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New CFI funding boosts major science projects

2015-06-04 11:09

UVic's leadership and participation in several national and international big science projects been given a huge shot in the arm with the injection of $14.8 million in new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).


Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

2015-06-04 10:03

Screenshot of The Franklin Mystery website home page.

Locating the sunken Erebus has sharpened some of the mystery surrounding the failed expedition—and reinforced Indigenous accounts of the tragedy


New deans and acting deans announced

2015-06-02 11:07

Four new academic leaders take up their posts at UVic this summer with the appointments of Dr. Patricia Marck as dean of human and social development, Dr. Susan Lewis as acting dean of fine arts, Dr. Cedric Littlewood as new acting dean of humanities and Dr. Kathryn Gillis as acting dean of science.


UVic sets strategic course for community engagement

2015-06-01 23:02

In line with the university’s vision of excellence in civic engagement and community-engaged research, UVic has established a new office to integrate support of its vision across all sectors of the university with specific strategic goals.

The Office of Community University Engagement [OCUE] will build on the university’s initiatives that over the years have forged strong relationships with community organizations aimed at meaningful change on society’s economic, social, cultural, technological and environmental challenges.


Spring 2015 honorary degree recipients

2015-06-01 16:47

Dunstan

The University of Victoria will present four honorary degrees for outstanding achievements in community-based leadership, public service, legal affairs and mathematics during spring convocation ceremonies.


Chancellor's installation opens convocation

2015-06-01 16:17

Chancellor Shelagh Rogers. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Shelagh Rogers became the university's 11th chancellor at the start of the calendar year, but it becomes official when she is installed in office at the outset of spring convocation ceremonies.


UVic gets top marks for sustainability in Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges

2015-05-28 16:40

The University of Victoria was given a perfect score in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges, an annual publication spotlighting campuses in the US and Canada with exceptional commitment to sustainability in their policies, initiatives and academic programs. 


“Big data” shows UVic is leading Canada in scientific impact

2015-05-22 17:14

Yang Shi

A data-driven analysis of scientific publications released May 20 by a leading European research centre puts UVic first in Canada for scientific impact in two broad fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering. 

The ranking, produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, also places UVic third in the country among all universities for overall scientific impact. 


New online inventory for Chinese Canadian artifacts in BC

2015-05-15 14:13

The University of Victoria is taking a lead role this year in the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) to establish an online inventory of Chinese Canadian artifacts held by local museums.


A journey through the Andes—one blog post at a time

2015-05-14 15:06

Dr. Ana María Peredo in front of a cactus.

The UVic community knows Dr. Ana María Peredo as an award-winning professor in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, whose research explores the role of business in fostering sustainable communities. But to the people she meets in the high Andes communities, she’s Señorita Ana María, a spirited traveler with a great respect for the people she encounters in a land that’s both familiar and foreign to her.