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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)
University of Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

Wages, job security key in tentative deal for UVic sessional lecturers

The pact covers 450 sessional lecturers and music instructors

  • Sep 27, 2019
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A digital rendering shows what the new development at 1314 Broad St. will look like. (File contributed/CHARD Development)

New downtown Victoria hotel to offer car elevator, bee sanctuary

A ‘well-known’ hotel chain will operate the 137-room development on Broad Street

A digital rendering shows what the new development at 1314 Broad St. will look like. (File contributed/CHARD Development)
Dr. Fraser Black, palliative care physician with PORT working in downtown Victoria (File contributed/UVic)

Mobile palliative care team launches for downtown Victoria’s homeless population

UVic, Cool Aid, Victoria Hospice and Island Health team up for end-of-life care services

Dr. Fraser Black, palliative care physician with PORT working in downtown Victoria (File contributed/UVic)
UVic extended the course drop deadline for full tuition fee reimbursement in wake of fatal bus crash involving two students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
UVic extended the course drop deadline for full tuition fee reimbursement in wake of fatal bus crash involving two students. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Sarah Hunter, a UVic student who survived the mid-Island bus crash, started a petition to fix the road where the bus rolled over. (Sarah Hunter/change.org)

Bus crash survivor petitions Justin Trudeau to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

Sarah Hunter, a UVic student who survived the mid-Island bus crash, started a petition to fix the road where the bus rolled over. (Sarah Hunter/change.org)
WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month

WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month

Eight members will be at a military base in Maryland for the competition from June 23 to 28

WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month
UVic pronounces three new Canada Research chairs

UVic pronounces three new Canada Research chairs

Three scientists at the University of Victoria will serve as Canada Research Chairs

UVic pronounces three new Canada Research chairs
UVic is consulting students, faculty and the public on the implementation of gender neutral washrooms. (Susan Quinn Photo)

UVic consulting on campus-wide gender inclusive washrooms

Surveys ask for input on way-fiding and stall signage

UVic is consulting students, faculty and the public on the implementation of gender neutral washrooms. (Susan Quinn Photo)
Sandra Richardson, the CEO of the Victoria Foundation, announces the results of a study of social impact of charities in Victoria. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Study shows registered charities gave Victoria $4-billion boost

Civil sector now on par with tech and tourism sectors in Captial Regional District

Sandra Richardson, the CEO of the Victoria Foundation, announces the results of a study of social impact of charities in Victoria. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A group of roughly 50 people wrote messages of welcoming and love in Centennial Square on Nov. 12 after several posters praising white beauty were found in Victoria. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

‘Spread love’: UVic Pride replaces white supremacy posters in Victoria

Around 50 people walked through downtown on Nov. 12 to share posters of love

A group of roughly 50 people wrote messages of welcoming and love in Centennial Square on Nov. 12 after several posters praising white beauty were found in Victoria. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
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Honorary degrees a highlight at UVic fall convocation

Degrees recognize social justice, early childhood education, sustainable agriculture and music

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Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training gives impassioned speech at the launch of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

UVic launches historic Indigenous law program

World’s first law degree to combine Indigenous, non-Indigenous law

Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training gives impassioned speech at the launch of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Keri Coles/News Staff)