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Board of Governors 2015/16 update

2016-01-06 15:06

The University of Victoria Board of Governors is one of two primary governing bodies of the university (the other being the UVic Senate). The board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue and business affairs of the university.


A wealth of critical conversations — 2016 Provost's Diversity Research Forum

2016-01-06 14:48

As Grace Wong Sneddon works on final details of the upcoming Provost’s Diversity Research Forum, (Jan. 21–22) she marvels at where the time has gone. “It’s hard to believe this will be the ninth forum we’ve held,” she says. “Each year I think we can’t top the last, and each year I’m proven wrong.”


2015 Co-op Students of the Year impact the community in positive ways

2016-01-05 13:00

Each year, UVic’s Co-operative Education Program and Career Services recognize three co-op students who have made outstanding achievements in their academic achievement, workplace performance and community involvement. One student is selected from each of our three major program areas.


Lending voice to an international initiative

2015-12-24 12:05

UVic linguistics associate professor Sonya Bird was listening to the CBC Radio “Spark” program in early 2014 when she first heard the voice of Rupal Patel, a Canadian researcher based in Boston who launched the VocaliD Human Voicebank in May 2014.


Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

2015-12-21 14:50

You did it again, UVic! Together, you propelled the UVic United Way campaign past its 2015 goal of $269,000. As of December 29, the tally of funds raised during the campaign was $273,455, all made possible by the generous contributions of donors and supporters.


Top 10 of 2015

2015-12-14 17:18

As UVic welcomes the start of another great year, we are also celebrating all the memorable moments and compelling stories of 2015.


UVic signs student agreements with College of the Rockies

2015-12-14 10:59

Administrators signing documents

The University of Victoria has signed two agreements with the College of the Rockies (COTR) on guaranteed student admissions.


Within reach

2015-12-07 16:00

The Victoria hand. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Compassion and technology combine to make better replacement limbs.

     From the autumn 2015 UVic Torch Alumni Magazine.
     Michelle Wright, BSc ’99


Gift from Sisters of St. Ann builds UVic Youth in Care award

2015-12-03 14:25

Sister Marie Zarowny of the Sisters of St. Ann and Lilia Zaharieva.

Tuition waivers for up to 15 students each year for those from government care

Lilia Zaharieva whispers her question with genuine awe. “They gave how much?” she asks, hearing about the $2-million donation from the Sisters of St. Ann earmarked for the University of Victoria’s Youth in Care award. As a recipient herself, she knows firsthand the life-altering significance of such generosity. 

“What an amazing gift to give,” she says. “What fantastic help.”


Just one drop: UVic-based technology set to revolutionize standard blood tests

2015-11-23 16:34

Pearson at the SISCAPA lab. Credit: UVic Photo Services

A small six-person team of scientists and lab technicians are leading a global revolution in medical diagnostics—from right here, in Victoria.

Healthy or not, all of us at some time have been subjected to one of the most common forms of medial diagnostics—the dreaded blood test. But what if there was a way to avoid this uncomfortable process?