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University of Victoria health information science professor Elizabeth Borycki says the pandemic has accelerated advances in patient-centred information technology. (Courtesy of UVic Photos)

COVID driving evolution of health information technology: UVic expert

Patient choice at the forefront of pandemic tech, Prof. Elizabeth Borycki says

 

Masami Teramachi, a Fernwood resident and university student, was inspired to create this map to help residents rediscover the beauty and local attractions around them. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Hand-drawn map of Victoria neighbourhood created to inspire residents

UVic student Masami Teramachi hopes to help locals see beauty in their own backyard

 

The Saanich Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a series of break-ins at the University of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

38-year-old man arrested in connection to string of UVic break-ins

11 break-ins have occurred since June, with nine in the past month and a half

 

University of Victoria radio station CFUV is hiring two Indigenous podcasters as part of its second year of the Documenting Decolonization project, with the help of a $49,000 grant. (Pixabay)

UVic radio continues Indigenous media development with help of $49,000 grant

Funding will help CFUV hire Indigenous podcasters to do story, issue and language-based shows

University of Victoria radio station CFUV is hiring two Indigenous podcasters as part of its second year of the Documenting Decolonization project, with the help of a $49,000 grant. (Pixabay)
Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. He offers tips to remain on board with resolutions through sustainable practice. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

New year’s resolutions are cliche – adopting healthy habits takes time, UVic expert says

Try pairing something you enjoy with health changes that might initially feel like a burden

Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. He offers tips to remain on board with resolutions through sustainable practice. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
University of Victoria psychologist Nigel Mantou Lou led a research project studying Asian-Canadian discrimination in Canada. He and his team found that anti-Asian racism has increased during the pandemic. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)

UVic study shows hate crimes against Asian Canadians increase during pandemic

Many survey participants fear their children will be bullied due to their Chinese identity

University of Victoria psychologist Nigel Mantou Lou led a research project studying Asian-Canadian discrimination in Canada. He and his team found that anti-Asian racism has increased during the pandemic. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
Jacques Lemay, theatre professor at UVic, was one of 135 honourable people appointed to the Order of Canada on Dec. 29. (Photo courtesy of Christian Tisdale Photography)

Governor general appoints 3 University of Victoria leaders to the Order of Canada

One of Canada’s highest civilian honours goes to trio from UVic community Dec. 29

Jacques Lemay, theatre professor at UVic, was one of 135 honourable people appointed to the Order of Canada on Dec. 29. (Photo courtesy of Christian Tisdale Photography)
Dr. Bonnie Henry credited high vaccination rate among the University of Victoria community for mitigating the effects of a spike in COVID-19 cases associated with the school. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

High vaccination rate helped mitigate UVic COVID-19 spike: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Case uptick hasn’t translated into severe illness in university community, Henry says

Dr. Bonnie Henry credited high vaccination rate among the University of Victoria community for mitigating the effects of a spike in COVID-19 cases associated with the school. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Tim Naimi, director of the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, says higher levels of consumption seen in the first few months of COVID were not the result of stockpiling, but of an overall increase in drinking sustained over the year. (Amanda Farrell-Low/Courtesy UVic)

B.C. alcohol consumption rates hit a 20-year peak in 2021

UVic researcher says increased availability leads to people drinking more

Tim Naimi, director of the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, says higher levels of consumption seen in the first few months of COVID were not the result of stockpiling, but of an overall increase in drinking sustained over the year. (Amanda Farrell-Low/Courtesy UVic)
The University of Victoria received a donation from alumnus Bruce McKean to support Indigenous mental health research. (Black Press Media file photo)

$1.5 million to help University of Victoria engage in Indigenous mental health research

University seeking new research chair in Indigenous mental health in 2022

The University of Victoria received a donation from alumnus Bruce McKean to support Indigenous mental health research. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Omicron variant has been identified in a COVID-19 cluster associated with University of Victoria students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria COVID-19 cluster grows to 124; four cases so far listed as Omicron variant

University moved all fall semester exams online Sunday amid rising case numbers

The Omicron variant has been identified in a COVID-19 cluster associated with University of Victoria students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Bruce Wilson, longtime coach of the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team, is retiring after 34 years on the sidelines. (Photo courtesy of UVic Athletics and Recreation)

UVic coach retires after storied 34-year career with men’s soccer Vikes

Bruce Wilson followed a successful pro and national team career by taking the reins at UVic in 1987

Bruce Wilson, longtime coach of the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team, is retiring after 34 years on the sidelines. (Photo courtesy of UVic Athletics and Recreation)
Swimmers from UVic swim teams competed in Edmonton at the Canada West championships. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic teams finish third at Canada West swimming championships

Vikes swimmers set new personal records at Edmonton meet

Swimmers from UVic swim teams competed in Edmonton at the Canada West championships. (Black Press Media file photo)
Liz King (left) and Rodolfo Calero from UBC join UVic’s Jeanie Gunn in loading 600 caps and gowns onto a truck bound for UBC. (Courtesy of UBC)
Liz King (left) and Rodolfo Calero from UBC join UVic’s Jeanie Gunn in loading 600 caps and gowns onto a truck bound for UBC. (Courtesy of UBC)
Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

Loss to Laval winds up men’s soccer season for UVic Vikes

Vikes go 1-2 at U Sports national championships in Ottawa

Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)
UVic professor and researcher Natalie Ban won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada fellowship for her dedication to finding real-world solutions for marine issues. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic prof receives fellowship for marine conservation protection research

Program sees recipients relieved of teaching duties while devoting time to research

UVic professor and researcher Natalie Ban won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada fellowship for her dedication to finding real-world solutions for marine issues. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
The University of Victoria women’s rugby team has earned a semifinal berth at nationals for the first time in program history after defeating the University of Guelph on Wednesday (Nov. 10). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Historic win earns Vikes women’s rugby first-ever semifinal berth at nationals

The Unversity of Victoria beat the Guelph Gryphons 21-10 on Wednesday

The University of Victoria women’s rugby team has earned a semifinal berth at nationals for the first time in program history after defeating the University of Guelph on Wednesday (Nov. 10). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Patrick Du Wors, a theatre design professor at the University of Victoria, revisits a previous scenographic concept as Phoenix Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
Patrick Du Wors, a theatre design professor at the University of Victoria, revisits a previous scenographic concept as Phoenix Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Police step up enforcement after fireworks discharged at University of Victoria partygoers

Halloween weekend parties saw crowds of up to 1,000 people on campus

Fireworks were launched into a crowd of partygoers at the University of Victoria during Halloween weekend gatherings that saw crowds of up to 1,000 young persons. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Aleah Ashlee of the Comox Valley is a guard on the University of Victoria women’s basketball team. Photo by Peggy Street

Basketball’s ‘Grandma Aleah’ loving her status as a rare 6th-year Vike

Comox Valley basketball product Aleah Ashlee back for another run with UVic

Aleah Ashlee of the Comox Valley is a guard on the University of Victoria women’s basketball team. Photo by Peggy Street