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The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Use of N-word in University of Victoria literature class lecture causes stir

English department to look at establishing best practices for teaching disturbing materials

 

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

 

An Abbott Laboratories Panbio COVID- 19 Rapid Test device is displayed at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

UVic among 4 B.C. universities to require rapid COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated students, staff

UBC, SFU, UVic and TRU will be asking students to declare their vaccination status confidentially

 

A moth finds some rocky road near a forest and farm habitat in Cobble Hill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pandemic boom in Greater Victoria park use translates to better insect understanding

University of Victoria entymologist pleased with shift in thinking

A moth finds some rocky road near a forest and farm habitat in Cobble Hill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic student rep says action needed on housing crisis

Student society calls for municipalities surrounding UVic to update zoning laws

Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)
Current provincial return to campus guidelines for the University of Victoria and other post-secondary institutions in B.C. call for a return to ‘most pre-pandemic practises.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
Current provincial return to campus guidelines for the University of Victoria and other post-secondary institutions in B.C. call for a return to ‘most pre-pandemic practises.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
Camille Zimmer, right, is a PhD candidate studying water treatment methods for hikers. Alice Gentleman landed a dream summer job as Zimmer’s lab technician. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

UVic student proves it’s possible to earn a PhD at the beach

The engineering PhD candidate is studying hiker’s water quality on Juan de Fuca Trail

Camille Zimmer, right, is a PhD candidate studying water treatment methods for hikers. Alice Gentleman landed a dream summer job as Zimmer’s lab technician. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Indigenous knowledge will help University of Victoria researchers better understand best land management practices in terms of biodiversity. (Pixabay)

Biodiversity project with University of Victoria connection to use Indigenous eco-knowledge

DNA research on plant and animal species relates to food security, human health and more

Indigenous knowledge will help University of Victoria researchers better understand best land management practices in terms of biodiversity. (Pixabay)
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

Engineering, computer science expansion at UVic to support 500 more students

University of Victoria to build two new facilities on campus

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
University of Victoria researchers and a Georgia Institute of Technology chemical engineer are part of a team developing an arsenic-in-water detector that is compatible with cell phones. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria collaborates with Georgia researcher on cellphone arsenic tester

Invention could bring single-use tests from $20 to pennies while avoiding harmful chemicals

University of Victoria researchers and a Georgia Institute of Technology chemical engineer are part of a team developing an arsenic-in-water detector that is compatible with cell phones. (Black Press Media file photo)
Annalee Lepp is the first woman to be appointed as dean of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities, after serving as acting dean since April 2020. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)

University of Victoria makes it official, Faculty of Humanities has first woman dean

Annalee Lepp led students, staff, faculty through pandemic as acting dean

Annalee Lepp is the first woman to be appointed as dean of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities, after serving as acting dean since April 2020. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)
Campus Greenway pathway design and crossing improvements at West Campus Way. UVic’s West Campus Greenway project aims to create a main east-west greenway through the campus and develop the natural and man-made area to be used as both a connection and destination. (ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. rendering)

Construction gets rolling on UVic greenway

Project will connect east and west while improving greenspace

Campus Greenway pathway design and crossing improvements at West Campus Way. UVic’s West Campus Greenway project aims to create a main east-west greenway through the campus and develop the natural and man-made area to be used as both a connection and destination. (ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. rendering)
The University of Victoria is closing for Monday due to extreme heat. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria is closing for Monday due to extreme heat. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria researchers received more than $9 million from the federal government for projects that aim to advance big ideas, discoveries and innovations. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria research boosted with more than $9 million in federal funding

The research funding will support a wide range of projects and study

University of Victoria researchers received more than $9 million from the federal government for projects that aim to advance big ideas, discoveries and innovations. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
An eastern cottontail rabbit on the UVic campus. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Wild rabbits persist at the University of Victoria

Feral rabbits are still absent, but another non-native species has arrived on campus

An eastern cottontail rabbit on the UVic campus. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
UVic Department of Anthropology chair and professor, April Nowell, at home with a copy of her new book, Growing Up In the Ice Age. (Courtesy of April Nowell)

New book by University of Victoria professor explores lives of Ice Age children

April Nowell spent two decades researching archaeological evidence of children, teens

UVic Department of Anthropology chair and professor, April Nowell, at home with a copy of her new book, Growing Up In the Ice Age. (Courtesy of April Nowell)
Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)

Victoria runners hit their stride at Track Classic

Olympic qualifier event held Wednesday night at University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium

Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)
The University of Victoria has appointed Jane Gumley as interim head coach of the women’s rowing team for the 2021-2022 season. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic appoints interim women’s rowing coach

Former head coach Barney Williams resigned in April following lawsuit alleging verbal abuse

The University of Victoria has appointed Jane Gumley as interim head coach of the women’s rowing team for the 2021-2022 season. (Courtesy of UVic)
Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)

Oak Bay-raised artist among those to receive University of Victoria honorary doctorate

UVic issues doctorates to Eric Metcalfe, Bruce Poon, Marvin Storrow, Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)
Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)

Sacred fire burns at University of Victoria to honour 215 children

Everyone is welcome to sit by the fire, or lay down prayers or medicine

Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)