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BC budget supports UVic initiatives

February 22, 2018 - Ring

On Feb. 20 the provincial government tabled Budget 2018 which includes support of a UVic law program that will be the first of its kind in the world, funding for tuition waivers for former youth in care and a change in the policies for financing of student housing, which will help with the construction of a new UVic residence.

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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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World's first Indigenous law degree to be offered at UVic

February 21, 2018 - Media release

A new law program at the University of Victoria is the world's first to combine the intensive study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law, enabling people to work fluently across the two realms. Students will graduate with two professional degrees, one in Canadian Common Law (Juris Doctor or 'JD') and one in Indigenous Legal Orders (Juris Indigenarum Doctor or 'JID').

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Experts on BC Budget

February 19, 2018 - Expert advisory

Seven UVic experts are available to media for comment on the BC budget—to be revealed Feb. 20—with particular focus on housing, homelessness, poverty, health inequity, seniors care, family economics, childhood education and income assistance, as well as implications for tourism, entrepreneurship and business.

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PhD student develops a program to help researchers calculate alcohol-related harms

February 1, 2018 - Ring

How much does alcohol cost? Think beyond the price of a bottle of wine; how many deaths per year are due to alcohol-related colon cancer? How about hospitalizations due to impaired driving accidents? To calculate these costs, PhD student Adam Sherk developed the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies, or InterMAHP.

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