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India field school spotlights intergenerational theatre

2014-09-24 15:31

The buildings may have been repaired, but two key segments of the population in the southeastern coastal region of India are still struggling to overcome the effects of the 2006 tsunami: seniors and rural youth. Now, a new UVic field school hopes to bring a sense of joy to these marginalized people by creating India’s first intergenerational theatre company. 

Unite to Change with United Way

2014-09-19 10:40

Supports of the 2013 United Way campaign cheering by a sign

It’s that time of year again. United Way Greater Victoria’s annual fundraising campaign is underway and this year the charitable organization has set its fundraising goal at $6 million. United Way counts on the support of the Greater Victoria community to reach its goal each year.

Give yourself a Ringside seat for great UVic news

2014-09-16 12:00

There’s a new way to discover great stories from around campus. Ringside is a news stream that gathers content from the Ring, Vikes, research items such as KnowlEDGE and stories from major media outlets. It’s best viewed on tablets, phones and other touch devices, but the feed is available for web browsers as well.

UVic ranked among world’s top universities

2014-09-15 15:51

The 2014/15 QS World University Rankings, released this morning, provide another confirmation of UVic’s presence among the world’s top higher education institutions.

UVic’s rise from last year’s QS results was particularly significant, jumping more places in the 2014 ranking than any other Canadian university except Laval.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

2014-09-11 14:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex coming to UVic

2014-09-11 11:26

On Saturday, Sept. 13, UVic will welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to campus.

Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie—Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex—arrive in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 12 for a five-day visit of BC.

2014 Schulich Leadership Scholarships

2014-09-05 16:52

Two recent high school graduates, one from Victoria and one from a rural community in the BC Interior, have been selected to receive this year’s prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship for their undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria.

Campus construction update: Facilities and projects poised to improve campus

2014-09-04 11:03

Mystic Market, almost ready to go.

As the semester opens, a wide range of construction activities dot the campus, but four major projects stand out. Though temporary fences and construction work can be a minor inconvenience, these projects are also part of how the university is delivering on the promise of a better learning environment.

Victoria’s Commonwealth Games remembered

2014-08-28 11:40

Opening ceremonies, 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Do you remember what you were doing 20 years ago? If you lived in Victoria, you were likely immersed in city-wide excitement for the XV Commonwealth Games.

UVic, ONC research, technology on display in the Arctic

2014-08-22 15:34

President with Prime Minister

On Aug. 23, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Laureen Harper were with UVic President Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada’s President Kate Moran to view the latest instrumentation that showcases Canadian technology and science applied in the Arctic at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.