feature photo

A UVic engineer is developing an easy way to detect mining's toxic leftovers

June 7, 2018 - Ring

Even decades after a mine closes, people in surrounding communities can face serious health risks from drinking contaminated water. Communities in BC’s North are particularly at risk of arsenic poisoning due to the legacy of gold and uranium mines, says University of Victoria green chemist and professor of civil engineering, Heather Buckley.

Read more: A UVic engineer is developing an easy way to detect mining's toxic leftovers
feature photo

Unwanted legacy

May 25, 2018 - News

Even decades after a mine closes, people in surrounding communities can face serious health risks from drinking contaminated water. Communities in BC’s North are particularly at risk of arsenic poisoning due to the legacy of gold and uranium mines, says Heather Buckley, green chemist and professor of civil engineering at the University of Victoria.

Read more: Unwanted legacy
feature photo

Knowledge: snowpack science

October 28, 2016 - Ring

A significant amount of freshwater in western Canada and the North originates as snowpack from the Rocky Mountains. Terry Prowse, a UVic geographer and a senior federal research scientist who studies hydrology, water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Read more: Knowledge: snowpack science