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The footprints of human settlement on the BC coast could be 13,000 years old

2015-06-29 16:02

L-R: Fedje and McLaren at the dig site. Credit: Joanne McSporran

Families gathering around a fire pit—an ancient custom that’s still with us today—may have been practiced as long as 13,000 years ago along BC's central coast. Footprints from what appear to be a man, woman and child circling a hearth were discovered last month below the tideline.


UVic celebrates with Pride

2015-06-29 16:00

UVic is unveiling a permanent rainbow crosswalk at one of the busiest pedestrian crossings on campus, to celebrate Pride Week in Victoria and to affirm its support and commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.


In the spirit of collaboration

2015-06-12 15:21

How do Greater Victoria’s post-secondary institutions work together with municipalities to benefit the region? First, you get everyone in the same room and start the conversation.

On June 2, the presidents of Royal Roads University and Camosun College joined UVic President Jamie Cassels in welcoming more than 80 elected municipal officials, city managers and academic leaders from the three post-secondary institutions to an inaugural Catalyst Conversations forum that challenged participants to imagine how they could work together to benefit our region.


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