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Retirees spark discussion with Masterminds Lectures

Tue, 2011-03-29 12:37

Learn about ethics in health care, art in the High Arctic, and the secrets of the ocean floor as UVic’s 2011 Masterminds Lecture Series continues.


Linguist’s legacy lives on at the Smithsonian

Wed, 2011-03-23 10:36

Rare and valuable research materials generated by the late UVic linguistics professor Geoffrey O’Grady will be available to future generations of scholars, thanks to the interest of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which will serve as their repository. O’Grady, who died in December 2008, taught at UVic for nearly 30 years and was widely regarded as a pioneer and leading scholar in Australian Aboriginal languages.


New centre focuses on early childhood research

Wed, 2011-03-09 11:53

What does it take to raise a healthy and happy child? That’s just one of the questions the 60 faculty members and 50 grad students who make up UVic’s new Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CECRP) strive to answer.


Media attention rains on UVic climatologist

Tue, 2011-03-08 11:26

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Zwiers. Photo: UVic Photo Services

There was something ironic about the deluge of media attention that followed the release last month of a new study linking an increase in the intensity of extreme precipitation events to human-induced global warming. At the centre of the media flurry was UVic climatologist Dr. Francis Zwiers, one of the paper’s co-authors, who suddenly became one of the most sought-after climate experts on the planet.


Putting the focus on health education and research

Thu, 2011-03-03 02:00

When Dr. Michael Hayes came here from SFU last summer he was given one very big taskdevelop and implement a university-wide strategy for health education and research.


Award honours psychology pioneer Mateer

Fri, 2011-02-25 11:27

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Mateer. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Acclaimed clinical neuropsychology professor and University of Victoria administrator Dr. Catherine Mateer is the inaugural recipient of a new award from the BC Psychological Association, created in her name—the Catherine Mateer Scientist-Practitioner Award.

Mateer is widely known for her groundbreaking work in the area of cognitive rehabilitation for survivors of head trauma.


Bullied teens have higher chance of becoming depressed adults

Tue, 2011-02-22 13:36

Teens who are repeatedly bullied report depression and anxiety into young adulthood. That is just one of the conclusions found in new research by UVic psychology PhD grad, Rachel Yeung. A high degree of emotional support from parents and friends can reduce the impact of emotional problems experienced by victimized teens.


Human activity linked to extreme precipitation: UVic researcher

Thu, 2011-02-17 11:17

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Zwiers. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A new study co-authored by Francis Zwiers, the director of UVic’s Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, suggests that human-induced global warming may be responsible for the increases in heavy precipitation that have been observed over much of the Northern Hemisphere including North America and Eurasia over the past several decades.


Whatever it takes to get off the couch

Thu, 2011-02-10 13:48

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Rhodes

Bikes, video games, dogs—UVic behavioural psychologist Ryan Rhodes has studied a variety of motivations to get people off the couch and into a more active lifestyle. He and fellow researchers have examined whether owning a dog motivates people to maintain a regular walking schedule and has demonstrated that using computer game bikes to power the gaming progress is another effective way to entice people to stick to an exercise regime.


Gaming? Dog walking? Whatever it takes to get off the couch

Thu, 2011-02-03 10:18

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Rhodes

Bikes, video games, dogs—UVic behavioural psychologist Ryan Rhodes has studied a variety of motivations to get people off the couch and into a more active lifestyle.