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International co-op partnership recognized with Global Best Award

2014-05-28 16:28

UVic Co-op and Career’s international CANEU-COOP exchange program has been named a Global Best Award winner by the International education business Partnership Network (IPN).

University flag to be lowered in honour of linguist Barbara Harris

2014-05-21 13:07

University flag to be lowered in honour of former faculty member. The university flag will be lowered on Friday, May 23, 2014 in honour of Dr. Barbara Harris.  Dr. Harris received her MA and PhD in linguistics at UVic. She taught in the linguistics department, and also served as graduate advisor and as department chair.

Seghers Collection book recognized with Alcuin Society award

2014-05-06 16:58

The Seghers Collection, designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola for UVic Libraries.

The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World—written by Dr. Hélène Cazes (French and medieval studies) and published by the University Libraries—has been recognized by the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The publication is of special significance for the campus and the Victoria region, exploring the bibliographic history of the Seghers Collection, their spiritual and religious significance within the catholic tradition and their attributed owner, Charles John Seghers (the second Archbishop of Victoria).

Day in the life: Renee McBeth

2014-04-10 10:56

McBeth. Photo: UVic Photo Services

When people ask Renee McBeth what she does for a living, she often gives the same answer.

“I tell people I’m an organizer,’’ she says with a laugh. “I depend on post-it notes and to-do lists.”

Indeed, as someone who holds dual positions at UVic’s Faculty of Law, her daily balancing act requires a high degree of prioritization and time management.

Student mathematician wins NSERC's André Hamer Prize

2014-04-10 10:25

Christopher van Bommel, a master’s student in mathematics and statistics, has won an NSERC 2013 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Valued at $10,000 each, the prize is awarded to five of the most outstanding candidates in NSERC’s master’s and doctoral scholarship competitions.

In the company of Nobel Laureates

2014-04-10 10:23

What would your first question be to a Nobel laureate? Biochemistry and microbiology PhD student Michelle Tonkin will find out this summer. She’s one of 600 aspiring young researchers from almost 80 countries who has been selected to take part in the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in late June and early July.

Zwiers to receive honorary doctorate

2014-04-10 10:22

Day in the life: Don Ho Dining Club

2014-03-06 15:44

The club at Pizzeria Prima Strada. Photo: Kaitlyn Rosenburg

Victoria’s restaurant reviewers have some fresh (and easily recognizable) competition, thanks to the Don Ho Dining Club. Formed in November 2012, the club began in a break room shared by the UVic paint and carpentry shops, Fittingly, the idea of a monthly dinner club was first served up for discussion over lunch.

Zsolnay begins work as AVP alumni and development

2014-03-06 15:28

Tamás ("Tom") Zsolnay left the chilly climes of northern Ontario earlier this year to begin a new chapter in his career on the west coast of Canada, arriving at UVic on March 3 to assume the role of associate vice-president alumni and development.

Neuropsychology career award for Mateer

2014-03-06 15:26