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Federal government invests in new centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at UVic

March 19, 2019 - Media release

The construction of a national centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at the University of Victoria received major funding support today with the federal government's announcement of $9.1 million for the transformative project. The centre of excellence for the study and understanding of Indigenous laws will house the world's first joint degree in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law (JD/JID), launched at UVic last September.

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Masterminds returns for 2019

March 14, 2019 - Ring

Since 2006, Wednesday evenings in April belong to the Masterminds lecture series. Every year, there's a new roster of entertaining speakers who delve into their personal passions to bring you engaging and visual presentations on an eclectic range of subjects. This year, join Hamar Foster, Alexandra Pohran-Dawkins, Claire Carlin and Trevor Hancock.

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Rainforests of the ocean

March 12, 2019 - Ring

Kelp forests are a rich ecosystem critical to many species such as herring and salmon, but researchers know that kelp is decreasing in some areas of the Pacific Northwest. Detailed maps of kelp beds developed by the British Navy in the 19th century are helping modern scientists chart habitat change in coastal BC.

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Heavy snow, not light work

March 11, 2019 - Ring

February's heavy snowfall was exceptional in more ways than one on campus. Even while most people enjoyed a “snow day” when the campus was closed late afternoon Monday, Feb. 11 and the following day, there were those who walked, carefully drove or carpooled to work so that residence students got fed, roads were plowed, pathways were cleared and payroll got processed.

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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019 - Ring

Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada's most renowned writers” —a claim few would refute. His passing made headlines in media outlets nationwide.

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