University of Victoria

B.C. universities cancel in-person graduation ceremonies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
B.C. universities cancel in-person graduation ceremonies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
In response to COVID-19 transmission concerns, students in residence at the University of Victoria have been asked to leave campus by March 27. Those with exceptional circumstances are able to apply for an extension. (Facebook/University of Victoria)
In response to COVID-19 transmission concerns, students in residence at the University of Victoria have been asked to leave campus by March 27. Those with exceptional circumstances are able to apply for an extension. (Facebook/University of Victoria)
Former University of Victoria coxswain Lily Copeland is photographed at UVic campus in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, November 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Harassment allegations at UVic lead to call for coaching codes of conduct

Multiple rowers have complained about coach Barney Williams

Former University of Victoria coxswain Lily Copeland is photographed at UVic campus in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, November 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The University of Victoria has launched an information site as COVID-19 concerns rise. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
The University of Victoria has launched an information site as COVID-19 concerns rise. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Guide dogs in training help UVic students unwind

Puppies training with BC & Alberta Guide Dogs stopped to help UVic commerce students relax after exams

UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Brent Mainprize is a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellow, the fourth UVic scholar in six years to win the award (File contributed/ UVic Photo Services)

University of Victoria profs take home prestigious national teaching award

Brent Mainprize and Edōsdi–Judy Thompson recognized as a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows

Brent Mainprize is a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellow, the fourth UVic scholar in six years to win the award (File contributed/ UVic Photo Services)
During the free computer workshops at UVic, student volunteers work with local seniors to help them gain computer literacy skills. (Photo courtesy Robert Lee)

UVic welcomes local seniors to the digital age with free computer workshops

Sessions cover search engines, online privacy, social media and more

During the free computer workshops at UVic, student volunteers work with local seniors to help them gain computer literacy skills. (Photo courtesy Robert Lee)
A previous rally by Divest UVic. (Courtesy of University of Victoria Student’s Society)

Students protest UVic’s new divestment policy

Divest UVic calls policy to reduce carbon emissions by 45 per cent over next 10 years ‘greenwashing’

A previous rally by Divest UVic. (Courtesy of University of Victoria Student’s Society)
Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).

University of Victoria tells stories of Holocaust survivors with graphic novels

International storytelling initiative launched first meetings this winter

Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announces ‘supercluster’ funding in Ottawa, Feb. 15, 2018. (Government of Canada).

Tech consortium invests $25 million into 14 research projects, two at UVic

Investments come with goal of developing, implement technologies created by Canadians

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announces ‘supercluster’ funding in Ottawa, Feb. 15, 2018. (Government of Canada).
On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)

UVic students walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

One year ago the RCMP descended on a camp that had been blocking access to a pipeline site

On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

University of Victoria holds a collection of 20,000 LP records, even after massive auction

More than 5,000 records were auctioned off to make room for more media options

Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
UVic biochemistry undergrad student Rory Hills, pictured in chemist Dennis Hore’s lab, has been named 2020 Rhodes Scholar. December 2019. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kwan)

University of Victoria biochemistry student England bound as Rhodes Scholar

The Rhodes Scholarship covers travel, living and study expenses to the University of Oxford

UVic biochemistry undergrad student Rory Hills, pictured in chemist Dennis Hore’s lab, has been named 2020 Rhodes Scholar. December 2019. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kwan)
Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic

Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic
Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: $1M grant allows Victoria Hand Project to offer low-cost prosthetics

The UVic-based group will now offer 3D-printed arm prosthetics and scoliosis braces to North America

Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Olav Krigolson, neuroscientist and associate director of UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, in front of the HI-SEAS Analog Habitat in Hawaii on a previous trip. (File contributed/ Olav Krigolson)

Participants from UVic head out for NASA-sponsored Mars simulation

Neuroscience researchers hope to learn the effects of stress and fatigue on astronauts

Olav Krigolson, neuroscientist and associate director of UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, in front of the HI-SEAS Analog Habitat in Hawaii on a previous trip. (File contributed/ Olav Krigolson)
Martine Rothblatt received an honorary law degree from the University of Victoria. (Photo by Rebecca Cotterell)

Martine Rothblatt receives honorary law degree from University of Victoria

The inventor has broken ground in communications, medicine and artificial intelligence

Martine Rothblatt received an honorary law degree from the University of Victoria. (Photo by Rebecca Cotterell)
Saanich Police, ICBC hand out reflectors to promote pedestrian safety

Saanich Police, ICBC hand out reflectors to promote pedestrian safety

ICBC and Saanich Police urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as the days grow shorter

  • Nov 5, 2019
Saanich Police, ICBC hand out reflectors to promote pedestrian safety
Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapies and former CEO of SiriusXM, is the highest paid CEO in the country. Rothblatt founded UT after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. She is also transgender and married to the same woman for 32 years (File Contributed/Andre Chung)

University of Victoria presents honorary degree to tech, medicine and AI mastermind

UVic’s Chair of Transgender Studies nominated Martine Rothblatt for an honorary law degree

Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapies and former CEO of SiriusXM, is the highest paid CEO in the country. Rothblatt founded UT after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. She is also transgender and married to the same woman for 32 years (File Contributed/Andre Chung)
Archival photo of Roger J. Bishop in the previous space o UVic Special Collections and University Archives in the McPherson Library (photo undated). (File credit: University Archives)

UVic receives $1.6 million donation from long-time patron

Roger J. Bishop’s donation creates three new scholarships and funding for research

Archival photo of Roger J. Bishop in the previous space o UVic Special Collections and University Archives in the McPherson Library (photo undated). (File credit: University Archives)