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Gear up for a career: the mock interview

2015-03-05 11:34

Even for the most seasoned student, job interviews can be a harrowing experience—that's why UVic Co-op and Career launched an expanded series of mock interview clinics for co-op students this year. Indigenous co-op student David Jewett signed up to practice his skills for an upcoming interview at UBC Medicine.

New educational kit supports early childhood activities with Métis themes

2015-03-05 10:50

The objects look simple. Hand-sized swatches of organza. Coloured paper. A star-shaped hole punch. A blanket and rolled socks. But the meaning they hold can be transformative.

The educational kit of supplies and a colourful booklet of activities uses Métis history to engage young children in physical activities, literacy and art, helping build cultural awareness as well as healthy lifelong habits.

2015 Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award recipients

2015-03-05 10:43


Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater (psychology) and Dr. Anne Marshall (education) have been named the 2015 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award.

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President's Distinguished Service Awards

Celebrating exceptional staff

The celebration of this year’s President’s Distinguished Service Award recipients, hosted by President Jamie Cassels, took place Feb. 25 at the University Club. Before the recipients were named, Valerie Kuehne, UVic’s acting vice-president academic and provost, recognized and congratulated all those who had been nominated.

UVic Law’s 40th anniversary: a legal education of quality and commitment

2015 is a banner year for UVic Law: its 40th anniversary. We often think of UVic Law as a young aculty, but it has now delivered four decades of first-class legal education.  

On March 6 and 7, the faculty will celebrate this milestone with a series of events for alumni, faculty, students and friends. It is a time to take stock. What kind of law school is UVic? What distinctive contributions has it made to Canadian legal education over the last 40 years? Or, to put the question with a little more edge: Would British Columbia, would Canada, be any different if UVic Law had not been founded?

Watershed moments in Indigenous law bode well for UVic law programs

The summer of 2014 was a remarkable period in Canadian legal history. Within the span of three weeks, two Supreme Court of Canada judgments involving aboriginal title and treaty rights were brought down. Together, they significantly altered fundamental elements of national governance and current plans for economic development, as well as the legal landscape relating to land and resource entitlements.

Welcome to the Edge

Don't look now, but you’re living on the Edge . . . and it's a great place to be!

On Feb. 24, in the University Centre, hundreds of students, staff and faculty were on hand to greet UVic’s vibrant new look: a positioning concept, university narrative, and visual identity that reflects our university’s distinct qualities and defines the characteristics that set us apart—the UVic Edge.

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