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Navigate campus a little easier with the new UVic mobile app

2016-08-16 15:08

It’s now a little harder to find an excuse for being late to class thanks to the University of Victoria’s new mobile app.

Students can personalize the app so it will display their course timetable with granular views showing class locations and times.


UVic Law and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry commissioners

2016-08-05 13:21

An inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada was announced yesterday, and 3 of the 5 appointed commissioners have close ties to UVic Law.


New CIHR funding boosts UVic health research

2016-08-02 11:49

Battling parasite-borne disease and improving family fitness are the goals of two University of Victoria projects recently awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


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