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Board of Governors approves 2016/17 budget

2016-04-04 10:32

The University of Victoria Board of Governors has approved a $347.3-million balanced operating budget for 2016/17 that focuses priorities by maintaining and enhancing academic quality and building strength in recruiting and retaining the best students faculty and staff as a leading research-intensive university.

CUVIC Conference to highlight UVic and community responses to the TRC Calls to Action

2016-04-01 11:35

From April 27 to 29, the University of Victoria (UVic) and community partners will host CUVIC 2016: Reconciliation, Innovation and Transformation through Engagement. The conference will showcase how UVic and the broader community are responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada's Calls to Action on the following five topics: child welfare, education, health, justice, and language and culture.

2016 President's Distinguished Service Awards

2016-04-01 10:48

Photo: UVic Photo Services.

The celebration of this year's President's Distinguished Service Award recipients, hosted by President Jamie Cassels, took place on March 31 at the University Club. Before the recipients were named, Valerie Kuehne, UVic's vice-president academic and provost, recognized and congratulated all those who had been nominated.

Celebrating 10 years of making change

2016-03-29 12:42

Updated: April 6, 2016

An introduction to poetry, eye witness memory, neuropolitics, the politics of the refugee crisis in a Canadian context, a short history of early Protestantism in England and functions of the human immune system. These are just some of the many topics covered in Uni 101, Uni 102 and Uni 201 — a program at UVic offering free, non-credit university courses to people who face significant barriers to post-secondary education.

On March 31, University 101 celebrated its 10th anniversary.

UVic scientist leads new open-access chemistry journal

2016-03-29 12:11


When the new international chemistry journal ACS Omega launches this summer, a longtime University of Victoria chemist will be steering its direction.

2016 Provost’s Engaged Scholar recipients announced

2016-03-15 09:40

Lutz. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Dr. Jessica Ball (child and youth care) and Dr. John Lutz (history) have been named the 2016 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award. This is the third year for the annual awards program, which celebrates the integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life community engagement. It recognizes tenured faculty members who have achieved great distinction as community-engaged scholars.

UVic engineering student's "Science, Action!" video

2016-03-09 11:25

UVic mechanical engineering student Devesh Bharadwaj is participating in a nation-wide NSERC competition, Science, Action! The video contest challenges post-secondary students to film the people, research and innovations that are transforming the way Canadians live and work, and showcases how science and engineering contributes to our understanding of the world and universe around us.

Designing a new future—after 28 years at UVic

2016-03-02 16:51

Stichbury in his office. Photo: Bert Timmermans

With Summer & Smoke, Allan Stichbury takes a farewell bow from teaching

After 28 years in the Department of Theatre, design professor Allan Stichbury says his favourite show continues to be whatever he’s currently working on. And while his beautiful, Mississippi-inspired set for the Phoenix Theatre production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke (running March 10-19) is no exception to this rule, it will be his final play before retiring from UVic this spring.

Honorary Degree for Reconciliation Activist

2016-03-02 16:46

Mavis Gillie, an effective advocate for Aboriginal rights and reconciliation, particularly in Canada’s North and British Columbia, will be granted a UVic honorary degree.

The university’s highest honour will be presented to Gillie, 88, at a special convocation ceremony on March 9 in the University Club of Victoria.

Conditional sale of Dunsmuir Lodge announced

2016-03-02 16:36

1987 aerial view of Dunsmuir Lodge. Photo: UVic Archives

Dunsmuir Lodge is expected to begin life anew, as the non-academic property on the Saanich Peninsula returns to its roots in health and wellness. UVic has reached an agreement for the conditional sale of Dunsmuir Lodge and 25 acres of woodland to Homewood Health of Guelph, Ont.