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CULT reinvigorates UVic Astronomy

A group of students at the University of Victoria are determined to change the way we study the stars. The Committee for Upgrading the Learning Telescopes (CULT) may be a…

West Coast prepares for ‘monster’ weather this fall

El Niño “monster” weather has Canada’s West Coast preparing for higher tides, flooding, and erosion, expected to hit this fall and last until winter. Ian Walker, a professor at the…

NASA probe sets sights on Pluto and beyond

On July 14, NASA’s New Horizons probe made its closest approach to Pluto, marking the culmination of years of research, planning, and space flight.  Like sailor’s tales of newly discovered…

U of C researchers fit rooster with 3D-printed feet

CALGARY — Researchers at the University of Calgary have fitted a rooster with 3D-printed prosthetics. Foghorn the rooster was picked up last winter by Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services after losing his…

B.C. liquefied natural gas not climate’s saviour, report says

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute have published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate.…

UVic’s Arctic initiatives showcased in PM’s annual tour

UVic president Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) president Dr. Kate Moran met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other key government officials this August as part of Harper’s…

Geographical narrative of B.C. grizzlies rewritten

B.C. grizzlies are on the move, according to new research by UVic PhD candidate Christina Service, who has been monitoring the range expansion of grizzly bears along with the Spirit…

Intuition and inquiry: medicine for the masses

Popular opinion in our society is divided over the subject of healthcare. With the rise of “alternative” medicine, “conventional” or “Western” medicine is under scrutiny, and people are taking sides…

Human organs from a printer

Imagine you are suffering from liver disease, in desperate need of a transplant. Odds are you would be part of a long waiting list to receive a donated organ. What…

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