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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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Cultural re-centring model

March 29, 2019 - News

How does one “speak back” to violence experienced by Indigenous girls, young women, two-spirit youth, even whole communities impacted from centuries of oppression? This question frames the work of Sisters Rising, an Indigenous-led, community-based research project that honours Indigenous youth who have experienced sexualized, gender-based violence by offering traditional land- and arts-based teachings.

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Teens + tech = HighTechU

August 23, 2018 - Ring

Inspired by local youth and Victoria's growing technology sector, HighTechU is more than a coding program. It's an experiential learning program where high school students build the diverse skills needed to succeed in higher education and the tech industry.

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Cultural connection

June 22, 2018 - News

Chantal Adams recalls her first encounter with Sandrina de Finney, an associate professor at UVic's School of Child and Youth Care. Adams was a first-year student when De Finney and a master's student visited one of Adams' classes. They spoke about their work with Indigenous children and families, sang and drummed and discussed the concept of intersectionality.

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Effects of cannabis use on youth: can we predict the future?

June 6, 2018 - Media release

New research by UVic psychologist Bonnie Leadbeater and lead author Kara Thompson from St. Francis Xavier University has identified specific patterns of cannabis use by youth. Thompson and Leadbeater, along with two other researchers, drew from an earlier youth survey conducted by UVic and Island Health. They expect their new findings will help inform current and future cannabis policies in Canada.

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Expert Q&A on bullying prevention

February 22, 2018 - Expert advisory

Pink Shirt Day is on Feb. 28. UVic psychologist Bonnie Leadbeater is available to speak to media about bullying prevention. Since 2008, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund has hosted the annual anti-bullying campaign Pink Shirt Day in Vancouver. This year's focus is on cyber bullying.

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