Timely actions by many keep campus safe

January 5, 2017 - Ring

Preparedness, notification and quick responses by campus community members pay off in arrest of suspect. Personal safety on UVic’s campus is a shared responsibility—a point demonstrated by events in 2016. Looking out for each other should be an everyday occurrence. And on top of preparedness and prevention, there are times when quick thinking and rapid responses also play a key role in keeping the campus safe.

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Knowledge: cyber safe

November 26, 2016 - Ring

As digital technology becomes increasingly integrated and more advanced, so too does the threat to cyber-security. UVic’s Information Security and Object Technology research lab has been addressing this threat since 1999. Coordinator and research engineer Issa Traoré admits it’s a constant battle to keep ahead of hacker expertise and adaptability.

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Fire! Earthquake! Zombies! Are you ready for an emergency?

May 23, 2014 - Ring

May 4–10 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a great time to check your emergency kit and review what to do in the event of a crisis on campus, or at home. Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that takes place every year during the first full week of May. EP Week encourages Canadians to become better prepared for a range of emergencies, by taking three simple steps:

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Expert on homegrown terrorism

July 3, 2013 - Media tip

The following University of Victoria expert is available to discuss the anti-terror bill just passed in the House, as well as implications for liberal democracies in relation to the recent terrorism plots and attacks: Ronald Crelinsten (Centre for G…

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IDEAFEST 2012: Climate change and food security for BC

April 10, 2012 - Ring

When people analyse the issue of climate change, they often consider global temperature increases, rising sea levels and changes to ecosystems. The issue of food production and protection is another concern, though. On March 6, as part of UVic’s IdeaFest, Dr. Francis Zwiers, director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, and Dr. Aleck Ostry, a professor in UVic’s Department of Geography, held a public discussion about climate change in relation to food security in British Columbia—specifically in regard to water issues.

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Island food security means bounty for future

January 17, 2012 - Ring

It's well past the 12 days of Christmas and holiday feasting, but as Canadians calculate the cost of December 2011, they may experience firsthand what a recent Statistics Canada report tells us about the annual inflation rate. The price of fresh vegetables is up 13.2 per cent and bread up 11.9 per cent. But it’s not just high prices or earthquakes that could shake or break the fragile links that feed Vancouver Island residents.

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