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University flag lowered to honour Subhasis Nandi

2016-01-11 09:40

The university flag will be lowered on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in memory of Dr. Subhasis Nandi. Nandi was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He passed away on Jan. 5, 2016.

Day in the Life: Paula Ceroni

2016-01-06 14:27

Paula Ceroni probably knows how to say “hello” and “welcome” in more languages than just about anyone else on campus. That’s one of the perks of her job in the English Language Centre, managing UVic’s homestay program. Each year the program places over 1,600 students from as many as 30 countries into 600 host families (and they are always looking for more hosts).

Medical informatics student paper award

2015-11-04 16:53

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2015 Fulbright Canada grants

Borrows appointed Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership

Law professor John Borrows has been appointed as Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre. The Nexen Chair leads research and reporting on critical success factors among Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada at the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at the Banff Centre.

Day in the Life: Shauna Underwood

The university’s heart is its students—and Shauna Underwood finds both meaning and joy contributing to their success as an Indigenous student advisor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD). Underwood sees herself as a traditional person; valuing her Coast Salish culture, she is from the Tsawout Band in W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich), is a member of the Samish Tribe in Washington, and has traced her roots to the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho. 

At HSD’s Indigenous Student Support Centre (ISSC), Underwood works within the only faculty-based centre of its kind on campus with a large Indigenous student cohort, faculty and relevant programs. A day in her life is a mix of the routine and the unexpected. “I never know what’s going to come up,” she says—and that’s okay with her.

BC nursing award for Marjorie MacDonald

Dr. Marjorie MacDonald (nursing) was presented the 2015 award for Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge and Research by the Association of Registered Nurses of BC. This award recognizes nurses who conduct research with demonstrated practical applications, serve as mentors to beginning researchers, promote the application of research findings into nursing practice, and consistently demonstrate excellence, inclusion and innovation in the nursing profession.