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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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La production de cacao est fortement concentrée dans quelques pays d'Afrique occidentale, dont la Côte d'Ivoire et le Ghana. (Shutterstock)

Pourquoi l’industrie du cacao pourrait mettre fin à la déforestation en Afrique de l’Ouest

L’engouement des consommateurs pour le chocolat est hélas lié à déforestation illégale d’écosystèmes très protégés. Mais peu à peu, des progrès sont accomplis pour favoriser le commerce éthique.
Seabed sediments in Bermuda mangroves consumed nitrous oxide from the seawater. Restoring coastal ecosystems might help curb climate change. (Shutterstock)

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, is on the rise from ocean dead zones

Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas, 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Global emissions of N2O are on the rise as a result of human activities — and their impact on ocean ecosystems.
People wearing masks attend a rally opposing discrimination against Asian communities in Toronto in March 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why Alberta must rethink its ban on Canada-China university collaborations

Banning research ties with China, as Alberta just did, should be vetoed not only by the academic community but also the general public for its recklessness in fanning the flames of anti-Asian racism.
While there have been calls to increase support for women, particularly mothers, it would seem that no one is asking fathers to step up. (Ketut Subiyanto/Pexels)

Father’s Day: Support dads as parents, not just ‘mother’s helpers’

Despite the disproportionate burden mothers have faced during lockdown, encouraging parents to share child care and housework more equally is almost never suggested as part of the solution.
Intake workers assist visitors at an immigrant and refugee vaccine clinic set up by Global Medic in Toronto in April. Research suggests racialized immigrant women earn less money than other groups, regardless of how much training, education or networking they do. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Regardless of education or training, racialized immigrant women earn less

Racialized women immigrants still earn less than their peers on average even when well-qualified. It’s up to employers to remove employment barriers.
Wildfire smoke rises near Prince Albert, Sask., in May 2021, where a fast-moving wildfire led local officials to declare a state of emergency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

How wildfires affect climate change — and vice versa

Recent wildfire seasons have been worsened by climate change. But wildfires also lead to additional climate warming when they release carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
It is easy to think that handwashing is accessible to all today, but COVID-19 calls attention to communities both within Canada and around the globe where clean water is not a given. (Shutterstock)

What ancient Greek handwashing can teach us about socio-economic inequality

Why is socio-economic inequality so threatening to complex societies and how can archaeology inform public policies for mitigating it?
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

As Asian Canadian scholars, we must #StopAsianHate by fighting all forms of racism

Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
Everyday environments and activities, from transportation to screen time to eating, are tailored nearly exclusively to prolonged sitting. (Canva/Unsplash/Pixabay)

Too much sitting is bad for you — but some types are better than others

Too much time sitting is linked to health risks, and also to lower quality of life. But in some contexts, such as reading, playing an instrument or socializing, sitting had positive associations.
Dostoyevsky’s story ‘The Double’ explores the uncanny theme of a replica of oneself, but today’s literary foes are often amorphous ones like environmental degradation. (Shutterstock)

Fiction and memoirs were covering health way before the COVID-19 pandemic

Beyond the ‘literature of madness,’ the narratives about mental and physical health published today explore the interdependence of bodies and their environments.

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