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Unite to Change with United Way

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:40

Supports of the 2013 United Way campaign cheering by a sign

It’s that time of year again. United Way Greater Victoria’s annual fundraising campaign is underway and this year the charitable organization has set its fundraising goal at $6 million. United Way counts on the support of the Greater Victoria community to reach its goal each year.


UVic ranked among world’s top universities

Mon, 2014-09-15 14:51

The 2014/15 QS World University Rankings, released this morning, provide another confirmation of UVic’s presence among the world’s top higher education institutions.

UVic’s rise from last year’s QS results was particularly significant, jumping more places in the 2014 ranking than any other Canadian university except Laval.


Sophie, Countess of Wessex coming to UVic

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:26

On Saturday, Sept. 13, UVic will welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to campus.

Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie—Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex—arrive in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 12 for a five-day visit of BC.


Campus construction update: Facilities and projects poised to improve campus

Thu, 2014-09-04 10:03

Mystic Market, almost ready to go.
Mystic Market, almost ready to go.

As the semester opens, a wide range of construction activities dot the campus, but four major projects stand out. Though temporary fences and construction work can be a minor inconvenience, these projects are also part of how the university is delivering on the promise of a better learning environment.


Academic leadership updates for Summer 2014

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:50

St. Clair
St. Clair

Four academic leaders will take new posts on campus this summer, with the appointments of Dr. Catherine Krull as dean of social sciences, Dr. Ralf St. Clair as dean of education, Dr. Bruce Wright as head of medical sciences and Dr. Robina Thomas as the inaugural director of Indigenous academic and community engagement.


Shelagh Rogers named as UVic’s next Chancellor

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:43

Rogers. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Rogers. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Shared values and aspirations bring celebrated broadcaster to UVic

Nationally recognized broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, OC, was announced today as the next Chancellor of the University of Victoria. The popular national radio host, witness and champion of reconciliation for Aboriginal people, long-time advocate for adult literacy and mental health awareness and an acknowledged “voice” of the country will become the university’s 11th Chancellor next year.


Fire! Earthquake! Zombies! Are you ready for an emergency?

Fri, 2014-05-02 14:24

Are you prepared?
Are you prepared?

May 4–10 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a great time to check your emergency kit and review what to do in the event of a crisis on campus, or at home.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event that takes place every year during the first full week of May. EP Week encourages Canadians to become better prepared for a range of emergencies, by taking three simple steps:


Economic role for universities is key, says Cassels

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:38

Cassels (centre), Emily Carr President Burnett (l) and BCIT Dean Goy (r).
UVic President Cassels (centre) joined Emily Carr President Ron Burnett (l) and BCIT Dean Rod Goy (r) in Vancouver April 24.

Building new programs and expanding capacity in high-demand areas to meet the needs of both students and the new economy is a key role for BC postsecondary institutions, says University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels.

Cassels was speaking to an audience of 160 business leaders in Vancouver April 24 during a panel on “Institutions as Economic Enablers” that was part of the “Putting BC To Work” business forum hosted by the Business Council of BC and CKNW AM980.


Budget framework 2014/15

Thu, 2014-04-03 05:34

The University of Victoria's Board of Governors this week approved a $323 million operating budget framework for the university with no budget reductions for 2014/15.


Introducing the UVic ONECard

Tue, 2014-04-01 10:36

The new UVic ONECard
The new UVic ONECard

UVic is launching the ONECard, a new photo identification card for all members of the UVic community, on May 1, 2014.

Offering the services of multiple cards in one, the ONECard will be the official identification card for members of the campus community. ONECard will support the functionality of current ID and food services cards, including tap-and-go payment technology at all University Food Services locations.