UVic Torch -- Fall 2004
Autumn 2005,
Volume 26, Number 2

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A CHINuk WAWA PRIMER

Linguistics doctoral student Dave Robertson studies Chinuk Wawa, a pidgin language based on the old Chinookan languages of the lower Columbia River region. More

Wasps on a Roll
New research shows how one little bug can manipulate an entire conifer tree's reproductive system. More

CHANCELLOR OF CHOICE
A few days after Ron Lou-Poy was acclaimed for a second term as the university's chancellor he remarked in his usual, affable way: "Well, I guess no one else wanted the job." More

MetamorphosEs
The Phoenix Theatre presents Metamorphoses, opening Nov. 10 and continuing through to the 26th of the month. Ovid's collection of Greek and Roman myths of love are brought to the stage with traditional and modern language. More

Voices of Vets
Lessons about history come from the people who lived it in a new undergraduate course designed to record the stories of World War II veterans. More

ALL-STAR LINEUP
The university's best and brightest will be honoured Nov. 22 when the fourth Legacy Awards gala dinner takes place at the Victoria Conference Centre. More

BURN TO save
Last summer a fire ripped through Yoho National Park, consuming 1,700 hectares of Canada's second oldest national park. The staff couldn't have been happier. More

MAKING THINGS HAPPEN
When susan perkins, a single mother of two, thought about going to university the "sheer terror" of potential debt caused her to think twice about taking up software engineering studies. More

SHE RELATES
Shannon von Kaldenberg-with more than 25 years of experience in fund development and working with alumni and volunteers-has been named the university's first associate vice-president for alumni and development. More






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