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Student team wins electric vehicle competition

2014-11-03 10:50

A UVic team has won the Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) annual competition that challenges combined teams of engineering and business students to come up with a plan to improve electric vehicle infrastructure and promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Canada. Ten teams from across Canada had one week to assess an issue and conduct research, with 5 teams chosen to make a 10-minute presentation at the EMC Conference in Vancouver. This year’s challenge was to write a five-year technical and business plan to position Canada as a leading nation in per capita sales of electric vehicles.


Excellence in Nursing award for Stajduhar

2014-10-27 15:22

Stajduhar

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar (UVic School of Nursing and Centre on Aging) is the recipient of a 2014 Excellence in Nursing Research award from the College of Registered Nurses of BC for her clinically-focused research on end-of-life and palliative care and her contributions as a research facilitator, mentor and communicator.


Rugby coach honoured with community bursary

2014-10-24 12:42

Julianne Zussman, assistant coach for the University of Victoria Vikes Women's rugby team, has been awarded the $2,000 Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) Community Foundation Hometown Heroes bursary.

"The Pacific Western Brewing Hometown Heroes Program is designed to support the goals of the 2015 Canada Winter Games," said Velox Rugby Football Club Director Marlene Donaldson. "These goals are all about sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship. Today is also about recognizing an outstanding athlete who believes in going for gold and puts down her very best every day."


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Jack Hodgins' writing nets major Royal Society medal

Retired professor Jack Hodgins (writing) is the winner of the Royal Society of Canada’s Lorne Pierce Medal. The award noted that Hodgins is “internationally acclaimed for his achievements in both the novel and short story forms, admired for the complex morality of his subjects, as well as his structural and linguistic ability” and that his “imaginative fiction masterfully explores the history, the people and the places of the coast of British Columbia.” Hodgins has also received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Commonwealth Prize, and the Order of Canada. 

Rutherford Medal for UVic astrophysicist Sara Ellison

Sara Ellison (physics and astronomy) has been awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada for her outstanding work in astrophysics. Ellison leads several international research programs that are using the world’s leading telescopes to understand how galaxies form and evolve. Her research has appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and includes numerous high-impact discoveries in the field of extragalactic observational astronomy.

McPherson named ATLAS deputy spokesperson

Rob McPherson (physics and astronomy) has been named deputy spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment, a 3,000-strong international scientific collaboration that built and manages one of two particle detectors at the CERN Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border. The new position effectively makes McPherson the vice-president of ATLAS, working with the spokesperson to oversee detector and computing operations and manage relationships with funding agencies. The UVic ATLAS team designed and built several crucial components of the detector, which made scientific history by discovering the elusive Higgs boson particle in 2012.

Day in the Life: Judy Nazar

Judy Nazar loves languages—and that passion has led to a long and fulfilling career at UVic.

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