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New tool measures environmental impact of fish farming

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

Despite the many challenges facing salmon aquaculture in Canada, its environmental record gets a passing grade compared to salmon farming activities in other parts of the world.

PICS fellowships spur climate research and action

Mon, 2010-11-01 00:00

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), hosted and led by UVic, recently announced 16 new graduate fellowships, collectively worth $684,000 over the next three years, to spur climate change innovation, mitigation and adaptation in BC.

Joining the fight against cancer

Sat, 2010-10-30 19:26

A photo of Tran at the US National Institutes of Health.
Tran doing postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health.

Eric Tran has known since high school that he wanted to use science to improve people's lives. Now, as the first student to complete the doctoral program in cancer immunology at the BC Cancer Agency's Deeley Research Centre (DRC), he's in a position to do just that. Tran has recently begun postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, an internationally recognized leader in T-cell therapy of cancer.

NEPTUNE Canada successfully wires deep subsea volcanic region

Fri, 2010-10-08 11:31

Photo of Best and Pautet
Expedition co-chiefs Best, left, and Pautet. PHOTO: UVic Communications

Where on Earth can you find a volcanically active mountain range with sharp, glass-like rocks, deep fissures and rocky pinnacles spewing plumes of super-heated corrosive minerals and gases? At Endeavour Ridge, 300 km off the BC coast and 2.3 km below the ocean surface.

Subatomic records smashed to smithereens

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

Earlier this year, if you had stood with one foot on either side of the French-Swiss border, you wouldn't have felt it. But deep underground, another world record was broken in the field of particle physics, and this summer more than 1,000 particle physicists gathered in Paris to hear the latest results.

Research briefing

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

Volcanic ash spreading across the North Pacific in August, 2008.

Recent findings by UVic researchers

Opening doors to Islam

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

A photo of Rippin.
Rippin. Photo: Ted Kuzemski

An invitation to speak at an international academic gathering is nothing new for historian Dr. Andrew Rippin, who this summer wound up his 10-year term as dean of humanities at the University of Victoria. But when the invitation comes from one of the most important centres of Islamic culture in the Middle East, and when only two other scholars from the Western world will be there, it shows how widely respected Rippin's research is around the globe.

New centre helps UVic design green vehicles

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

A photo of Lynne Yelich and Jeff Waldner.
Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Jeff Waldner. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Wouldn't it be great to own a car or truck that is environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient and affordable, rather than the pollution-causing gas guzzler that most of us own? Well, that vehicle could soon be a reality thanks, in part, to research being done by University of Victoria engineering students and faculty.

Leading climatologist heads UVic Consortium

Wed, 2010-09-22 10:12

Zwiers sitting on a beach
Zwiers. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

One of Canada’s leading climate researchers has returned to the University of Victoria to head a consortium that promotes collaborative research on the physical impacts of climate change on Pacific North America. Dr. Francis Zwiers, an internationally recognized expert on climate variability and change, began his term as president and CEO of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) on Sept. 1, 2010.

New "Research at UVic" website now online

Mon, 2010-09-13 10:22

Research at the University of Victoria has a new online presence. In late August, the new and improved "Research at UVic" website was launched at