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Wolf Edwards working on his piece ‘Civilian Death’ with the Tsilumos Ensemble ahead of the Salt New Music Festival and Symposium, being livestreamed Jan. 7 and 8 from the University of Victoria. (Facebook/Salt New Music Festival and Symposium)

UVic-led SALT Music Festival challenges music conventions virtually, Jan. 7 and 8

Online performances premiere works of composers from Greater Victoria and around the world

 

The University of Victoria is moving the remainder of its final exams online as COVID-19 cases among students continue to rise. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic moves remaining exams online amid rising COVID-19 cases

Case spike linked to two off-campus student social gatherings

 

As impact chair for Indigenous art practices at UVic, Carey Newman is jointly appointed to teach in the departments of visual arts, and art history and visual studies. (University of Victoria/Photo Services)

University of Victoria’s Indigenous art practices impact chair hopes to be catalyst for change

Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) to impact a new generation of art students at UVic

 

Some University of Victoria students will take their exams online after two off-campus events caused a large uptick in COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-campus events spike COVID-19 cases among UVic students, push some exams online

Those impacted are business and varsity students, says university

Some University of Victoria students will take their exams online after two off-campus events caused a large uptick in COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new mail-in program initiated by the University of Victoria allows Vancouver Island drug users in centres without drug-testing facilities to send in samples to be rapid-tested for toxic substances. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island University)

Vancouver Islanders can now have opioids, other drugs lab-checked by mail

UVic-led drug checking project provides anonymous online results within a day of receiving sample

A new mail-in program initiated by the University of Victoria allows Vancouver Island drug users in centres without drug-testing facilities to send in samples to be rapid-tested for toxic substances. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island University)
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)
National field hockey player Nora Struchtrup of Oak Bay heads to South Africa to compete in the Junior World Cup. (Courtesy Nora Struchtrup)

Greater Victoria grads stickhandle to Junior World Cup in South Africa

UVic Vikes field hockey players compete for Junior World Cup in December

National field hockey player Nora Struchtrup of Oak Bay heads to South Africa to compete in the Junior World Cup. (Courtesy Nora Struchtrup)
UVic’s wind buoy will be the first mobile unit capable of collecting off-shore wind data in the province. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UVic-designed buoy first to measure offshore B.C. winds for energy potential

Data collected from buoy could help shift rural, Indigenous communities away from diesel

UVic’s wind buoy will be the first mobile unit capable of collecting off-shore wind data in the province. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Former University of Victoria soccer star Simon Keith has put his name, as has the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, on a new scholarship for UVic student-athletes who have undergone an organ transplant or donated. (Facebook/Simon Keith)

Simon Keith award created for UVic students who have given or received an organ

Former UVic student and pro soccer player has now undergone two heart transplants

Former University of Victoria soccer star Simon Keith has put his name, as has the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, on a new scholarship for UVic student-athletes who have undergone an organ transplant or donated. (Facebook/Simon Keith)
University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Residents are encouraged to take precautions at this time of year around male deer, which can be unpredictable during rutting season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents are encouraged to take precautions at this time of year around male deer, which can be unpredictable during rutting season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)

Greater Victoria marks Orange Shirt Day with in-person, streamed events

University of Victoria hosts event Sept. 29, City of Victoria on Sept. 30

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Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)
The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Use of N-word in University of Victoria literature class lecture causes stir

English department to look at establishing best practices for teaching disturbing materials

The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.
The Saanich Police Department is looking to identify a suspect in connection to a sexual assault investigation. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Woman sexually assaulted on bus leaving University of Victoria

Saanich Police Department looking to identify suspect in Sept. 10 investigation

The Saanich Police Department is looking to identify a suspect in connection to a sexual assault investigation. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
An Abbott Laboratories Panbio COVID- 19 Rapid Test device is displayed at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

UVic among 4 B.C. universities to require rapid COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated students, staff

UBC, SFU, UVic and TRU will be asking students to declare their vaccination status confidentially

An Abbott Laboratories Panbio COVID- 19 Rapid Test device is displayed at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A moth finds some rocky road near a forest and farm habitat in Cobble Hill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pandemic boom in Greater Victoria park use translates to better insect understanding

University of Victoria entymologist pleased with shift in thinking

A moth finds some rocky road near a forest and farm habitat in Cobble Hill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic student rep says action needed on housing crisis

Student society calls for municipalities surrounding UVic to update zoning laws

Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)
Current provincial return to campus guidelines for the University of Victoria and other post-secondary institutions in B.C. call for a return to ‘most pre-pandemic practises.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
Current provincial return to campus guidelines for the University of Victoria and other post-secondary institutions in B.C. call for a return to ‘most pre-pandemic practises.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
Camille Zimmer, right, is a PhD candidate studying water treatment methods for hikers. Alice Gentleman landed a dream summer job as Zimmer’s lab technician. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

UVic student proves it’s possible to earn a PhD at the beach

The engineering PhD candidate is studying hiker’s water quality on Juan de Fuca Trail

Camille Zimmer, right, is a PhD candidate studying water treatment methods for hikers. Alice Gentleman landed a dream summer job as Zimmer’s lab technician. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Indigenous knowledge will help University of Victoria researchers better understand best land management practices in terms of biodiversity. (Pixabay)

Biodiversity project with University of Victoria connection to use Indigenous eco-knowledge

DNA research on plant and animal species relates to food security, human health and more

Indigenous knowledge will help University of Victoria researchers better understand best land management practices in terms of biodiversity. (Pixabay)