The Edge of Achievement 2018

John Borrows in a forest

Drawing law from the land

John Borrows, who won a prestigious national Killam Award in 2017, is working with law faculty colleague Val Napoleon to develop a joint degree program at UVic in Indigenous legal orders and common law—a world first.

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Science student in a research lab

Experience is the best teacher

2017 biochemistry grad Paul Junhyuck Kim's co-op term in immunotherapy research at the BC Cancer Agency Deeley Research Centre stoked his passion for public health.

Dynamic learning at UVic
Brad Buckham on an ocean research vessel

Energy for the future

In a new project, UVic mechanical engineer Brad Buckham is working with coastal communities and private sector partners to consolidate the data needed to initiate community-based, renewable marine energy projects.

Our vital impact
Paul Walde swimming in a lake

Swimming into the past

On the 100th anniversary of iconic landscape artist Tom Thomson's drowning in Algonquin Park's Canoe Lake, UVic intermedia artist Paul Walde swam the length of the lake. The filmed spectacle will be part of a planned gallery installation on Thomson.

Our extraordinary environment
Hands weaving

Celebrating milestones

In 2017, UVic launched its first Indigenous Plan—the culmination of more than two years' work and consultation both on and off campus.

UVic milestones
UVic President Jamie Cassels

"The UVic Edge is the combination of dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment that can't be found anywhere else.

"This describes the advantage students gain by coming here; the commitment we've made to research that makes a difference; and the special characteristics of our academic community."

UVic President Jamie Cassels

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