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Urban design to support the disoriented

2014-11-06 23:53

Przydatek

You may have heard of care facilities designed specifically for people with dementia; they have features such as circular walkways, colour-coded areas that help people recognize where they are, or simple signs hung at eye level. But what if we started taking the needs of people with dementia into consideration when we designed a new park or a city street? These were questions Maria Przydatek explored as part of her masters thesis on dementia-friendly urban planning.


Law grad puts WSÁNEĆ legal order in the spotlight

2014-11-06 23:48

Clifford

When UVic law graduate student Robert Clifford was called to the bar in the summer of 2012, the celebration at the Victoria Law Courts involved much more than the usual fanfare of family and friends with cameras and congratulatory flowers.

A special ceremony with traditional drumming and singing took place to honour Clifford—a member of the Tsawout First Nation—and the first person of the four Saanich (WSÁNEĆ) Tribes to become a lawyer.


A Nobel-filled year for biochemistry grad

2014-11-06 23:30

Tonkin

How many people can say they’ve rubbed shoulders with 37 Nobel laureates? For Michelle (Tonkin) Parker that amazing experience capped a remarkable academic career at UVic that culminates this month with a PhD in biochemistry.


Fall 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

2014-11-06 23:23

The University of Victoria will present three honorary degrees for outstanding achievements in public health, journalism and community-based leadership during fall convocation ceremonies.


Congrats Fall 2014 grads!

2014-11-06 23:04

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Fall Convocation on Nov. 10 and 12, ceremonies will be held to confer degrees, diplomas or certificates upon 1,272 graduating students.


UVic #2 in 2015 Maclean's Rankings

2014-10-29 16:20

Once again, the University of Victoria has been ranked among the top Canadian comprehensive universities by Maclean's magazine. This is the eighth consecutive year that UVic has been ranked either first or second in this category. In a strong showing across the board, UVic racked up top-three finishes in eight of the 12 key performance indicators used by Maclean's for its 2015 rankings.


UVic launches Student Mental Health Strategy

2014-10-22 16:02

Rebekah Erickson’s life profoundly changed shortly after graduating from high school, when someone very close to her tragically passed away from suicide. In learning to cope with the grief, confusion and sadness, Erickson found her passion in life—helping others.

“I realized the importance of having a strong support network around you,” said Erickson, in her fourth year of psychology at the University of Victoria. “The loss I experienced really ignited my desire to help people who are dealing with mental illness and struggling to find that support.” A peer helper in the university’s counselling services, Erickson is pursuing a career in the mental health field.


UVic United Way Campaign off to fast start

2014-10-22 09:55

The UVic United Way is proud to announce that only two weeks after our kick-off on October 6 we are more than two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal of $250,000. UVic is counting on the support of the entire campus community as the campaign pushes to meet its goal.

During the month of October, all UVic employees received emails detailing the new online donation system used this year. More information about donating online to United Way is available at www.uvic.ca/unitedway/donate.


Groundbreaking work on Indigenous law recognized with prestigious research chair

2014-10-17 11:17

Borrows. Credit: UVic Photo Services

New CRC excited about combined degree program in Indigenous and Canadian law

UVic Law professor Dr. John Borrows secured one of the most prestigious research professorships in the country when he was officially named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law on Thursday, Oct. 16.


Indigenous economic development consortium announced

2014-10-16 10:04

NCIED group

A new consortium to promote Indigenous economic development across Canada was recently announced at UVic.

The National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED) has the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and the UVic Faculty of Law working together on community-based education and research to drive innovative economic change. The consortium was developed with the collaboration of leaders from Indigenous communities, business and government.