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The impact of one French tweet

Mon, 2013-12-23 17:32

@lexico400 Le Robert and the tweet that started it all
The tweet that started it all

Visibilité. The word itself appears on the 1,873th page of the French dictionary Le Grand Robert (12th edition). It can mean “impact” or revealing things clearly. It is also what Dr. Catherine Caws, chair of the UVic French department, achieved with the class of FRAN400: Advanced Studies in French Linguistics: on Sept. 10, the Le Robert editors—without paper or ink and entirely online—reached out impromptu to retweet about the course and to find out more. Now that’s visibility.


Ian MacPherson, historian of UVic

Wed, 2013-11-20 01:09

MacPherson.
MacPherson.

Historian of the university and Honorary Degree Recipient

The university lost one of its shining lights in November with the passing of historian Dr. Ian MacPherson. In addition to his scholarly contributions—which were exemplary—MacPherson was a leading administrator and great friend to the university who had recently authored a book-length history of UVic. Moreover, MacPherson stood out as a champion in his field, becoming avant le lettre the type of figure who we now recognize and praise as a community-engaged academic. 


Shared resources shape grad’s research

Thu, 2013-11-07 12:59

Bazuik, in the Indigenous Plant Garden near the SUB.
Bazuik, in the Indigenous Plant Garden near the SUB. Photo: Jeff Nicholls

“Personal success is not personal,” says Blaise Bazuik, who will graduate this month with a BA Honours in Women’s Studies and speaks with enthusiasm about the support she has received from both the women’s studies community and the on-campus Indigenous community. She credits them for her academic and personal success.


Congratulations, Fall 2013 grads!

Thu, 2013-11-07 11:17

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Fall Convocation, which stretches across four ceremonies conducted during Nov. 12 and 13, the University of Victoria will award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,251 students.


At the United Nations

Wed, 2013-11-06 11:44

Benson, Heyns, Haque, Letendre and Haque.
At the UN: (L-R) George Benson, Marguerite Heyns, Syed Haque, Sophie Letendre and Saiful Haque.

A first-hand account of student and alumni participation in the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development

Our well-shined shoes clicking on the marble floor intermingled with our nervous breathing: we were here. Marguerite Heyns, Harrison Ellis, Sophie Letendre and I had finally made it inside the United Nations building and were present at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD).


WWI and Victoria: A city goes to war

Mon, 2013-11-04 11:35

The Empress Hotel opened its doors in 1908, less than 10 years before the start of World War One (1914-1918). Can you imagine the scenes over teacups in the recently built hotel when news of war broke out? Did the Inner Harbour look much different then, when Victoria residents strolling along the water first heard news their country was going to war?


Xenia near Arma - Another UVic International Field School

Thu, 2013-10-03 11:19

EBAP member and UVic undergrad Sam Bartlett (foreground) on first morning of Eleon dig, June 2013. ALL PHOTOS: Brendan Burke

The people of ancient Eleon left many traces, but very few coins are being unearthed at an active archaeological site near the village of Arma in central Greece. The earliest inhabitants lived in pre-monetary times.

And money mattered far less than hospitality when 27 people arrived this summer.


International prize for digital humanist

Wed, 2013-10-02 16:13


2013 Premier’s International Scholarships

Wed, 2013-10-02 16:08

Three UVic students are among 20 BC recipients of premier’s scholarships for study abroad. Carolyn Tsao (economics/mathematics), Ryan Abbott (Hispanic studies), and Victoria More (law) will receive between $6,000 and $10,000 each in Premier’s International Scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to support their enrolment in overseas programs.


A community celebration of the Bard

Thu, 2013-09-12 14:36

All the world’s a stage—and for six weeks this fall, UVic will be a major player in a community celebration of the works of the Bard. The university is joining in the unique collaboration, Shakespeare Onstage-Offstage, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Belfry Theatre, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum and other partners. One of the events is a public display of all four Shakespeare Folios in one place, for the first time ever in BC.