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Two UVic scholars help debut new national college

2014-10-01 15:22

MacDonald. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria researchers—a psychologist who studies how we age mentally and a computer scientist who explores new ways to sort through large amounts of information—are charter members of a new national “college” for outstanding young scholars.

Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archaeology

2014-10-01 15:09

LeMaistre, Proctor, Fedje and Mackie. Photo: Patrick Shannon

Using some of the newest technologies in underwater archaeology, Quentin Mackie (anthropology) and Alison Proctor (engineering) may have discovered one of the oldest archaeological finds in Canada.

Right now all they know for sure is that they’ve discovered a line of basketball-sized rocks on the seafloor. Those rocks may well add to the mounting evidence about the ingenuity of an ice age people who lived and thrived on the west coast of Canada while much of Europe was still under ice. It’s a tantalizing possibility.

History mystery central to First World War exhibit

2014-09-29 13:25

Milwright and Heather Dean, UVic's associate director of Special Collections.

It’s a history mystery worthy of its own exhibition.

When Dr. Marcus Milwright, of UVic's recently renamed Art History and Visual Studies department, began planning his upcoming exhibit The Arts of World War I, he knew there was one item in the university library that he just had to use: a beautiful two-volume leather diary set illustrated with watercolours and pen-and-ink drawings of life during wartime. There’s only one problem: he has no idea to whom it actually belonged.

India field school spotlights intergenerational theatre

2014-09-24 14:31

The buildings may have been repaired, but two key segments of the population in the southeastern coastal region of India are still struggling to overcome the effects of the 2006 tsunami: seniors and rural youth. Now, a new UVic field school hopes to bring a sense of joy to these marginalized people by creating India’s first intergenerational theatre company. 

Unite to Change with United Way

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.

Give yourself a Ringside seat for great UVic news

2014-09-16 11:00

There’s a new way to discover great stories from around campus. Ringside is a news stream that gathers content from the Ring, Vikes, research items such as KnowlEDGE and stories from major media outlets. It’s best viewed on tablets, phones and other touch devices, but the feed is available for web browsers as well.

UVic ranked among world’s top universities

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.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

2014-09-11 13:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex coming to UVic

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.

2014 Schulich Leadership Scholarships

2014-09-05 15:52

Two recent high school graduates, one from Victoria and one from a rural community in the BC Interior, have been selected to receive this year’s prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship for their undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria.