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New funding strengthens UVic’s national leadership in protein research

January 23, 2018 - Media release

Improved diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's will be the outcome of more than $18 million in funding awarded today to two national research platforms in which the University of Victoria plays a key role. UVic's Christoph Borchers, an internationally recognized protein chemist and director of the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, is leading a new pan-Canadian proteomics research platform.

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Shark food is where it's at

January 22, 2018 - Media release

For sharks, it’s more where they eat than what they eat. Thanks to a new study co-authored by UVic biologists Francis Juanes and Amy Teffer, it’s clear coastal sharks have very different feeding patterns than deeper ocean sharks and it could help overturn declines in the world’s shark populations.

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The Mercer Report visits UVic and exercises its brain

January 17, 2018 - Ring

On Jan. 16, the Rick Mercer Report launched its final season on CBC. The first episode features the comedian and satirist's visit to UVic campus last fall in which Mercer gets a brainwave assessment in Olav Krigolson's neuroeconomics lab, test-drives a 3D-printed prosthetic at the Victoria Hand Project lab and attempts to sing opera with music prof. Benjamin Butterfield.

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