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UVic research centre lauded for public policy impact

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:39

Tim Stockwell has done extensive work on alcohol pricing.
Tim Stockwell and CARBC have done extensive work on alcohol pricing and public health. Photo: Gary McKinstry

A University of Victoria research centre that’s helping reshape policies to reduce alcohol-related illness, disability and death has won a national award for its work.

Groundbreaking work on Indigenous law recognized with prestigious research chair

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:17

Borrows. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Borrows. Credit: UVic Photo Services

New CRC excited about combined degree program in Indigenous and Canadian law

UVic Law professor Dr. John Borrows secured one of the most prestigious research professorships in the country when he was officially named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law on Thursday, Oct. 16.

More “Faces” wanted for popular video series

Fri, 2014-10-10 13:30

If you’re a full-time faculty member and you haven’t yet been filmed for a Faces of UVic Research video, the project team would like to hear from you.

In each video—which is just over one minute long—a researcher gives a short and succinct summary of their work in everyday language that quickly gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.

Vanier Scholar advancing FASD diagnostics

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:41

Fontaine. Photo: uvic photo services
Fontaine. Photo: uvic photo services

It certainly sounds novel: could a smelling test, easy enough to administer to young children, help diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

That possibility is taking shape, thanks to work done by UVic neuroscience PhD student Christine Fontaine.

Two UVic scholars help debut new national college

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:22

MacDonald. Photo: UVic Photo Services
MacDonald. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria researchers—a psychologist who studies how we age mentally and a computer scientist who explores new ways to sort through large amounts of information—are charter members of a new national “college” for outstanding young scholars.

Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archaeology

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:09

LeMaistre, Proctor, Fedje and Mackie. Photo: Patrick Shannon
LeMaistre, Proctor, Fedje and Mackie. Photo: Patrick Shannon

Using some of the newest technologies in underwater archaeology, Quentin Mackie (anthropology) and Alison Proctor (engineering) may have discovered one of the oldest archaeological finds in Canada.

Right now all they know for sure is that they’ve discovered a line of basketball-sized rocks on the seafloor. Those rocks may well add to the mounting evidence about the ingenuity of an ice age people who lived and thrived on the west coast of Canada while much of Europe was still under ice. It’s a tantalizing possibility.

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.

UVic, ONC research, technology on display in the Arctic

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:34

President with Prime Minister
L to R: Kate Moran, Jamie Cassels, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Laureen Harper. Photo: PMO

On Aug. 23, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Laureen Harper were with UVic President Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada’s President Kate Moran to view the latest instrumentation that showcases Canadian technology and science applied in the Arctic at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

UVic to lead $5.5 million research project on forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians

Thu, 2014-08-21 19:04

Maple Leaf Grocery, Powell Street, Vancouver. Kariatsumari Family collection. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NIKKEI NATIONAL MUSEUM.

A multi-partner, seven-year, $5.5-million research project, Landscapes of Injustice, announced by UVic on Aug. 27 will culminate in an interactive travelling museum exhibition to tell the story of dispossession of Japanese Canadians.

Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Q&A with Brian Thom

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:02

Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris using his phone near the ocean.
Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris has mentored youth in working with the UVic-led mapping project. Photo: Chad Hipolito.

Indigenous communities across Canada are engaged in intensively mapping their lands, waters, resources and knowledge. These maps have unparalleled importance today not only for future generations celebrating Indigenous knowledge, but in discussions over land and resource development and the recognition of Indigenous rights.