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Vanier Scholar advancing FASD diagnostics

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:41

Fontaine. Photo: uvic photo services
Fontaine. Photo: uvic photo services

It certainly sounds novel: could a smelling test, easy enough to administer to young children, help diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

That possibility is taking shape, thanks to work done by UVic neuroscience PhD student Christine Fontaine.


In memoriam: Alan Astbury

Mon, 2014-09-15 14:47

Astbury
Astbury

Physicist drew UVic into international scientific collaborations that helped put department’s achievements on the world stage


2014 Schulich Leadership Scholarships

Fri, 2014-09-05 16:52

Two recent high school graduates, one from Victoria and one from a rural community in the BC Interior, have been selected to receive this year’s prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship for their undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria.


Global recognition for four "highly cited" UVic researchers

Thu, 2014-09-04 11:24


New radioactivity monitoring network seeks volunteers

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:34

Oceanographer Jay Cullen collecting water
Oceanographer Jay Cullen. Photo: Diana Nethercott

Ever since the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, there’s been widespread concern along the coast of western North America about the potential danger of low-level radioactivity from that event crossing the Pacific Ocean.


International project maps salmon genome

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:14

Dr. Ben Koop at his computer
Dr. Ben Koop. Photo: Diana Nethercott

New genetic database holds huge potential for fisheries science and conservation

Salmon—they’re tasty and nutritious to eat, many livelihoods depend on them and they’re crucial to the health of coastal ecosystems.

Turns out they’re also a goldmine of information for geneticists and molecular biologists.


“Frosty genes” technology awarded US patent

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:18

Duplantis and Nano. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Duplantis and Nano. Credit: UVic Photo Services

The most effective vaccines against disease are those that expose our immune systems to live pathogens. But how do we do that without causing the very disease we’re trying to avoid?


UVic well-represented in Victoria honorary citizen awards

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:35

Of 12 people recognized on May 29 with City of Victoria Honorary Citizen awards, five have strong connections to UVic. Congratulations to Murray and Lynda Farmer; Kathy and Ken Shields; and Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe.
 


Getting “smart” under the sea

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:29

Smart Oceans BC system map
Smart Oceans BC system map

UVic’s world-leading Ocean Networks Canada embarks on a bold new phase of ocean monitoring.

 

The British Columbia coast is about to become the “smartest” on the planet.

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM Canada on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC.

Smart Oceans BC builds on the know-how and proven technologies of VENUS and NEPTUNE—the world’s most advanced cabled ocean observatories—to develop and install a series of mini-observatories, high-frequency radars, and automated vessel information systems at key points along the BC coast.


Getting smart, in the water

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:00

The BC coast is about to become the “smartest” on the planet. UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM Canada on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC. The project builds on the know-how and technologies of VENUS and NEPTUNE—the world’s most advanced ocean observatories—to develop and install a series of mini-observatories, high-frequency radars, and automated vessel information systems at key points along the BC coast. ONC has already pioneered Smart Ocean Systems on VENUS and NEPTUNE, and on a mini-observatory in Nunavut. “Smart Oceans takes these proven technologies to a whole new level,” says Dr. Kate Moran, ONC president and CEO.