UVic Torch -- Spring 2004
Spring 2004,
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The Mystery Bard A mini Yellow Submarine Bear Bones Hitting the wright note The Measure of Great Professors Spining with the enemy Compendium

The Mystery Bard

HE HAS A FEW CRACKS HERE AND THERE BUT HE REALLY DOES LOOK QUITE good for his age, which is probably more than 100 years old. But no one can really say. Not yet, anyway. More

A mini Yellow Submarine
JEFF KENNEDY AND EMMETT GAMROTH KNOW HOW TO FIT SMART things into small packages. The Mechanical Engineering grad students have developed a “set it and forget it” mini submarine. More

Bear Bones
A CAVE ON THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS HAS PROVEN TO BE A TREASURY of old bones and the evidence of early human life on the Canadian West Coast. More

Understanding Addictions
THE NEW UVIC-BASED CENTRE FOR ADDICTIONS RESEARCH OF BC opens this summer on the strength of a $10-million endowment from the BC Addictions Foundation. More

Perfect timing
CHANGING THE CLOCK AT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME? Re-setting the time after a power outage? Forget about it. More

Hitting the wright note
DON WRIGHT RADIATES A LOVE OF MUSIC. “I want to give it to everyone,” says the educator, composer and philanthropist. More

The Measure of Great Professors
JIM MCDAVID IS A SPECIALIST IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION and local government services. Nancy Turner works with First Nations groups to study traditional uses of plant life on the West Coast.More

Spinning with the Enemy
PROF. RYAN RHODES, AN EXERCISE MOTIVATION SPECIALIST in the School of Physical Education, thinks new technology combining video games and exercise bikes could be a way to keep young people physically fit. More

New Budget: Higher Fees, MOre Aid
TUITION FEES WILL RISE 16.6 PER CENT FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN 2004-05, seven per cent for graduate students and 13.6 per cent for international undergrads after the UVic Board of Governors ratified the university’s new budget. More

PEOPLE: UVic’s Board of Governors has unanimously reappointed President David Turpin to a second five-year term, carrying him through to Aug. 31, 2010. More

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