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UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday

Thu, 2013-06-13 11:24

Sketch of Joyce

Poring through the University of Victoria's Special Collections catalogues earlier this year, post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) stepped into a literary scholar’s dream: he had his hands on a pirated edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, within the pages of an obscure literary journal.

Digital Humanities at UVic: From Book of Kells to the e-book

Wed, 2013-06-12 15:19

From ancient cave markings and handmade books to Facebook and Tumblr, people have been reading and storytelling in various forms for thousands of years. But what does the future hold?

Find out what Twitter, Facebook and others say about your privacy

Mon, 2013-06-10 11:09

SSHRC Storytellers: Videos by UVic students tell the story

Fri, 2013-05-17 13:26

SSHRC Video Challenge: The Storytellers

Four UVic teams are among 25 winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers involving universities across Canada. Here is their story.

2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards

Fri, 2013-05-03 10:07

Dr. Pauline van den Driessche
Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Passion, energy and a commitment to making the world a little bit better tomorrow for everyone—these are the qualities that are shared by each and every recipient of a Craigdarroch Research Award over the past decade, and this year’s slate of recipients is no exception. The 2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards, which honour achievements in research at UVic, were presented at a reception event on May 2.

To Reunite To Honour To Witness: Legacy Art Gallery exhibit

Wed, 2013-04-24 14:33

Painting by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School
Painting done by Myrna Cranmer as a child at the Alberni Indian Residential School. Photo: Devin Tepleski

A unique exhibit of children’s paintings opens May 8 at the Legacy Arty Gallery, “To Reunite To Honour To Witness.” The exhibition is a collection of paintings created by children who attended the Alberni Indian residential School in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Thawing permafrost and global warming

Wed, 2013-04-10 12:49

Whiticar. Photo: Nik West
Whiticar. Photo: Nik West

Locked under the surface of Canada’s North for up to 40,000 years lies a frozen layer of permafrost. Here, organic material—the remains of plants and animals—has been deposited layer upon layer in peatlands. Covering an area of about 400,000 km2 or 37 per cent of Canada’s peatlands, this material has remained frozen since the last ice age. Dr. Michael Whiticar (earth and ocean sciences) is investigating what happens as permafrost thaws, relesaing greenhouise gases.

The social power of gaming

Wed, 2013-04-10 10:34

Photo from Games Without Frontiers. Photo: Scott Secco
Photo from Games Without Frontiers. Photo: Scott Secco

The nearly 3 billion hours per week spent playing video games across the world could be put to much better use—at least that’s the notion that was up for debate and discussion at IdeaFest’s Games Without Frontiers: The Social Power of Video Games symposium on March 9.

New unit supports research partnership functions

Wed, 2013-04-10 10:17

On April 2, the University of Victoria launched its new Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit (RPKM) in the Office of Research Services (ORS). Led by director Brent Sternig, formerly president and CEO of UVic Industry Partnerships (UVic IP), RPKM is a one-stop shop that will facilitate research partnerships, develop research agreements and support knowledge mobilization between UVic’s research community and valued partners in government, industry, community-based organizations and other academic institutions.

UVic archive tells Holocaust survivor stories for future generations

Tue, 2013-04-09 12:57

UVic archive project: two of its co-founders, Helga Thorson and Jason Michaud
Thorson and Michaud in April 2013

April 15, 2013 is an anniversary date of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Before that milestone, a research team of scholars, students and community members was busy collecting stories and perspectives over the previous 15 months for a unique new archival project now serving as a collection point for local life narratives of individuals who experienced the Holocaust directly.