Science

UVic’s ECS programs have a gender diversity problem

The Women in Engineering and Computer Science club is combatting the "systemic" issue of non-male student retention through solidarity.
Revyn Medical Technologies

UVic biomedical engineers reimagine 150-year-old vaginal examination device

The Revyn team recently took home the Herbert B. Jones Foundation Second Place Prize in the amount of $10 000. 
Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossom trees bloom earlier than usual in Victoria this year

This year Victoria's cherry blossom trees blossomed a week earlier than usual — and their preemptive arrival might be cause for concern. 
Earthquakes

What are earthquakes, and can climate change cause them? 

Nissen says an earthquake is “a sudden release of stored elastic strain energy within the Earth caused by the motion of tectonic plates.”
federal budget 2023

UVic graduate community joins nation-wide walkout to demand a living wage

On May 1, hundreds gathered outside UVic's McPherson library as part of a Canada-wide walkout organized by Support our Science (SOS).
UVic peacock

​Students flock to Instagram to follow the beloved UVic peacock 

A peacock, affectionately nicknamed George, has amassed over 1 000 followers on Instagram and hundreds more admirers during his months of living on the UVic campus, despite concerns about his…
UVSD team, photo by Karley Sider.

UVic students to blast new-tech satellite into space

The UVSD team is made up of students whose mission is to create an engaging and accepting space for other students to learn about the steps it takes to send…

A deep dive into the science behind the uses of seaweed

Everyone has a perspective on seaweed. To some, it’s the slimy stuff on the shore that washes up in piles after a storm, to others, it’s a tasty snack, and…

New dinosaur species found in B.C.

A new dinosaur species found nowhere else in the world has been discovered along the Sustut River in British Columbia.

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