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UVic Law team wins 2014 Wilson Moot

2014-03-03 17:51


PitchIt! winners - 2014

2014-02-14 16:33

Michael Wilson and Darrin Mah

Michael Wilson and Darrin Mah were among five winning teams in the 2014 Pitchit! competition that took place Jan. 28. Their winning business idea, Nightshade, is a coating for fingernails that detects rohypnol and GHB by changing colour in the presence of the substances. The annual Pitchit! competition asks participants for their “elevator speech”  and gives each team 90 seconds to describe their entrepreneurial or social business concept to a panel of experts.


Theresa Dickinson is new GM of Swans Suite Hotel and Brewpub

2014-02-14 15:26


Day in the life: Louise Peters

2014-02-06 16:51

Peters. Photo: UVic Photo Services

The first thing Louise Peters says, during a break in an otherwise busy day as one of nine assistants in UVic’s undergraduate admissions office, is that she tries to bring her mug whenever she buys coffee at the Biblio Café. So it is no surprise Peters is a keen proponent of her department’s transition to a paperless office.


2014 Provost's Advocacy and Activism Awards

2014-02-06 12:16

Housty and Whittington. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Congratulations to Barbara Whittington and Jessie Housty, recipients of the inaugural Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Awards, presented at the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum: Arts, Allies and Activism on Jan. 29.


Research in Librarianship Grants announced

2014-01-30 14:39


Theatre professor wins national playwriting competition

2014-01-29 12:17

In January, theatre historian Dr. Jennifer Wise’s play The Girl Rabbi of the Golden West was announced the winner of the 2013 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition by the Miles Nadal Centre in Toronto. Her play depicts the amazing true story of how, in 1895, in Victoria, Miss Ray Frank became the first woman to serve as rabbi for an orthodox synagogue throughout the High Holidays. 


Verena Tunnicliffe honored by Vancouver Aquarium

2014-01-29 12:06

This month, Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (earth and ocean sciences) will receive the 2014 Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research and Conservation from the Vancouver Aquarium. The award goes to leading researchers and conservationists who have made invaluable contributions to understanding and conserving ecosystems in western North America.


Michael Roney to head Canada's Institute of Particle Physics

2014-01-09 16:56

Dr. Michael Roney (physics and astronomy) is the new director of the Institute of Particle Physics, which promotes Canadian excellence in particle physics research and education. The institute is the focal point for particle physics activities in Canada and a point of contact for partners in labs and universities around the world.


Dr. Bruce Wright to head medical sciences

2014-01-09 16:54

Dr. Bruce Wright has been appointed as Head, Division of Medical Sciences at UVic (and Regional Associate Dean, UBC Faculty of Medicine) effective July 1, 2014.