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UVic Professor Cornelis “Kees” van Kooten

Wed, 2012-06-13 13:01

UVic Professor  Cornelis “Kees” van Kooten (Economics) has been made a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES). Prof. van Kooten is highly respected for his outstanding contributions to research in the area of agricultural and resource economics. He has over 25 years’ experience in natural resource economics and has been a consultant to various governments, the United Nations, and the World Bank, among many non-governmental organizations. The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society is a professional society that encompasses all faculty and graduate students in departments of agricultural, food and natural resource economics in Canada. A committee of the society makes recommendations for the award of a Fellow based on outstanding research in agriculture research.


EcoCAR2 team wins in LA

Thu, 2012-06-07 11:51


Segger honoured by BC Society of Landscape Architects

Wed, 2012-05-09 09:46

Prof. Emeritus Martin Segger is the winner of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects Public Servant-Public Agency Award for his work recognizing landscape architects in his recent exhibition at UVic’s Legacy Gallery. In the exhibitions, Emergence of Architectural Modernism I & 2, UVic and Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the Late 1950s and 60s, local landscape architects Desmond Muirhead, Clive Justice, John Lantzius and Don Vaughan figured prominently with their biographies and works on private residences and such civic projects as Centennial Square and the UVic campus.


Gibbons given Tait McKenzie Award

Wed, 2012-05-09 09:45


Dr. Sandy Gibbons (exercise science, physical and health education) has been recognized by Physical and Health Education Canada with its most prestigious award: the R. Tait McKenzie Honour Award. This award is named after the distinguished Canadian physician, sculptor and physical educator Dr. R. Tait McKenzie, and is given to Canadians who epitomize his professional ideals, service to humanity and dedication to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of physical and health education. Gibbons is one of two Canadians honoured this year. She is being recognized for her outstanding teaching career as well as her school-based scholarship and research in physical education.


Jun receives achievement award

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:29

Dr. Martin Byung-Guk Jun (mechanical engineering) is the 2012 recipient of the I.W. Smith Award of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering for outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation. Jun is the founder of UVic’s Laboratory for Advanced Multi-Scale Manufacturing. He is currently working on a number of projects related to micro-machining, nanoparticle spray coating, sustainable metalworking fluid application systems, micro-scale probing systems, and manufacturing of biomedical scaffolds for growing bone implants.
 


Vikes awards 2012

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:28

The UVic Vikes awarded their major awards and honoured three new inductees into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame on April 4 at the Victoria Conference Center.


Theatre prof returns to roots

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:26

Department of Theatre professor Brian Richmond returns to Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre this month to open his fifth production of Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave, which he directed for his Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre last year. Richmond co-founded Persephone back in 1975 and served as its inaugural artistic director, but this marks his first return as director in 25 years. “Persephone was the first major theatre initiative I undertook,” says Richmond. “[It] was conceived in what I would describe as the ‘angry young man’ phase of my life . . . whereas Blue Bridge has arisen in my more ‘mellow’ years. For me, this will be an opportunity to tie these two periods of my life and career together.”


UVic profs tops in research productivity, impact

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:24

Drs. Colin Macleod (law, philosophy), James Tully (political science, law, Indigenous governance, philosophy) and Hari Srivastava (math and statistics, emeritus) were listed in the March 27 edition of The Globe and Mail in a list of Canada’s top researchers in terms of productivity and impact, based on the “h-index,” a measure of citations to their published works. Srivastava received second ranking in the area of mathematics and statistics and Macleod and Tully received third ranking in the areas of philosophy and law, respectively.


Brian Richmond Returns to his theatrical roots

Tue, 2012-04-03 11:51

Richmond

Department of Theatre professor Brian Richmond returns to Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre this month to open his fifth production of Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave, which he directed for his Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre last year. Richmond co-founded Persephone back in 1975 and served as its inaugural artistic director, but this marks his first return as director in 25 years. “Persephone was the first major theatre initiative I undertook,” says Richmond. “[It] was conceived in what I would describe as the ‘angry young man’ phase of my life . . . whereas Blue Bridge has arisen in my more ‘mellow’ years. For me, this will be an opportunity to tie these two periods of my life and career together.”


Ian McDougall supports students with new CD

Tue, 2012-04-03 10:52

McDougall

School of Music professor emeritus and Order of Canada recipient Ian McDougall has launched a new CD to support Fine Arts students in financial need. The Very Thought of You, a collection of ballads from the ’30s and ’40s, features McDougall on trombone backed by a string orchestra; $10 from each $20 CD goes directly to a new emergency fund to benefit Fine Arts students. Made possible by the generous support of donors to the Ten Mile Limited Partnership—a dedicated team of UVic alumni and supporters—The Very Thought of You is available at the School of Music, Larsen’s Music, Lyle’s Place and Munro’s Books.