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Small boat traffic

September 27, 2019 - News

Vic marine biologist and coastal geographer Lauren McWhinnie is now looking at how we can also reduce noise pollution from small vessel traffic on this population of whales.

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Concrete improvements

June 30, 2019 - News

Civil engineering PhD candidate Harsh Rathod is using artificial intelligence and robotics to help detect and quantify defects like cracks and holes in public infrastructure such as bridges and dams.

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Small boat noise in the Salish Sea impacts whale health

June 7, 2019 - Ring

On World Ocean’s Day, marine biologist and coastal geographer Lauren McWhinnie is excited to be part of the festivities at Fisherman’s Wharf and supporting local organization SIMRES (Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society); however, her purpose will be to raise awareness about small boat noise in the Salish Sea and its impact on the health of whales and in particular the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW).

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Transportation needs of an aging population: report

December 18, 2017 - News

Long lineups, poor signage and garbled announcements over a loudspeaker can be a nuisance for any traveller. But for older adults, they can present significant roadblocks in their journey, whether taking a cross-country trip by train, or a bus ride to visit family. These are some of the findings in “Older Canadians on the Move,” a new report by an expert panel chaired by Neena Chappell, professor emeritus (sociology) at UVic’s Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and released by the Council of Canadian Academies.

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