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Residence renewal plan proposed

2015-01-23 15:06

Residences Services is proposing a 10-year plan to address significant needed improvements to the university’s aging student residences and a shortage of campus housing.


FOXY peer leader thrilled by Arctic Inspiration award

2015-01-15 11:29

FOXY participants accepting the Arctic Inspiration Award.

Makenzie Zouboules, third-year UVic honours political science and writing co-op student, is something of a celebrity in her hometown of Yellowknife, NWT. Last month, along with FOXY co-founders Candice Lys and Nancy MacNeill, Zouboules accepted a $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize for their work with northern youth. Originally part of Lys’ PhD dissertation on public health promotion, FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) is a participatory research project aimed at talking with young people about sexual health, sexuality and relationships across the three northern Canadian territories.


New UVic-led physics facility will attract the world's scientists

2015-01-08 10:33

Karlen, inside the new ARIEL facility.

Creating cutting-edge technology isn’t that different from learning to play a musical instrument, building a car from scratch or even writing a sports slogan—you just do it.


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The facts of life

Any parent with a computer in the house knows the warnings—keep the device in a central place, like a kitchen, so children can surf the internet under the supervision of an adult.

Passing the torch

At the end of 2014, Murray Farmer concluded his term as UVic Chancellor, and was succeeded in the post by Shelagh Rogers. At the end of December, Farmer had served an amazing 150 months on the UVic Board of Governors, making him one of the longest-serving elected or appointed board members.

Calling all couch potatoes

New Year's resolutions to exercise more are as predictable as post-holiday leftovers, bloated credit card statements and pine needles embedded in the carpet. But while the joint goal of getting fit and losing weight is generally the most popular of resolutions, it is also the one most commonly broken.

Hope and an intergenerational legacy emerge from India field school

People who have mostly known only poverty and suffering have now found new hope, a sense of joy and a stronger community thanks to a recent University of Victoria Applied Theatre field school in India.

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