University of Victoria

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
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)
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)
Benjamin Tutolo of the Solid Carbon team measures the pH of water in his laboratory at the University of Calgary. Solid Carbon is led by Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of UVic. (Photo courtesy of Qin Zhang)

UVic, U-Calgary researchers investigate possibility of CO2 storage in ocean basalt

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions says innovation may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Benjamin Tutolo of the Solid Carbon team measures the pH of water in his laboratory at the University of Calgary. Solid Carbon is led by Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of UVic. (Photo courtesy of Qin Zhang)
Co-organizers of the University of Victoria Thunderfest welcome back celebrations, Jenna Brodersen and Evan Libke, pause for a photo during the campus event Friday. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Thunderfest, other campus events kick off UVic students’ first week back

Students mingle, get to know Vikes teams, and learn about recreational programming at UVic

Co-organizers of the University of Victoria Thunderfest welcome back celebrations, Jenna Brodersen and Evan Libke, pause for a photo during the campus event Friday. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich PD responded to a large crowd on UVic campus Sunday night (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Hundreds, if not close to 1000’ unmasked students seen partying on UVic campus Sunday night

Saanich Police issued two tickets under the Liquor Control and Licencing Act

Saanich PD responded to a large crowd on UVic campus Sunday night (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria students and staff show high vaccination rates in a recent survey. (Courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria survey shows high vax uptake; campus return details clarified

More than 95 per cent of students, faculty and staff responding have had first or second dose

University of Victoria students and staff show high vaccination rates in a recent survey. (Courtesy of UVic)