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Autism's Own Conference: Uniquely talented individuals develop a new kind of event

2013-05-09 09:48

(L-R) CARTE Director Jim Tanaka and co-director Joseph Sheppard

Growing out of the success of Autism's Own journal — a UVic peer-reviewed journal written and edited by persons with autism — the Centre for Autism Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by organizing Autism’s Own Conference. This free, public autism cultural event was founded, organized and enacted by students and lifelong learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


A. R. Elangovan appointed Distinguished Professor

2013-05-08 09:38

UVic's newest distinguished professor, A. R. Elangovan.

The latest University of Victoria Distinguished Professor is Dr. A. R. (Elango) Elangovan of the Gustavson School of Business. This distinction is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member; only 12 faculty members have been honoured since the creation of the designation in 2002.


Competition gives student teams experience solving community challenges

2013-04-26 08:28

Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Ready, Set, Solve contest

UVic students Jaime Chong, Katie Liebault, Julia Warren and Kate Williams finished in third place in the annual Capital Regional District’s Ready, Set, Solve competition.


Volunteering helps international student settle into her ‘new home’

2013-04-24 11:17

Wang helps another international student in UVic’s International Commons.

Education graduate student Xiwen Wang had hardly strayed far from her hometown of Beijing before crossing the Pacific to attend graduate school at the University of Victoria. Now, since making that major leap, the 24-year-old is getting the most from the experience through involvement in her new community, which she happily calls home.


Dani Sinclair named new head coach of Vikes women's basketball

2013-04-19 08:29

Sinclair with Vikes women's basketball team members. Photo: Ali Lee

Dani Sinclair was introduced as the new head coach of the UVic Vikes women's basketball team April 18.  A former Vikes product of long-time head coach Kathy Shields, Sinclair is no stranger to the program that boasts nine national titles. A former CIS national champion with the Vikes and Athlete of the Year at McMaster University, she brings a wealth of knowledge both as a decorated athlete and an experienced coach.


UVic mourns loss of friend and benefactor

2013-04-18 17:14

Bob Wright and wife Yun in front of Bob Wright Centre

The University of Victoria community extends its condolences to the family and friends of Bob Wright, a benefactor and close friend of the university.

Mr. Wright passed away Wednesday, April 17. He was 82 years old.


In memoriam: Dr. Samuel Macey

2013-04-10 09:45

Prof. Samuel L. Macey, a distinguished member of the Department of English for two decades, passed away on March 11, the eve of his 91st birthday.


In memoriam: Dr. Louis Costa

2013-04-10 09:38

Dr. Louis Costa died in Arizona on March 12 at the age of 80. Costa came to the Department of Psychology in 1978 from City College in New York where he had trained and had been chair of the Psychology Department.


In memoriam: Dr. Wesley Koczka

2013-04-10 09:35

It’s with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Wesley J. Koczka on March 9. Wes worked at UVic from September 1988 to February 2007. He was hired initially as a program coordinator in Education Extension, then assumed the role of director of the English Language Centre, and was appointed dean of the Division of Continuing Studies in 1997. He served as dean until 2007. Later, he held senior leadership roles in the in the private university sector and then at Thompson Rivers University, where he took on the role of associate vice-president international and CEO of TRU World Global Operations.


POLIS Water Sustainability Project a 'champion'

2013-04-10 09:32

UVic’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project has been selected by the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia as a Champion Supporter in recognition of its commitment to helping advance the vision for water sustainability in BC. The Partnership expressed appreciation for POLIS’s unique ability to bridge academic research with successful, on-the-ground action, and its unflagging efforts to catalyze a true shift towards a new model for ecosystem-based water management and governance in Canada.