Campus philanthropy fair

November 7, 2019 - Notice

Join the UVic Development team at a philanthropy fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Centre. Drop in and help say thanks to one of the more than 5,000 donors who support UVic annually.

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Focus on education

July 8, 2019 - News

Four students from Africa are completing PhDs at UVic with the help of donors and UVic’s Faculty of Education. Godwin Nnko, Kassim Dadi, William Pastory and Patrick Makokoro are receiving support from the Millennium Futures Fund and the Dr. Jean Downie Dey Memorial Award.

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Indigenous high school students experience STEM research at UVic

June 25, 2019 - News

Lysozymes. Particle physics. Virtual reality. Drone technology. Black holes. These are a few of the science and technology topics that 10 Indigenous high school students delved into during a week-long STEM residency at the University of Victoria from May 27-31. The grade 11 students—nine from BC and one from Saskatchewan—were mentored by UVic professors and grad students over five eventful days on campus.

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Web of support fosters new leadership in inclusive education

June 5, 2019 - Ring

For Dominique Rochefort, a citizen of the Métis Nation, the journey to become an empowered teacher was mined with self-doubts and life challenges. Rochefort graduates with a UVic BEd in elementary teacher education—and will receive a Maxwell Cameron award from the BC Teachers’ Federation for the outstanding quality of her practice teaching, her top GPA and engagement in social justice.

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Student Ambassadors donate $2,000 to help students in financial need

April 11, 2019 - Ring

Using profits from selling flowers and frames at convocation, this year's cohort of Student Ambassadors is donating $1,000 to the Student Emergency Fund, which supports students who are in financial crises and need immediate assistance. An anonymous alumni donor surprised the group—matching their contribution to the Student Emergency Fund this year, making their total gift $2,000.

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UVic Sports Hall of Fame for 2019

February 7, 2019 - News

Joining the UVic Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 are Lori Clarke, a two-time women's basketball national champion; Sara Brant Ballantyne, a member of the inaugural national championship-winning women’s field hockey team; and Michael Holmes, an outstanding contributor and champion for Vikes rugby.

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