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Ry Moran is shown in this handout image in Winnipeg on June 2020 holding one of three reconciliation paddles carved by artist Carey Newman and designed by artists from different generations and nations for the 2019 Building Reconciliation. Moran, a member of the Red River Metis and founding director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, will be joining the University of Victoria this fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Nardella Photography *MANDATORY CREDIT *

‘First of its kind’ Indigenous reconciliation position announced at UVic

Moran hopes his role will inspire students to seek more knowledge about reconciliation and Indigenous history

Ry Moran is shown in this handout image in Winnipeg on June 2020 holding one of three reconciliation paddles carved by artist Carey Newman and designed by artists from different generations and nations for the 2019 Building Reconciliation. Moran, a member of the Red River Metis and founding director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, will be joining the University of Victoria this fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Nardella Photography *MANDATORY CREDIT *
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Of the 342 brand names in the Gustavson Brand Trust Index that people were asked to respond to, Facebook finished last. (AP File Photo/Noah Berger)

COVID-19 soured consumer trust, says UVic-based group

Facebook finishes last in Canadian consumer poll

Of the 342 brand names in the Gustavson Brand Trust Index that people were asked to respond to, Facebook finished last. (AP File Photo/Noah Berger)
A black bear was reportedly spotted on the University of Victoria campus early Friday, June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Black bear sighting reported on UVic campus

University urging residents in the area to be careful

A black bear was reportedly spotted on the University of Victoria campus early Friday, June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove was filled with cars and movie enthusiasts on a clear Friday evening, June 2. A similar event will be held at UVic on June 4, 5 and 6. (Troy Landreville Langley Times)

University of Victoria parking lot hosts drive-in movies

The Breakfast Club, Hook and The Life Aquatic shown on a 40-foot screen

The Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove was filled with cars and movie enthusiasts on a clear Friday evening, June 2. A similar event will be held at UVic on June 4, 5 and 6. (Troy Landreville Langley Times)
Alexandre Brolo, a physical chemist at the University of Victoria, is working to develop an at-home COVID-19 test. (UVic Photo Services)

University of Victoria chemist works to create at-home COVID-19 test

The test uses a sample of saliva, results are then read by an app

Alexandre Brolo, a physical chemist at the University of Victoria, is working to develop an at-home COVID-19 test. (UVic Photo Services)
A University of Victoria student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university over parking fees that weren’t refunded when the school closed because of the pandemic. (Facebook/University of Victoria)

Student files class action lawsuit against University of Victoria over parking fees

UVic did not refund prepaid parking after pandemic halted classes

A University of Victoria student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university over parking fees that weren’t refunded when the school closed because of the pandemic. (Facebook/University of Victoria)
UVic biologist Julia Baum surveys the reef at Christmas Island (Kiritimati) in 2014. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel)

University of Victoria study shows ocean warming depleting coral reef fish communities by half

Climate change a ‘double whammy’ for reef fish according to UVic biologist

UVic biologist Julia Baum surveys the reef at Christmas Island (Kiritimati) in 2014. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel)
Island Medical Program second-year student Emily Lerhe helps lead a small team providing contactless grocery delivery to vulnerable seniors in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Island Medical Program)

Med students helping fill gaps across the Island

More than 60 UBC medical students are volunteering across Greater Victoria and the Island

Island Medical Program second-year student Emily Lerhe helps lead a small team providing contactless grocery delivery to vulnerable seniors in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Island Medical Program)
UVic’s Gustavson School of Business has launched a webinar series to help people navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic webinar series navigates ‘uncharted waters’ of COVID-19 pandemic

Free online speaker sessions feature experts, authors

UVic’s Gustavson School of Business has launched a webinar series to help people navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic Vikes swimmer Lauren Crisp on the podium at the U Sports national championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place in February, where the rookie our of Reynolds secondary won a silver and a bronze medal. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)

Saanich swimmer Lauren Crisp in running for rookie-of-the-year

Saanich swimmer Lauren Crisp, Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia in running for rookie-of-the-year

UVic Vikes swimmer Lauren Crisp on the podium at the U Sports national championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place in February, where the rookie our of Reynolds secondary won a silver and a bronze medal. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)
The University of Victoria has set up an emergency bursary for students in need of financial assistance due to the ongoing pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Students can apply by emailing the financial aid office

The University of Victoria has set up an emergency bursary for students in need of financial assistance due to the ongoing pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Shalie Dheensaw addresses Vikes players during U Sports play at CARSA in February. This week Dheensaw was named the interim coach of the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team for the 2020-2021 season. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)

UVic Vikes new basketball coach on the fast track

At 26, Shalie Dheensaw assumed head coaching role

Shalie Dheensaw addresses Vikes players during U Sports play at CARSA in February. This week Dheensaw was named the interim coach of the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team for the 2020-2021 season. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)
Stephanie Willerth, director of biomedical engineering at UVic, is working with a team on campus to create face shields for healthcare workers on the Island. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers

Team working to ensure Island health care workers have personal protective equipment

Stephanie Willerth, director of biomedical engineering at UVic, is working with a team on campus to create face shields for healthcare workers on the Island. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

UVic offers students Pass/Fail grading option as COVID-19 impacts spring studies

Students given three options for final grade presentation

(Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria has confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Island Health says the risk of community transmission is low. (Facebook/University of Victoria)

UVic confirms COVID-19 diagnosis of student living off-campus

Risk of community transmission low, says Island Health

The University of Victoria has confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Island Health says the risk of community transmission is low. (Facebook/University of Victoria)
The University of Victoria suspends international travel and cancels large classes following announcements by the provincial health officer on March 12. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria cancels classes with more than 250 students, international travel

UVic following advice of health officials to protect students, staff

The University of Victoria suspends international travel and cancels large classes following announcements by the provincial health officer on March 12. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
University of Victoria students are calling for the closure of UVic campuses due to COVID-19 (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic students call for closure of campus due to COVID-19

More than 1,000 signatures gathered on online petition in one day

University of Victoria students are calling for the closure of UVic campuses due to COVID-19 (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic Student Engineering Society ‘pies’ Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes for a goos cause on March 10. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes takes a pie to the face for charity

UVic Student Engineering Society raises funds for the Children’s Health Foundation

UVic Student Engineering Society ‘pies’ Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes for a goos cause on March 10. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
The University of Victoria has launched an information site as COVID-19 concerns rise. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
The University of Victoria has launched an information site as COVID-19 concerns rise. (Photo courtesy of UVic)