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A Davos dynasty

2016-02-04 14:41

The Davos team and faculty advisor Murphy

MBA students repeat first-place performance in international sustainability business competition

Competing in the Corporate Knights’ “Business for a Better World Case Competition” is not for the faint of heart. Teams are pitted against fellow MBA students from universities across the globe for the opportunity to present their green business plan to a panel of elite judges in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum.

No pressure, right?

Updated Campus Plan finalized

2016-02-04 14:36

After an extensive 15-month planning and consultation process, and with the formal approval of the Board of Governors on Jan. 26, UVic’s Campus Plan has now been finalized.

Building on UVic’s 2003 Campus Plan, the updated plan providesa refreshed vision, guidelines and direction for future campus development, and responds to new challenges and opportunities. The document covers a planning horizon of 10 years, with longer-term considerations given for the next 25 years, on topics such as building placement and design, transportation, and open and natural spaces. It also plays a key role in supporting the university’s academic priorities and commitments to sustainability.

World-leading international perspective

2016-02-04 13:43

75,000 co-op placements . . . and counting

2016-02-03 18:07

Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services

Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 75,000th co-op placement.

Studying sea, learning land and leadership

2016-02-02 16:17

Kayaking with Redfish. Photo: Nicole Espe, Redfish student.
  • “Redfish teaches you about the systems of non-human and human nature around you, and shows you a community that you are a part of and you can help change.”
  • —Niloo Farahzadeh, 2015 Redfish alumna

The Salish Sea is a vibrant international region, teeming with change—so it should come as no surprise that an international field school which puts dynamic learning experiences at the heart of sustainability leadership reflects those characteristics as well.

Exchange experience immerses two students deeper into Hispanic studies

2016-01-28 19:07

The “Study Abroad” programs offered by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies left two UVic undergraduate students last year not only with an amplified fluency for Spanish but also with unforgettable memories and an incomparable immersion in language and culture.

New findings sharpen view on Vancouver properties in 1940s

2016-01-28 18:53

The role played by the City of Vancouver in the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s is now more clearly drawn, thanks to exhaustive work over the past two years by one of the biggest research projects in the field of humanities in Canada.

World’s only chair in transgender studies

2016-01-19 17:06

Devor and MacAdams. Credit: UVic Photo Services

A million dollar donation to establish a chair in transgender studies—the first of its kind—will make all the difference to students such as Alyx MacAdams, who self-identifies as a genderqueer and trans-masculine person.

“I am very grateful that this chair now exists, and I look forward to participating in and witnessing what happens over the next few years,” says MacAdams.

Coming together for mental health

2016-01-12 14:16

Alex Sterling is a busy woman. As UVic’s new student mental health programming coordinator, she is responsible for coordinating mental health events, preparing communications materials, and developing and delivering workshops for on positive mental health. Her position was created as part of UVic’s Student Mental Health Strategy (SMHS), now in its second year of implementation.

“I’ve been at UVic as an undergrad and grad, with a focus on counselling psychology and mental health,” says Sterling, who previously worked at the Resource Center for Students with a Disability. “When I saw that our campus was making student mental health a priority, in a cohesive and targeted way, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.”

Only taste can tell

2016-01-06 15:19

Let's Talk About Love

Popular culture steps into the spotlight with 2016 Southam Lecturer

When it comes to writing about popular culture, Carl Wilson’s heart will always go on. That’s partly because, as a music critic for Slate and Billboard magazines, Wilson is deeply passionate about the impact music can have on everyone’s lives; but it’s also because his book about CélineDion struck a chord that rivaled the power of love.