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Dr. Elaine Humphrey with the $9.2 million Scanning Transmission Electron Holography Microscope in the Advanced Microscopy Facility in the Bob Wright building of UVic. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Wooldog among mysteries uncovered with powerful UVic microscope

Finding ‘Mutton,’ a dog lost in a Smithsonian drawer for 150 years

Dr. Elaine Humphrey with the $9.2 million Scanning Transmission Electron Holography Microscope in the Advanced Microscopy Facility in the Bob Wright building of UVic. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Hailey Davies and Wendy Fleming, contributors to the study on human consumptions of microplastics using a seine fishing net in Sidney British Columbia. (Credit: Kieran Cox)
Hailey Davies and Wendy Fleming, contributors to the study on human consumptions of microplastics using a seine fishing net in Sidney British Columbia. (Credit: Kieran Cox)
UVic Properties and Chard Development partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into student housing and condos. Plans have now switched to focus on a hotel development (Black Press Media File Photo)

University of Victoria scraps student housing plan, opts for hotel instead

UVic originally planned 59 units for grad students at a proposed Broad Street development

UVic Properties and Chard Development partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into student housing and condos. Plans have now switched to focus on a hotel development (Black Press Media File Photo)
Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)

UVic researcher gets $1.08 million to study the link between sugar, immune cells and cancer

Julian Lum will lead a study to see how a person’s diet can strengthen their immune cells

Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)
Starting at 7:30 a.m. on April 5, University of Victoria students picketed in front of the Michael Williams Building. The students are protesting the board to increase tuition for international students by 15 per cent for undergraduates and four per cent for graduate students. (Kendra Crighton/Victoria News Staff)

UVic students protest tuition hike for international students

Food not fees rally takes place all day Friday at the University of Victoria

Starting at 7:30 a.m. on April 5, University of Victoria students picketed in front of the Michael Williams Building. The students are protesting the board to increase tuition for international students by 15 per cent for undergraduates and four per cent for graduate students. (Kendra Crighton/Victoria News Staff)
University of Victoria students are fighting decisions made by the board of governors to raise international tuition fees 15 per cent. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic students fight international tuition hikes and ‘fiscal segregation’

School says it provides ‘wide range of financial supports’ for international students

University of Victoria students are fighting decisions made by the board of governors to raise international tuition fees 15 per cent. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
UVic professor says his ‘toxic masculinity’ prompted him to step down following a program investigation
UVic professor says his ‘toxic masculinity’ prompted him to step down following a program investigation
The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team is working in conjunction with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria to sponsor a family. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)

UVic group seeks to sponsor, mentor refugee family

20-person team looks to do more than just raise money

  • Mar 2, 2019
The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team is working in conjunction with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria to sponsor a family. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)
A digital image of a scanned British Admiralty chart. (UVic geography department)

1858 Naval maps combined with satellite data helps researchers map kelp bed health

UVic researchers have come up with a novel way of collecting data

A digital image of a scanned British Admiralty chart. (UVic geography department)
Tanner crabs (Chionoecetes tanneri) captured in June 2016 at 1,250 metres below the surface at Barkley Canyon. (Photo courtesy UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada)

WATCH: Methane-snacking crabs adaptive to climate change, UVic researchers say

A joint research study shows that B.C. crabs are making the most of methane seeps

Tanner crabs (Chionoecetes tanneri) captured in June 2016 at 1,250 metres below the surface at Barkley Canyon. (Photo courtesy UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada)
Master Nuu-Chah-Nulth carver Tim Paul (Left) and Edward Johnson Jr., program manager for Huu-ay-aht First Nation, stood near an 800-year-old felled tree near Bamfield. Paul will carve the tree into a new Language Revitalization Pole for the UN 2019 Year of Indigenous languages (File Contributed/First Nations Education Foundation)

800-year-old tree to become UN project totem at B.C. university

Pole to be raised in recognition of the UN 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Master Nuu-Chah-Nulth carver Tim Paul (Left) and Edward Johnson Jr., program manager for Huu-ay-aht First Nation, stood near an 800-year-old felled tree near Bamfield. Paul will carve the tree into a new Language Revitalization Pole for the UN 2019 Year of Indigenous languages (File Contributed/First Nations Education Foundation)
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 18, 2019
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)
Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

UVic students dumpster diving for food

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 17, 2019
Riley Yakabuski (left) and Elora Adamson (right) have been sourcing meals from dumpsters since January 8 to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity in northern communities. Pictured January 16, 2019. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
Peace Arch Crossing on a busy Saturday morning. The continued U.S. government shutdown will affect Canadians in a number of ways, border traffic being among those. (Drive BC file)

US government shutdown will soon slow border traffic, affect food quality

Canada needs to ratify NAFTA ahead of election, says UVic political scientist

Peace Arch Crossing on a busy Saturday morning. The continued U.S. government shutdown will affect Canadians in a number of ways, border traffic being among those. (Drive BC file)
A screenshot from the Nal-Pal app shows what it would look like if a person in distress called for help. (File contributed/Derek Jacoby)

B.C. university to launch app to link drug users with Naloxone kits

Researchers have spent the last year developing the Nal-Pal app

A screenshot from the Nal-Pal app shows what it would look like if a person in distress called for help. (File contributed/Derek Jacoby)
A screenshot from the Nal-Pal app shows what it would look like if a person in distress called for help. (File contributed/Derek Jacoby)

UVic to launch app to link drug users with Naloxone kits

Researchers have spent the last year developing the Nal-Pal app

A screenshot from the Nal-Pal app shows what it would look like if a person in distress called for help. (File contributed/Derek Jacoby)
Oak Bay’s own Lochie Kratz and Crosby Stewart of the UVic Vikes host Queens Gaels in their first game of the 2018 U Sports men’s rugby nationals at UVic. Game 1 is Thursday, 2 p.m. at Wallace Field. Game 2 is Friday, 6 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Vikes ready for Queen’s in Game 1 of national men’s rugby championship

From mid-terms to national championships, it’s a rugby life

Oak Bay’s own Lochie Kratz and Crosby Stewart of the UVic Vikes host Queens Gaels in their first game of the 2018 U Sports men’s rugby nationals at UVic. Game 1 is Thursday, 2 p.m. at Wallace Field. Game 2 is Friday, 6 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Substance use costs Canadians $38 billion per year

Substance use costs Canadians $38 billion per year

Uvic PhD candidate leading a program on true cost of alcohol health problems

Substance use costs Canadians $38 billion per year
Adam Sherk, a Uvic PhD candidate, lead the development of InterMAHP. (Uvic/Jonathan Woods)

Substance use costs Canadians $38 billion per year

B.C. university researcher leading a program on true cost of alcohol health problems

Adam Sherk, a Uvic PhD candidate, lead the development of InterMAHP. (Uvic/Jonathan Woods)
Haida and Chimo in captivity at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria in 1972. Chimo had a rare genetic condition that made her white. ( John F. Colby)

How the killer whale became the orca

Uvic professor writes on society’s changing relationship with whales

Haida and Chimo in captivity at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria in 1972. Chimo had a rare genetic condition that made her white. ( John F. Colby)