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UVic chemist partners with tech firm to clean up industrial wastewater

The discharge of ammonia from industrial wastewater is an increasing concern for regulatory authorities because of the threat it poses to aquatic ecosystems. Now, a University of Victoria chemist and a Vancouver-based technology firm are teaming up to find a solution using innovative nanomaterial technologies.

Indigenous culture and passion for science connect through co-op work term

Microbiology co-op student Levana Mastrangelo is doing her part to make a difference in local Indigenous communities. She recently completed a co-operative education (co-op) work term with the Aboriginal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Outreach Program, where she became a liaison between UVic’s Science Venture and Indigenous youth on Vancouver Island.

TRIUMF studies antihydrogen in breakthrough research

Announced today, the ALPHA collaboration at TRIUMF completed the first spectroscopic measurement of an atom of antimatter using lasers. ALPHA is an international team of researchers, including the ALPHA-Canada group, which studies antihydrogen, the antimatter partner to hydrogen. TRIUMF / UVic emeritus scientist Art Olin led sophisticated analysis that gave direct evidence for the results reported in the paper.

UVic-led project expands cloud computing for world’s largest physics experiment

Randall Sobie, an adjunct physics professor at UVic and a research scientist with the Institute of Particle Physics, is leading a project to build a distributed data and cloud computing system for the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. The new system will significantly advance global investigations into the fundamental structure of the universe.

Development of syphilis vaccine is one step closer

UVic microbiologist Caroline Cameron and University of Washington’s Sheila Lukehart received a $2.3 million grant (USD) from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will allow them to continue to make headway on vaccine development against syphilis.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquia - 2017-03-22

Description:

Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Elliott Building lecture theatre 167 at 3:00 pm (unless otherwise stated). They are gearedat a general audience—faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit: http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php


Location: ELLIOTT BUILDING- 167
Times:15:00 - 16:00
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URL:http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php

Arctic spring: key processes influencing timing of primary production in ice-covered waters? - 2017-03-22

Description:

DR. CJ MUNDY
CNC-SCOR lecture tour speaker
Associate Professor
Department of Environment and Geography
University of Manitoba


Location: DAVID STRONG BUILDING- C118
Times:15:30 - 16:30
Pricing:

Free and open to the general public.


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Astronomy Open House - 2017-03-22

Description:

You say you do not know a red dwarf from a black hole? A giant star from a globular cluster? Well here's your chance to discover everything you've wanted to know about the sky! Everyonewelcome.


Location: WRIGHT CENTRE- 5th floor
Times:20:00 - 22:00
Pricing:

Free to the public


URL:http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/outreach_alumni/outreach_alumni/community/open-house/index.php

Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series - 2017-03-24

Description:

The Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series is held September through April; no registration is required for visitors.

Time and place: Friday afternoons from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in ECS 116(except where noted on the website).

Visit http://www.uvic.ca/science/biochem/about/news/seminars/index.php for more information.


Location: ENGINEERING COMP SCIENCE BUILDING- 116
Times:13:30 - 14:30
Pricing:
URL:http://www.uvic.ca/science/biochem/about/news/seminars/index.php

Chemistry Seminar Series - 2017-03-27

Description:

Spring 2017 seminars are held Mondays at 11:30 am in MAC D288, except where noted on the website.

Visit www.uvic.ca/science/chemistry/home/seminars/index.php for more information.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- D288
Times:11:30 - 12:30
Pricing:
URL:http://www.uvic.ca/science/chemistry/home/seminars/index.php

Physics and Astronomy Colloquia - 2017-03-29

Description:

Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Elliott Building lecture theatre 167 at 3:00 pm (unless otherwise stated). They are gearedat a general audience—faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit: http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php


Location: ELLIOTT BUILDING- 167
Times:15:00 - 16:00
Pricing:
URL:http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php

Crustal deformation following great subduction earthquakes controlled by mantle rheology and earthquake size - 2017-03-29

Description:

Tianhaozhe Sun
PhD Candidate
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria


Location: CORNETT BUILDING- A225
Times:15:00 - 16:00
Pricing:

Free and open to the public


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