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The University of Victoria is one of Canada’s top research universities. It’s renowned for research impact and dynamic learning opportunities. UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on the edge of Canada’s spectacular west coast - a gateway to the Pacific Rim.

It is consistently ranked North America’s top university for published research based on international collaboration. It’s also home to the world-leading Ocean Networks Canada, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, and the world’s only joint Indigenous law program.

Strong partnerships connect UVic to communities at home and around the world. It’s frequently honoured for its comprehensive academic programming. It is also known as Canada’s best comprehensive university for preparing students for the global workplace.

UVic is committed to global connections. Its faculty, staff and students partner with over 300 institutions in 70 countries.

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Wolverine numbers are declining globally due to heavy trapping and predator killing by humans, habitat loss, climate change and various other factors. (Shutterstock)

Connecting fragmented wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

The key to protecting wolverines around the world is to reduce trapping, minimize predator control pressures, and to protect and connect large blocks of intact habitat they need to survive.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables. (Jonathon Barraball)

Social prescriptions: Why some health-care practitioners are prescribing food to their patients

Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Tipping reshapes the relationship between workers and their managers, and workers and consumers. In doing so, it has wide-ranging effects on workers. (Shutterstock)

The future of tipping should be driven by Canadians, not businesses

The future of tipping should be defined by Canadians, not businesses seeking to shift responsibility for worker compensation onto consumers.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older. (Shutterstock)

Give the gift of sleep to moms with babies this Mother’s Day

Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Buddhist monks march through Saigon streets in 1963, during the early stages of a protest demonstration that ended in the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức. (AP Photo/Malcolm Browne)

Understanding self-immolation in Buddhism after Wynn Bruce’s Earth Day action

The self-immolation of Wynn Bruce on Earth Day in Washington, D.C., not only raises questions about climate grief but also about intercultural understanding.
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leave a media scrum before the release of the federal budget on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on April 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New budget offers Canada a chance to get employee ownership right

For Canadians hoping to emerge from the pandemic with better jobs, a stronger economy and reduced inequality, employee ownership combined with employee participation is a promising way to get there.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland has left the door open to maintaining Canada’s position as a green leader among G20 nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

What the 2022 federal budget says about Canada’s commitment to a green recovery

Canada has emerged as a leader among its G20 peers in terms of green fiscal stimulus spending and policies.
FishSounds is an online database of recordings of the noises created by fish, like this Bocon toadfish. (Shutterstock)

Grunts, boops, chatters and squeals — fish are noisy creatures

Growing research shows that fish produce sounds that other creatures listen to to find food and avoid becoming prey. A new database compiles research on these fish sounds.
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine distributed by the Drug User Liberation Front, a grassroots organization proving a safe supply of illicit drugs, in Vancouver, in April 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Safer supply of opioids saves lives: Providing alternatives to toxic street drugs

People are dying from using a toxic drug supply. Safer supply and other approaches that listen to the needs of people who use drugs are critical to saving lives and addressing the opioid crisis.
Keeping these aspects of taxation in mind can help us hold governments accountable for the taxes that they try to implement and prevent future unethical and legally questionable taxes from being put in place. (Shutterstock)

10 things everyone should know about taxation

Taxes are more than mandatory payments required by governments. Understanding the essential aspects of taxation can help prevent ethically and legally questionable taxes from being imposed.
A protester yells ‘freedom’ while attending the anti-vaccine mandate demonstrations in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Freedom convoy’ protesters’ anger is misdirected

Although anger is often an appropriate response to mistreatment, that doesn’t mean we always identify the source of the wrong or injustice correctly.
Sometimes holding onto traditions can be a hindrance to the success of family businesses, but there are ways to innovate while also honouring them. (Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels)

How to manage traditions for the continued success of the family business

Traditions shouldn’t be thrown out since they often provide a vital foundation for the family business. But they also shouldn’t be rigidly enforced.
An activist holds up a defaced portrait of Myanmar Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a rally against the military coup in Jakarta, Indonesia in April 2021, as the ASEAN summit was being held. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Hopeful signs: How some southeast Asian nations are snubbing Myanmar’s military leader

Will the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, start taking tougher stances against authoritarian and military regimes? Its recent treatment of Myanmar’s military ruler is promising.
Les objectifs santé font partie des résolutions du Nouvel An les plus populaires, mais il est tellement courant de les laisser tomber que c’en est devenu un cliché. Shutterstock

Vous avez des objectifs santé ? Voici quelques conseils pour les adopter et surtout, les conserver

Plus de la moitié des personnes qui ont l’intention de modifier leur mode de vie ne le font pas. Des automatismes les empêchent d’adopter et de conserver de nouvelles habitudes de santé.
Health goals are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but failing to stick to them is so common that it has become a cliché. (Shutterstock)

Got health goals? Research-based tips for adopting and sticking to new healthy lifestyle behaviours

Over half of people who intend to make healthy lifestyle changes fail to do so. Understanding the automatic tendencies that prevent people from enacting a new health habit can help them stick to it.
The future of protein includes lab-grown meat and plant-based meat alternatives. (Shutterstock)

Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein and help address climate change

Technological advancements in food production have created new ways to meet the growing demand for protein. Canada’s investment in this industry may create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

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