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Could seaweed be an eco-fuel?

Thu, 2013-10-17 15:13

Philippsen with a handful of seaweed. Photo: Mitch Wright
Philippsen with a handful of seaweed.

It’s already a popular ingredient for soups, sushi and even some cosmetics, but seaweed might also become a viable source of fuel to help power vehicles.


Open Doors (Nov. 9-18, 2013)

Fri, 2013-10-11 20:48

AUCC Open Doors 2013: UVic & Victoria / Logo: AUCC / Photo: UVic Photo Services
Open Doors: UVic & Victoria

Open Doors, Open Knowledge is an annual initiative sponsored by the Association for Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to showcase a series of university-community events held every November.  Open Doors


Sociologist recognized by two scholarly societies

Wed, 2013-10-02 14:28

Chappell, Hofer and Benoit.
L–R: Chappell, Hofer and Benoit.

Six UVic researchers named to Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Science. Cecilia Benoit joins both.


Scaling CARSA

Wed, 2013-10-02 13:55

Vikes Director Clint Hamilton, Sept. 2013, CARSA construction in background. IMAGE: UVic Photo Services

What will take thousands of pairs of hands to climb? Imagine an 18-metre tower, rising up near UVic’s McKinnon Building. In less than two years, community members can belt into harnesses and scale UVic’s new climbing wall themselves.


An ocean full of change at Ocean Networks Canada

Wed, 2013-09-04 15:08

RV Falkor
The Schmidt Ocean Institute's RV Falkor research vessel.

Having established the world’s first and largest comprehensive underwater cabled ocean observatories, Ocean Networks Canada continues to expand the scope of its activities. This summer and fall, ONC is taking part in a major cruise investigating low-oxygen zones, adding new capabilities to its Arctic node, participating in a major international trade mission and making substantial enhancements to its website.


Research aims to improve concussion diagnosis, treatment

Mon, 2013-08-26 12:27

Christie
Christie

It’s game night at the local rink and cheering parents pack the stands as young players churn up and down the ice. Every scoring chance is hailed with roars of support. The barn falls eerily silent though, as one young skater racing for a puck loses an edge and slides headlong into the boards.


CARBC research shows how province can improve alcohol-related policies

Mon, 2013-08-26 12:19

British Columbia comes in second among Canadian provinces for policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms and costs, but the impressive ranking belies the fact even the national leaders are nowhere near achieving an ideal score.


Five 2013 Vanier scholarships for UVic, including a top spot

Tue, 2013-08-20 13:55

UVic PhD student and 2013 Vanier recipient Tim Personn
Tim Personn, 2013 Vanier scholar CREDIT: Photo Services

The 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships were announced Sept. 23, 2013, and UVic PhD student Tim Personn (English) is ranked first of all social sciences and humanities recipients.


Kundoqk, bringing Nuuyum

Fri, 2013-07-26 13:36

Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green at Spring 2013 convocation ceremony
Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Kundoqk, the Indigenous name of the new director of UVic’s School of Social Work, means “journeying over the mountain with belongings on my back.” The name was gifted to her parents on their wedding day. In 1995, Jacquie Louise Green (Kundoqk’s European name) moved her two daughters and their household belongings from northern BC, over mountains and marine passages, to Victoria so she could pursue a BSW (1997) and MPA (2000) at UVic.


T2K experiment passes five-sigma threshold

Fri, 2013-07-19 11:59

T2K international experiment based in Japan - Credit: KEK PR office
T2K experiment. Photo: Courtesy of KEK PR office.

On July 19, 2013, the Japan-based T2K experiment announced a significant breakthrough in the study of neutrinos.