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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.

Day in the life: Armando Tura

2014-01-08 11:52

Armando Tura, behind the lens.

By Kaitlyn Rosenburg

Though the UVic campus abounds with talent, Armando Tura has become something of a Renaissance man by pushing his interests to new heights both in the lab and on the field. During school hours, Tura—a PhD engineering grad—can be found teaching undergrad courses or completing magnetic refrigeration research in one of the integrated energy systems labs. After school, he steps behind the camera as the Vikes official photographer, capturing UVic athletes at their best. And in his spare time, he sails and pilots his own plane, which he built.

University flag lowered to honour former dean

2013-11-21 16:24

The university flag will be lowered on Saturday, Nov. 23 in memory of Jim Provan, who passed away on Nov. 15, 2013.  Provan was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Victoria from January 1993 to June 1997. He continued to teach one course a year until 2011.

Ian MacPherson, historian of UVic

2013-11-20 01:09


Historian of the university and Honorary Degree Recipient

The university lost one of its shining lights in November with the passing of historian Dr. Ian MacPherson. In addition to his scholarly contributions—which were exemplary—MacPherson was a leading administrator and great friend to the university who had recently authored a book-length history of UVic. Moreover, MacPherson stood out as a champion in his field, becoming avant le lettre the type of figure who we now recognize and praise as a community-engaged academic. 

Day in the life: Grant Hughes & Peter Klit

2013-11-14 11:33

Grant and Peter

In 1973, Peter Klit and Grant Hughes were assigned the same UVic dorm room—David Thompson 209. They quickly bonded, beginning a friendship now in its 40th year. It’s only coincidence they both currently work on campus. (A happy excuse to catch-up more often, they say.)