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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 dumpster divers raise awareness for food waste

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)

Government shutdown will soon slow borders, 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)

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)
Adam Sherk, a Uvic PhD candidate, lead the development of InterMAHP. (Uvic/Jonathan Woods)

Substance use costs Canadians $38 billion per year

Uvic PhD candidate 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)

From killer to orca: Uvic professor writes on society’s changing relationship with whales

Jason Colby speaks to the history of orcas, who were still live captured just decades ago

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)
Free computer courses for seniors start Oct. 28 at the University of Victoria. (Photo contributed)

UVic looks to socialize seniors in the digital age

Computer science department to host series of workshops for those 60 and over

  • Oct 20, 2018
Free computer courses for seniors start Oct. 28 at the University of Victoria. (Photo contributed)
University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)

Majority of Greater Victoria youth likely to be steady marijuana users: UVic study

UVic psychology researcher studied cannabis use among youth in Greater Victoria for more than a decade

University of Victoria professor of psychology Bonnie Leadbeater says youth develop five different patterns when it comes to marijuana use. (Submitted)
Free computer courses for seniors start Oct. 28 at the University of Victoria. (Photo contributed)

UVic looks to socialize seniors in the digital age

Computer science department to host series of workshops for those 60 and over

  • Oct 16, 2018
Free computer courses for seniors start Oct. 28 at the University of Victoria. (Photo contributed)
The Victoria Health Hackathon will take place Sept. 28-30 at Fort Tectoria bringing together UVic students and faculty with health professionals and tech wizards. Kristyn Anthony/News Staff

Fort Tectoria hosts Victoria’s first ever health hackathon

UVic students, faculty will join health professionals, tech wizards to create health-related life hacks

The Victoria Health Hackathon will take place Sept. 28-30 at Fort Tectoria bringing together UVic students and faculty with health professionals and tech wizards. Kristyn Anthony/News Staff
UVic PhD student Patrick Reeson (front) and neuroscientist Craig Brown discuss images related to their brain health research. (Courtesy Craig Brown)

Breakthrough in brain health thanks to UVic researchers

New insights into clogged brain blood vessels and why we lose them

UVic PhD student Patrick Reeson (front) and neuroscientist Craig Brown discuss images related to their brain health research. (Courtesy Craig Brown)
Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S. will present “The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context” at the Moving Trans History Forward conference, March 22 to 25 at the University of Victoria. The historian, poet, and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota is also a Black Lives Matter activist. Photo contributed

Moving Trans History Forward conference aimed at more than LGBTQ community

UVic’s Aaron Devor: “We’re all here to learn from each other”

Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S. will present “The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context” at the Moving Trans History Forward conference, March 22 to 25 at the University of Victoria. The historian, poet, and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota is also a Black Lives Matter activist. Photo contributed
UVic bioengineer develops bandage with smart phone app

UVic bioengineer develops bandage with smart phone app

Patent-pending bandage monitors wound sites to detect earliest signs of bacterial infection

  • Sep 29, 2017
UVic bioengineer develops bandage with smart phone app
Last year’s team at the Victoria Walk for ALS at UVic. (Contributed photo)

UVic hosts annual Walk For ALS

Victoria’s Walk for ALS supports those affected by ALS and research into the disease

  • Sep 5, 2017
Last year’s team at the Victoria Walk for ALS at UVic. (Contributed photo)
A new sexual violence policy has been implemented at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

New policy to prevent sexualized violence implemented at UVic

The new policy focuses on widespread education and support for all university members

  • Sep 2, 2017
A new sexual violence policy has been implemented at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away

Associate Professor Emeritus Norman Ruff inspired entire generations of scholars at the university

Prolific UVic political science professor passes away