University of Victoria

Logging In Ancient Walbran Valley Forest Spells Doom For Treetop Species

DeSmog Canada | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

High in the trees that have been growing in the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island for up to 1,000 years, unique colonies of insects and invertebrates are thriving. However, new plans to log Central Walbran, outside of borders of Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, are once again threatening a unique and vital ecosystem.

World's 1st Chair In Transgender Studies Named At B.C. University

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Dr. Aaron Devor will explore crucial issues on the subject including health care, poverty, discrimination and suicide.

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Sports And Recreation

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Whether you're a varsity athlete, a fanatic CIS football fan or a casual gym-goer, it's important to know how your future university stacks up in fitness and athletics. UniversityHub has asked more than 1,000 students to rate their university's sports and recreation facilities, in addition to 50-plus other factors.

New One-Drop Blood Test Could Screen For Cancer

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It works, and it works well,'' according to a B.C. biochemist.

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Dining And Nightlife

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Restaurants and nightlife are a quintessential part of any university experience. Whether your scene is eating homestyle stew or sharing a local microbrew with pals, there's nothing like a night on the town to take your mind off school. We compiled a list of the top 10 schools and featured a hot spot from each one.

10 Best Canadian Universities For Extracurriculars

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

There's much more to university life than living at the library. Extracurricular activities can complement your studies, amp up your social life and truly round out your university experience. UniversityHub asked over 1,000 students to rate their schools across several criteria, one of which was extracurriculars.

Universities That Censor end up Paying in Court

John Carpay | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
John Carpay

The law should not allow UVic to become a lesser and distorted version of itself, by denying students the right to peacefully express unpopular opinions. It's time to return universities to their central mandate of educating robust, thinking minds.

The 10 Best Universities for 'Hippies' and 'Hipsters'

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Do you rock skinny jeans and dark-rimmed glasses on a near-daily basis? Or are you someone who's passionate about the environment and sustainability? If so, you're probably interested in what Canadian universities are doing to foster and support these sub-cultures.

Several Men Sought By Police After University Of Victoria Sex Assault

CBC | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Saanich Police are looking for several men they say were involved in an alleged sexual assault on the campus of the University of Victoria on Satur...

Alleged UVIc Sex Assault Included Several Men: Saanich Police

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A student at the University of Victoria reported that she was sexually assaulted by several male suspects, said Saanich Police. The alleged attack...

B.C. Coast Should Brace For 'Monster' Weather System This Year: Prof

CP | Kevin Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Now this year is a pretty monster El Nino, probably the largest ever witnessed."

Once-Outlawed First Nations Fishing Technique Gets New Life

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We built a full-sized, modern reef net and we actually went fishing with it last summer."

Canadian Consumers' Most Trusted Brands .. Are Canadian

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Business

When it comes to trusting consumer brands, Canadians stick close to home. Five of the 10 most trusted brands in the country are homegrown, accordin...

Massive Mystery 'Blob' In Pacific Could Be Messing With The Weather

CBC | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

If you're wondering why British Columbia experienced such a mild winter and early spring, you could maybe blame it on a mysterious "blob&quo...

B.C. Graduate Student Defends Thesis Underwater

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Mike Irvine is the first person in the world to defend his thesis from the deep.

Canada's Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

A report released today by the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and England. Current rules around "political activity" are confusing and create an "intolerable state of uncertainty," the report says.

Victoria Parking Warning Is Oh So Canadian

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

They say island life makes you more relaxed, more easygoing. Such is the case for one forgiving University of Victoria (UVic) parking officer, at leas...

First Signs Of Human Life In Canada May Be Here

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Researchers using a robotic underwater vehicle off British Columbia's northern coast believe they may have found the earliest evidence of ...

BC Nature Files Legal Challenge Against Northern Gateway Pipeline Approval

Carol Linnitt | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"In the lawsuit filed today, we argue that due to fundamental flaws in the JRP's report, Cabinet was deprived of the legal authority to make a final decision on the pipeline," Chris Tollefson, ELC executive director and lawyer for BC Nature, said.

B.C. University Offers Course On Queen Bey

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Ring the alarm: the University of Victoria is offering an entire course on Beyoncé Knowles. The class description says it will "explore how we can...

UVic Satellite Zooms To Big Honour

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

MONTREAL - Justin Curran still remembers sleeping under a blanket decorated like a rocket ship when he was a child."It looked like the inside of a spa...

Mainland Predators Vs. Mellow Islanders

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia has two breeds of wolves, the ferocious mainland animals that compete with grizzly bears for food and territory, and the l...

WATCH: Clever Birds Open Parkade Doors

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

These bird brains are pretty darn big to have figured out how to operate the doors in an underground parkade at the University of Victoria. A YouTu...

Student's $16,000 Ministry Contracts Under Scrutiny

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s education minister is investigating a Victoria student's taxpayer-funded trip to Finland to write a report on Finnish education. Anjali Vyas...

Can University Of Victoria Lead The Way On Divesting Fossil Fuels?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"If you can believe it, my faculty pension has no ethical screens. We can invest in arms, tobacco, and so on. It's outrageous, really. But of all places in society, the university is well-positioned to lead, to find creative solutions to these complexities."