UVic Torch -- Autumn 2007
Autumn 2007,
Volume 28, Number 2

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Presidentís Perspective

Our students returned to classes this fall with exceptional energy, an eagerness to learn and a desire to grow intellectually. The start of the academic year is always a special time, one with which we can all identify. More

Best Light
Physics major Kai Fuglem used three exposures, at different shutter speeds, for his surreal capture of the campus bookstore. More

Dark Matter Redefined?
University astronomers conducting some galactic detective work may have found evidence that dark matter—thought to form about 90 per cent of the universe—may not behave quite the way generally accepted theories predict. More

A Tyee-sized Donation
Bob Wright, founder of the Victoria-based Oak Bay Marine Group of sports-fishing businesses, has donated $11 million to support the university’s new global centre of excellence in ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences. More

China Connects
A formal agreement between the university and the China Scholarship Council means that some of the top graduate students from that country will be coming to Victoria to complete their doctoral studies. More

Gore Talks Climate
What started with a simple e-mail ended with U.S. politician-turned-climate activist Al Gore speaking to a packed house of 600 in the Victoria Conference Centre ballroom on Sept. 29. More

Art, with Local Flair
What is it all about? It’s the new Legacy Art Gallery and Café, made possible by the bequest of an extensive personal art collection and property holdings from the estate of Michael Williams. More

The Invention of Jack Hodgins
Or, how the novelist has found himself sharing his name with a popular US network TV character. More

See the Trees
The Centre for Forest Biology has compiled a self-guided walking tour of campus. More

One for the Volunteers
Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and community leader Murray Farmer accepts lifetime achievement recognition on behalf of “thousands” of local volunteers. More

Compendium

Undersea Cable Vision
Installation begins for the NEPTUNE ocean science observatory. More

LEGACY AWARDS
Political Science Prof. Michael Webb and Law Prof. Glenn Gallins—who both inspire students by creating opportunities to learn by doing—are the recipients of the Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching. More






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