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Makerspaces matter

Tue, 2015-03-31 15:58

Wooden skull replica from Victorian stickpin. Images: Courtesy of Maker Lab.

The Maker Lab at UVic, housed in the Technology Enterprise Facility, is a collaborative space of new techniques and old technologies involving the invention of imaginative and often outsized revisions of objects that don’t always exist in the world. Because its research is innovative, multi-faceted and occasionally intangible, it does not easily fit a simple definition.


Gear up for a career: the mock interview

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:34

Jewett
Jewett


UVic Law’s 40th anniversary: a legal education of quality and commitment

Thu, 2015-03-05 10:52

2015 is a banner year for UVic Law: its 40th anniversary. We often think of UVic Law as a young faculty, but it has now delivered four decades of first-class legal education.  

On March 6 and 7, the faculty will celebrate this milestone with a series of events for alumni, faculty, students and friends. It is a time to take stock. What kind of law school is UVic? What distinctive contributions has it made to Canadian legal education over the last 40 years? Or, to put the question with a little more edge: Would British Columbia, would Canada, be any different if UVic Law had not been founded?


Two UVic programs each awarded $500,000 for Diamond Jubilee scholarships

Mon, 2015-03-02 18:03

UVic student Natalia Yang during a CAPI internship.
UVic student Natalia Yang during a CAPI internship.

University of Victoria students will benefit from a new scholarship program to help shape the next generation of global leaders. The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services have both received funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program—a joint initiative of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the Community Foundations of Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation.


A curriculum of care at Our Place

Wed, 2015-02-04 18:48

Nursing student Yana Vashuk standing in front of Our Place, downtown Victoria
Nursing student Yana Vashuk. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Two UVic collaborations serving vulnerable populations provide learning opportunities for students

Many people across Greater Victoria volunteer to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable people. UVic collaborations in nursing and business go a step further, shaping learning experiences in the spirit of service.


Congrats to the 2014 Co-op Students of the Year

Mon, 2015-01-26 14:24

Madevon
Madevon

Each year, we bestow three Co-op Student of the Year awards to recognize students' outstanding achievements in all aspects of performance, including academic achievement, workplace performance, and extracurricular, community and co-op involvement. One winning student is selected from each of our three major program areas.


Hope and an intergenerational legacy emerge from India field school

Tue, 2015-01-06 18:21

In a scene written by Vadevil, Jayamma and he speak with the Isha students while trying to find food and water.

People who have mostly known only poverty and suffering have now found new hope, a sense of joy and a stronger community thanks to a recent University of Victoria Applied Theatre field school in India.


Engineering safety is no snow job

Wed, 2014-12-24 15:15

First-year engineering student presents a design prototype.
First-year engineering student presents a design prototype.

If getting to the top of your favourite ski hill involves a tow rope this season, you might thank an engineer for the lift—and give a thought to how the profession works to ensure that a safe, smooth ride can be enjoyed by all.


UVic in the News: Top 10 of 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:53

As UVic welcomes the start of another great year, we also celebrate the many memorable moments and compelling stories of 2014.


Environmental Studies at 40: learning and growing a greener campus

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:28

James Rowe leads a class at Tl’eches, Discovery Island.
James Rowe leads a class at Tl’eches, Discovery Island.

From the very first plans for the Gordon Head campus, natural features have been valued as a defining force in UVic’s learning environment. And the Environmental Studies program, starting small with a single course in 1975, has grown substantially — not just alongside, but as a driver of green initiatives that have helped transform the campus into an internationally recognized leader in sustainability.

Many of the practices that helped UVic become the only Canadian university to make the Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Honour Roll sprouted from Environmental Studies course projects, student initiatives and partnerships across the institution.