The Ring

New UVic-led physics facility will attract the world's scientists

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:33

Karlen, inside the new ARIEL facility.
Karlen, inside the new ARIEL facility. Photo: Jeff Vinnick.

Creating cutting-edge technology isn’t that different from learning to play a musical instrument, building a car from scratch or even writing a sports slogan—you just do it.

The facts of life

Wed, 2015-01-07 16:54

Roberts shows two children her Facts of Life app on her iPad.
Roberts shows Madeleine and Owen Brookes the “Facts of Life” app on her iPad. Photo: Photo Services.

Any parent with a computer in the house knows the warnings—keep the device in a central place, like a kitchen, so children can surf the internet under the supervision of an adult.

Calling all couch potatoes

Wed, 2015-01-07 16:07

Kaushal, right, with lab coordinator Alison Quinlan. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
Kaushal, right, with lab coordinator Alison Quinlan. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

New Year's resolutions to exercise more are as predictable as post-holiday leftovers, bloated credit card statements and pine needles embedded in the carpet. But while the joint goal of getting fit and losing weight is generally the most popular of resolutions, it is also the one most commonly broken.

UVic in the News: Top 10 of 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:53

As UVic welcomes the start of another great year, we also celebrate the many memorable moments and compelling stories of 2014.

New library agreement provides province-wide access to research materials

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:24

Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement with one of North America’s leading sources of historical information, people and classrooms across the province now have unprecedented access to a wealth of archival materials spanning several centuries.

Federal government announces $1.5 billion research fund

Thu, 2014-12-04 15:35

The University of Victoria welcomes today’s announcement of the federal government’s new Canada First Research Excellence Fund that will provide $1.5 billion to Canada’s universities to excel globally.

Listening to the “voice” of proteins

Thu, 2014-11-27 15:23


When UVic engineering professor Dr. Reuven Gordon describes the biomedical engineering technique of listening to and recording the “voice” of proteins, it sounds a lot like a modern take on Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss’s children’s story of an elephant who hears a voice calling from a microscopic dust speck.

“Everything small has resonances. Everything has a voice,” Gordon says of the protein molecules measuring a single nanometer in size—the building blocks of life that are a million times smaller than an ant and emit sound at a frequency a million times higher than the human ear can hear.

UVic research centre lauded for public policy impact

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:39

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 10:17

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 12:30

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.