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Amanda Vick is part of the first graduating class of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

Students of the world’s first Indigenous law program at UVic set to graduate

Graduates to influence areas of law such as constitutionalism, Indigenous governance

Amanda Vick is part of the first graduating class of the Indigenous law program at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)
UVic social work professor Bruce Wallace and chemistry prof Dennis Hore, project leaders for the Substance drug-checking project, stand in front of their storefront location on Cook street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Changes in illicit drug supply offer challenges for Victoria researchers

Its storefront open a year, UVic’s Substance project looks to scale up services

UVic social work professor Bruce Wallace and chemistry prof Dennis Hore, project leaders for the Substance drug-checking project, stand in front of their storefront location on Cook street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
UVic’s Ethan Hager leaps to corral the ball in action against Westshore RFC at Wallace Field on March 12. (Photo courtesy University of Victoria varsity athletics)

Vikes rugby men find win column in a big way on home turf in Saanich

UVic’s 60-5 win over Westshore RFC largest offensive outburst since 2021 nationals

UVic’s Ethan Hager leaps to corral the ball in action against Westshore RFC at Wallace Field on March 12. (Photo courtesy University of Victoria varsity athletics)
Using a specialized chamber, UVic microbiology professor Caroline Cameron works with the bacterium that causes syphilis. She’s researching a better diagnostic test and vaccine for the STI. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)

UVic researcher working to develop syphilis vaccine after spike in new cases

More than 1,400 B.C. residents contracted the STI in 2021

Using a specialized chamber, UVic microbiology professor Caroline Cameron works with the bacterium that causes syphilis. She’s researching a better diagnostic test and vaccine for the STI. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
University of Victoria’s Ralph Evins (left), Haris Shamsi, Rajeev Kotha and Mahsa Torabi are part of team called ReBuild, which is working on a database of building retrofit best practices aimed at making them more energy efficient, low carbon and resilient to climate change. (Photo courtesy of Armando Tura/University of Victoria)

UVic-based initiative building database on energy efficiency retrofit best practices

ReBuild to guide how to make emissions-reducing retrofits in affordable way

University of Victoria’s Ralph Evins (left), Haris Shamsi, Rajeev Kotha and Mahsa Torabi are part of team called ReBuild, which is working on a database of building retrofit best practices aimed at making them more energy efficient, low carbon and resilient to climate change. (Photo courtesy of Armando Tura/University of Victoria)
According to FishSounds.net, fish enjoy lively conversations over the coral reefs. (Photo by Kieran Cox)

University of Victoria researcher helps build global inventory of fish grunts, squeals

Research helps better understand how noise impacts marine life

According to FishSounds.net, fish enjoy lively conversations over the coral reefs. (Photo by Kieran Cox)
Royal Roads University has purchased 798 Goldstream Ave. in central Langford, which is currently home to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. While the school said plans have yet to be finalized, Mayor Stew Young said he is confident the property will be developed into a long-desired university or college campus in the city. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Mayor confident Langford will see university campus after Royal Roads University land purchase

New campus would get students out of Highway 1 commute, could include performing arts centre

Royal Roads University has purchased 798 Goldstream Ave. in central Langford, which is currently home to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. While the school said plans have yet to be finalized, Mayor Stew Young said he is confident the property will be developed into a long-desired university or college campus in the city. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A number of University of Victoria Vikes swimmers posted national qualifying times during the recent West Coast Collegiate meet at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic swimmers rack up national qualifying times at West Coast Collegiate event

Sophie Tarrant and others qualify for U Sports championships, March 24 to 26 in Quebec City

A number of University of Victoria Vikes swimmers posted national qualifying times during the recent West Coast Collegiate meet at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool. (Black Press Media file photo)
21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)

University of Victoria student turns class project idea into full-blown fashion business

Website aims to help art and design students find platform to share, sell their fashion pieces

21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)
Sahar Sam, co-founder and chief science officer of Solaires Entreprises Inc., was a participant in UVic innovation centre’s W Launch and W Venture programs. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)

Kwench site answers University of Victoria’s thirst for downtown startup support

Female tech innovators among first to benefit from Victoria-based programs

Sahar Sam, co-founder and chief science officer of Solaires Entreprises Inc., was a participant in UVic innovation centre’s W Launch and W Venture programs. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)

Thumbs-up gesture opens door to question Victoria police officer’s neutrality: UVic researcher

Impartiality, neutrality essential at protests, chief says, as is public safety-motivated engagement

A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)
Rees Goertzen playing for the University of Victoria against the University of British Columbia. Goertzen will get the chance to don the purple of Pacific FC this summer. (Courtesy of AP Shutter)

UVic soccer star drafted by Pacific FC

“To play on the Island is my dream right now,” said Rees Goertzen

Rees Goertzen playing for the University of Victoria against the University of British Columbia. Goertzen will get the chance to don the purple of Pacific FC this summer. (Courtesy of AP Shutter)
New student residence buildings are coming closer to completion on the University of Victoria campus. The first of these buildings is expected for completion this spring, and be move-in ready for this September. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UVic housing project nears completion, move-in dates begin fall 2022

Student Housing and Dining Project to add 621 beds, two new buildings, campus upgrades

New student residence buildings are coming closer to completion on the University of Victoria campus. The first of these buildings is expected for completion this spring, and be move-in ready for this September. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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

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

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)
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

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)
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)