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Linguistics student off to Shanghai on Premier's Scholarship

Mon, 2010-09-13 09:56

Photo of Brittney O'Neill.
O'Neill. Photo: Tara Sharpe.

Unlike many students returning to university this fall, Brittney O'Neill doesn't have to worry about covering her tuition. The third-year UVic linguistics student is heading to East China Normal University in Shanghai as BC's sole recipient of the 2010 Irving K Barber Premier's One World Scholarship worth $20,000.

Noted linguist appointed new humanities dean

Thu, 2010-07-01 19:00

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Archibald. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

If you've ever taken a linguistics course, the name John Archibald will already be familiar to you. He's the co-editor of the longstanding best-selling introductory text on linguistics—Contemporary Linguistic Analysis—and he is also UVic's new dean of humanities.

Looking over Sir James Douglas’s shoulder

Thu, 2010-07-01 17:15

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Local actors as (L-R) Gov. Richard Blanshard, Sir James Douglas and Queen Victoria at the launch of The Governor's Letters

A heritage preservation project that has created a legacy for all British Columbians completed its second phase with the June 22 launch of The Governor’s Letters at Government House by Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point.

Convocation: Erin Fairweather

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

A picture of Erin Fairweather

Since her final final exam, Erin Fairweather has been couchsurfing. But don’t get the idea that she’s a slacker. Winner of this year’s Jubilee Medal in the Humanities, Fairweather has been traveling through France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain living with people offering their couches to budget travelers through

Convocation: Melanie Siebert

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

A picture of Melanie Siebert

This year’s top graduate student thesis is already a published book of poetry. Even before writing student Melanie Siebert defended her poetry thesis for her MFA—which has earned her the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal—it was accepted for publication by McClelland and Stewart. Published in April, Deepwater Vee is already making waves in the Canadian poetry scene and was featured in a segment of the CBC Radio show The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, who called the book “ravishing.”

Convocation: Emily Blacker

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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It’s unusual for a master’s student to be published, but the work of Emily Blacker, who is receiving a Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal, is far from typical.

Convocation: Ryan Tonkin

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Tonkin. Photo: UVic Photo Services

After leaving home at the age of 14 and high school after Grade 10, Ryan Tonkin worked a series of odd jobs around Victoria before starting to put his goals into action in his early twenties.

Amber Whittle et al. - History 481

Tue, 2010-06-01 00:00

Two of the teams from History 481 whose websites were launched in December have won the Peter Liddell Award for Humanities Computing.

Craigdarroch Research Awards 2010

Sat, 2010-05-01 14:00

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Pearson. Photo: Arnold Lim Photography

The 2010 Craigdarroch Research Awards, which recognize research excellence at UVic in six categories of achievement, were presented at a celebration event on April 27. This year featured presentation of the inaugural award for excellence in artistic expression, acknowledging a significant body of work that furthers our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Lorna Crozier: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Sat, 2010-05-01 14:00

Distinguished Professor Lorna Crozier (writing) won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize for her volume of poignant recollections Small Beneath the Sky at the 2010 BC Book Prize awards banquet in early April.