues.

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Women pave way for women’s studies

November 9, 2012 - Ring

From The Ring, March 23, 1979, p.2 Women in Victoria will soon be able to study contributions in Canada made by others of their sex, thanks in part to the efforts of four women on campus. As members of the women’s studies committee, they are hoping that enough women from the campus and community will register in UVic’s first women’s studies course to make it a success. Men are also welcome.

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JCURA: A cornucopia of undergrad research

April 25, 2012 - Ring

The Michele Pujol room in the Student Union Building was brimming with enthusiasm on April 10 as up-and-coming young scholars showcased their original research projects at the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards Fair. Established in 2009, the JCURA program encourages the development of strong academic relationships by funding collaborative research projects between faculty and undergraduates, giving promising students an appetite for original research in the process. This year there were 99 JCURA scholars, supervised by 87 faculty members, across 41 departments and schools.

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