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Revised U.S. tax law may leave some expats strapped for cash

A new American tax law that will take effect internationally in July 2014 could potentially have disastrous financial consequences for U.S. citizens living abroad—including in Canada. The Foreign Account Tax…

British scientist given posthumous pardon of discriminatory 1952 conviction

On Dec. 24, a royal pardon came into effect for computer science legend, Alan Turing. Groundswell for a pardon took hold in 2012 upon the celebration of the centennial of…

Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to take place Saturday, Nov. 16 in Victoria

This Nov. 20th marks the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. UVic Chemistry alumnus Marshall Kilduff says it’s, “A day to remember and reflect on those who’ve been taken in…

Google states barges will be a place to learn about new technology

Internet tech giant Google released a press statement Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation as to the purpose of several massive barges being constructed on both the east and west coast…

90% of large fish in Earth’s oceans fished out, says WWF

Oceans cover 72 per cent of the Earth’s surface. Inside those cold, salty depths swim over 20 000 species of fish—a shocking number to someone who doesn’t know much about fish.…

UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada heads to China for international partnerships

Ocean Networks Canada (previously called the ONC Centre for Enterprise and Engagement) is a world-leading national research facility, based at the University of Victoria, that specializes in deep-sea observation programs…