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CanAssist technologies help people remain independent longer

2015-05-12 14:14

Nathanael Kuipers using assistive technology

Thousands of British Columbians living with dementia and other challenging conditions will benefit from innovative new technologies being developed by CanAssist at the University of Victoria.


More than just a smile: community dental clinics lead to recognition for social work professor

2015-05-05 11:35

Sydney Adair, clinic administrator, and Wallace at the Cool Aid dental clinic.

Social work professor Bruce Wallace, with the UVic Faculty of Human and Social Development, is the recent recipient of a BC Dental Association award of merit. Also a researcher and advocate, Wallace has invested the lion’s share of his academic career to improving access to dental care for those with low or no incomes. 


Grand opening of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities

2015-05-04 10:57

Just hours into the community open house for UVic’s new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), every corner of the 190,000 square foot facility was filled with activity.


UVic fundraising recognized by United Way

2015-04-30 16:59

UVic representatives at the UW Spirit Awards

On Apr. 21, at the United Way Spirit Awards luncheon at the Empress Hotel, UVic’s 2014 UW fundraising campaign was recognized with two awards: the Leadership Giving Award and the Post Secondary Challenge.


Digitized early map of London continues to bridge time

2015-04-22 10:39

Map of Early Modern London - MoEML - London Metropolitan Archives Agas map

You could walk across London of the 1500s in about 20 minutes. And now, thanks to the survival of a 450-year-old woodcut map, Shakespeare’s world can also "open up to us like a Google map,” says Dr. Janelle Jenstad (English), project director of UVic’s constantly evolving Map of Early Modern London (MoEML).


Pinstripes and flippers: UVic grad student takes academia underwater

2015-04-17 15:44

Irvine emerging from the water in his SCUBA gear on


2015 Craigdarroch Research Awards celebrate the drive to make a difference

2015-04-08 17:09

Ripping with books.

A historian who is increasing our understanding of Islam. An engineer and a computer scientist who are making our lives easier with new technologies. A nurse who is helping the terminally ill and their families cope. And a performing artist who inspires us to better appreciate the world around us.


A deeper understanding of the universe

2015-04-08 17:02

Heuer at a LHC lab.

CERN Director General Dr. Rolf Heuer to give inaugural Alan Astbury Public Lecture on April 27.

The world’s most powerful particle accelerator came back online this month after a two-year hiatus. Already credited with the discovery of the Higgs boson (or “God particle”), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the CERN facility at Geneva, Switzerland, holds the key to discovering the origin of mass, the nature of dark matter, and much more.

As excitement is re-ignited about the LHC, UVic welcomes Dr. Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, to the campus for a public talk on the collider’s potential.


Family Centre marks 20 years

2015-04-08 16:56

Occupying a modest, two-bedroom suite within the Family Housing complex on Lam Circle, the UVic Family Centre was intended as a family health unit. Twenty years later, it has evolved into something much more, says director Elizabeth Quong, “and that’s a good thing.”


Awards honour great teachers, TAs

2015-04-08 16:50

Two outstanding classroom leaders who are known for their dedication and innovation to the teaching process have been given Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching.