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Colby Harder, centre, listens to feedback from Langford residents during a community walk aimed at generating ideas to improve the pedestrian experience in the community through walkrollmap.org. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford residents stroll through community to improve pedestrian experience

A Saturday community walk provided ideas as part of the walkrollmap.org initiative by UVic

Colby Harder, centre, listens to feedback from Langford residents during a community walk aimed at generating ideas to improve the pedestrian experience in the community through walkrollmap.org. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)

Canada a G20 leader in green pandemic recovery initiatives, UVic study finds

Still roadblocks ahead on hitting emission goals find University of Victoria researchers

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)
Larry Stefanek will leave his job as teacher and athletic director at Ballenas Secondary to become the head coach of the University of Victoria men’s soccer program. (PQB News file photo)
Larry Stefanek will leave his job as teacher and athletic director at Ballenas Secondary to become the head coach of the University of Victoria men’s soccer program. (PQB News file photo)
Auto worker Angely Labo works in the body shop producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the GM Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. A new report co-authored by the UVic-based Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions found Canada has a narrow window to insert itself as a leader in making larger electric vehicles. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

UVic institute report finds Canada must act now to prosper in net-zero marketplace

Coordinated effort needed as country risks losing opportunities to trading partners

Auto worker Angely Labo works in the body shop producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the GM Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. A new report co-authored by the UVic-based Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions found Canada has a narrow window to insert itself as a leader in making larger electric vehicles. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
The University of Victoria is hosting six weeks of climate cafes on campus and in Victoria now through May 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria brews tea and climate talk gatherings

Cafes invite community-based discussion groups to share thoughts on climate change

The University of Victoria is hosting six weeks of climate cafes on campus and in Victoria now through May 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria dropped its mask mandate alongside provincial health orders March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic board of governors rejects senate’s vote to reinstate mask mandate

Senate argued dropping the mandate puts immunocompromised people at risk

The University of Victoria dropped its mask mandate alongside provincial health orders March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Kidovate Victoria 2019 market. After two years the market returns to The Bay Centre on April 9. (File photo courtesy Beattie Tartan)

University of Victoria business school initiative inspires young entrepreneurs

Kidovate market returns to Victoria mall after two-year hiatus

The Kidovate Victoria 2019 market. After two years the market returns to The Bay Centre on April 9. (File photo courtesy Beattie Tartan)
The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)

Youth orchestra explores symphonic style with spring show at UVic

Concert includes La forza del destino, Finlandia, Op. 26 and Rhenish

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)
UVic Vikes track and field team members David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden stand atop the podium following their win in the 4 x 800-metre relay at the Canada West University Championships in Winnipeg. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic track earn two gold, five medals at Canada West Championships

Brandon Vail in the 3,000 metres and men’s 4 x 800 relay team run to top of podium

UVic Vikes track and field team members David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden stand atop the podium following their win in the 4 x 800-metre relay at the Canada West University Championships in Winnipeg. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

First UN leadership training centre on West Coast lands at UVic

Purpose to strengthen global ties, address such issues as climate, innovation, health

The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The University of Victoria Foundation has made a large investment into a fund targeting market opportunities relating to the transition to net-zero emissions. (Photo courtesy of the UVic Foundation/Puhimec/Envato)

$25M investment in net-zero transition fund latest green move for UVic Foundation

Asset manager continues environmentally responsible investment direction

The University of Victoria Foundation has made a large investment into a fund targeting market opportunities relating to the transition to net-zero emissions. (Photo courtesy of the UVic Foundation/Puhimec/Envato)
Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)

UVic mourns loss of popular alumnus

Former Vikes soccer captain Mackenzie Rigg dies from brain tumour at age 26

Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)
UVic president Kevin Hall, left, Elder Skip Dick and Camosun College president Lane Trotter gather during the March 2 paddle gifting ceremony. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Greater Victoria post-secondary schools mark 50 years with Indigenous paddle ceremony

UVic, Camosun celebrate relationship and shared goals for Indigenous education

UVic president Kevin Hall, left, Elder Skip Dick and Camosun College president Lane Trotter gather during the March 2 paddle gifting ceremony. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
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)
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)
Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)

Report finds gaps in understanding of impacts of Canadian residential schools

UVic researcher helps craft report tracking state of Indigenous reconciliation in Canada

Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)
The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic Vikes raise $29,000 to fight cancer, smashing last year’s fundraiser record

Personal experiences inspire contributions to annual Shoot for the Cure

The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)
The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)

University of Victoria’s The Waste Land lays bare Eliot poem in pandemic parallel

100-year-old poem echoes our time, director/choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz says

The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
Since May 2020, CanAssist has helped over 90 people with learning, cognitive, physical or other forms of disability find employment. (Pixabay)

UVic’s CanAssist programs offer timely employment boost for people with disabilities

Labour force entry barriers range from lack of small accommodations to outright discrimination

Since May 2020, CanAssist has helped over 90 people with learning, cognitive, physical or other forms of disability find employment. (Pixabay)
Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)

Award-winning playwright hosts free memoir, satire writing lecture at UVic

Carmen Aguirre will present in person and remotely from Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17

Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)