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Dushanthi Dissanayake, a Biochemistry and Microbiology student at UVic, will take part in the 2019 Amgen Scholars Canada Program. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

UVic microbiology student chosen for 2019 Amgen Scholars Canada Program

Dushanthi Dissanayake and 14 other Canadian students head to Toronto for mentorship, research

Dushanthi Dissanayake, a Biochemistry and Microbiology student at UVic, will take part in the 2019 Amgen Scholars Canada Program. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month

WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month

Eight members will be at a military base in Maryland for the competition from June 23 to 28

WATCH: UVic Submarine Racing Club competes in Washington DC this month
Wooldog among mysteries uncovered with powerful UVic microscope

Wooldog among mysteries uncovered with powerful UVic microscope

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

Wooldog among mysteries uncovered with powerful UVic microscope
Microplastic particles from polar fleece fabrics agitated in a household washing machine. (Credit: Monique Raap)
Microplastic particles from polar fleece fabrics agitated in a household washing machine. (Credit: Monique Raap)
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)
Jason Heemerling, Shay Lynn Sampson, Emily Thiessen, Jordan Holmes and Jacob Ingersoll stand outside the Michael Williams Building at the University of Victoria picketing and protesting the international student tuition hikes. (Kendra Crighton/Victoria News Staff)

UPDATED: UVic students protest tuition hike for international students

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

Jason Heemerling, Shay Lynn Sampson, Emily Thiessen, Jordan Holmes and Jacob Ingersoll stand outside the Michael Williams Building at the University of Victoria picketing and protesting the international student tuition hikes. (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)
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UVic students plan rally to demand accountability from university

Students rallying against UVic’s fossil fuel investments and plans to raise international tuition

(Photo courtesy of UVic)
The 2016 election of US President Donald Trump, here seen speaking in Alaska, has come to symbolize the rise of populism around the world. UVic Friday will host a forum, where scholars from around the world will explore this subject. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

UVic hosts forum on state of democracy with scholars from around the globe

Forum takes place Friday in Ceremonial Hall in First Peoples House at the University of Victoria

The 2016 election of US President Donald Trump, here seen speaking in Alaska, has come to symbolize the rise of populism around the world. UVic Friday will host a forum, where scholars from around the world will explore this subject. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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
Some kelp underwater. Kelp forests are a critical ecosystem for herring and salmon. (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

Some kelp underwater. Kelp forests are a critical ecosystem for herring and salmon. (UVic Geography department)
The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)

UVic group seeks to sponsor, mentor refugee family

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

The UVic political science refugee sponsorship team. (Courtesy Robin Bayley)
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)
Courtesy Joseph Blake

Sidewalk Trio reuniting at The Oaks

The next Blues for Eric scholarship benefit concert is Feb. 23

Courtesy Joseph Blake
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 UVic

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)
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

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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)
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)