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New CFI funding boosts major science projects

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:09

UVic's leadership and participation in several national and international big science projects been given a huge shot in the arm with the injection of $14.8 million in new funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

Thu, 2015-06-04 10:03

Screenshot of The Franklin Mystery website home page.
The Franklin Mystery website.

Locating the sunken Erebus has sharpened some of the mystery surrounding the failed expedition—and reinforced Indigenous accounts of the tragedy

UVic sets strategic course for community engagement

Mon, 2015-06-01 23:02

In line with the university’s vision of excellence in civic engagement and community-engaged research, UVic has established a new office to integrate support of its vision across all sectors of the university with specific strategic goals.

The Office of Community University Engagement [OCUE] will build on the university’s initiatives that over the years have forged strong relationships with community organizations aimed at meaningful change on society’s economic, social, cultural, technological and environmental challenges.

UVic gets top marks for sustainability in Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:40

The University of Victoria was given a perfect score in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges, an annual publication spotlighting campuses in the US and Canada with exceptional commitment to sustainability in their policies, initiatives and academic programs. 

“Big data” shows UVic is leading Canada in scientific impact

Fri, 2015-05-22 17:14

Yang Shi
Engineering professor Yang Shi is one of five UVic professors identified as one of the world’s most highly cited.

A data-driven analysis of scientific publications released May 20 by a leading European research centre puts UVic first in Canada for scientific impact in two broad fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering. 

The ranking, produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, also places UVic third in the country among all universities for overall scientific impact. 

New online inventory for Chinese Canadian artifacts in BC

Fri, 2015-05-15 14:13

Photo: Chinese miner and glass plate. Date: unknown. Courtesy of: Cumberland Museum and Archives.

The University of Victoria is taking a lead role this year in the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) to establish an online inventory of Chinese Canadian artifacts held by local museums.

A journey through the Andes—one blog post at a time

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:06

Dr. Ana María Peredo in front of a cactus.
Dr. Ana María Peredo. Photos courtesy of Peredo.

The UVic community knows Dr. Ana María Peredo as an award-winning professor in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, whose research explores the role of business in fostering sustainable communities. But to the people she meets in the high Andes communities, she’s Señorita Ana María, a spirited traveler with a great respect for the people she encounters in a land that’s both familiar and foreign to her.

Digitized early map of London continues to bridge time

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:39

Map of Early Modern London - MoEML - London Metropolitan Archives Agas map
Image from MoEML. Credit: The Agas map is used by MoEML with permission from London Metropolitan Archives.

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

Fri, 2015-04-17 15:44

Irvine emerging from the water in his SCUBA gear on
Irvine. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

2015 Craigdarroch Research Awards celebrate the drive to make a difference

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:09

Ripping with books.
Rippin. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

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.