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Fledgling researcher takes flight

June 7, 2017 - Ring

Victoria Philibert, who graduates this month with a double major in philosophy and Pacific and Asian studies, is a perfect example of how the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) can impact UVic students whose first forays into deep research evoke personal insights and discovery.

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UVic faculty bask in Royal Society of Canada spotlight

January 20, 2016 - Ring

Canada’s academic stars to converge on Victoria Hey Victoria, get ready to host almost 400 distinguished academic guests—the Royal Society of Canada is coming to town! The Royal Society (RSC) is Canada’s national academy dedicated to promoting learning and research in three main streams: the arts and humanities; the social sciences; and the sciences. Every year, the RSC holds its annual general meeting in a different Canadian city. This year, RSC fellows and college members from across the country will converge on the Victoria Conference Centre/Fairmont Empress Hotel on Nov. 26–28. The University of Victoria is the sponsor institution.

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Art, animals and us

February 6, 2013 - Ring

Humans have a complex relationship with animals. Although animals ourselves, we humans, especially in Western cultures, often see ourselves as exceptional or “above” other species with which we share the planet. Yet those other animals are integral to virtually all aspects of our existence.

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