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Not your typical science class

Tue, 2010-02-09 21:41

A Science Venture participant discovers the joy of goo. PHOTO: SCIENCE VENTURE

In the remote First Nations community of Yuquot on Nootka Island, the children know the name: Science Venture. Last summer, the youth explored the island's shoreline and learned about the area's rich marine life and its traditional uses. It was part of a week-long outreach camp that saw members of UVic's Science Venture program travel by land, boat and air to bring the excitement of science to local youth. Yuquot is one of eight remote communities on Vancouver Island that hosted an outreach camp last summer.


Science Venture: Not your typical science class

Mon, 2010-02-01 01:00

A Science Venture participant discovers the joy of goo.
A Science Venture participant discovers the joy of goo. PHOTO: SCIENCE VENTURE

In the remote First Nations community of Yuquot on Nootka Island, the children know the name: Science Venture.

Last summer, the youth explored the island’s shoreline and learned about the area’s rich marine life and its traditional uses.

It was part of a week-long outreach camp that saw members of UVic’s Science Venture program travel by land, boat and air to bring the excitement of science to local youth. Yuquot is one of eight remote communities on Vancouver Island that hosted an outreach camp last summer.


Law student sets sights on defending animals’ rights

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

Photo of Hunt with Ruthie, adopted from Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue
Hunt with Ruthie, adopted from Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue

The environmental law program brought Cara Hunt to UVic. But she has ended up dedicating her time on campus to protecting and advancing the rights of animals.

“Animal law is the pre-eminent social justice issue of our time,” says Hunt. “More people are going vegan and vegetarian every day.”


Fast, fresh and futuristic

Wed, 2009-07-01 14:00

A picture of Simon Basch et al.
Lead Simon Basch playing "Shame Herbison" and Eliza Robertson playing "Kathryn," with Daniel Hogg, cinematographer

Writing instructor Maureen Bradley and a small class of students sit in a dark computer lab in the Fine Arts Building. Projected on the wall is the result of months of planning and hard work: the Freshman’s Wharf web series.


Cador: A new world view through art

Mon, 2009-06-01 14:00

A picture of Jennifer Cador
Cador by the Susan Point spindle whorl sculpture in the Fine Arts Building. Photo: Robie Liscomb

For most students, university is certainly an experience. But for art history graduate Jennifer Cador, it’s been literally life-changing.


Christie: Award-winning student credits work ethic

Mon, 2009-06-01 14:00

During her time at the University of Victoria, biology graduate Jennifer Christie found the one guiding principle that would spur her on to success: hard work.


Walton: From Mongolia to the BC Legislature

Mon, 2009-06-01 14:00

Lindsay Walton’s future is wide open–but wherever she goes, she’ll be driven by her passion for social justice. The 22-year-old women’s studies honours graduate has her sights set on politics, international development, violence against women and law all as possible areas to explore in post-degree life.


Network makes connections to change the lives of Indigenous youth

Sun, 2009-03-01 15:00

A picture of Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network logo
Helping hands provide the basis of symbolism for the Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network logo. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Indigenous youth are over-represented in BC’s child welfare system, and UVic researchers are setting out to help change that.


Day in the life: Hung Nguyen

Sun, 2009-02-01 15:00

A picture of Hung Nguyen
Nguyen. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A day in the life of janitor Hung Nguyen starts early and by 7 a.m. he has already scrubbed the floor of the University Centre’s main foyer.


Grad dad lands in public office

Sat, 2008-11-01 18:07

Photo of Hinton and his family
Hinton, with wife Yasmeen and son Zaiven. Photo: Rosemary Westwood

It’s not every year that a UVic student graduates and runs for public office in the same week. But Ryan Hinton isn’t a typical UVic student.