UVic Torch -- Spring 2009
Autumn 2009,
Volume 30, Number 2

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Presidentís Perspective

How financial support has been managed through the global economic downturn. More

Best Light
Geography student Stephen Graham (left) and geosciences student Kodie Dewar have been climbing mountains since they grew up together in Kelowna—and they’ll graduate together this spring. More

Nashville
“Wow. What a privilege,” began Steve Nash, just after officially receiving his Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Sept. 18. More

A Welcoming Place
First Peoples House, in the heart of campus between the Quadrangle and University Centre, is now open. More

Chancellor Takes His Chair
Murray Farmer, BA ’68, was sworn-in as the university’s 10th chancellor on June 15. Here are excerpts from his remarks at the start of Spring Convocation ceremonies. More

Briefly…
CFI Grants: Engineering and science researchers enjoyed unprecedented support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation during the federal agency’s latest round of grants. More

Energy Waves
West coast waves pack incredible power, which also makes them a tantalizing potential source of alternative energy. More

Rabbits, Rabbits
With an expanding feral rabbit population on campus, the university has asked for proposals for a pilot project to trap, sterilize and find homes for at least 150 rabbits. More

Shame’s World
Poor Shame Herbison. The fictional UVic student with the unfortunate first name is at the centre of Freshman’s Wharf — the terrific webseries launched this summer by Writing Prof. Maureen Bradley and a production team of students and locals. More

We Have Contact
NEPTUNE Canada’s web-linked tools are ready to probe the ocean depths. More

The Copenhagen Challenge
In December, negotiators from 192 countries will gather for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. More

Next Big Thing
The year is 1609 and Galileo Galilei wants a bigger telescope. So the Italian astronomer creates something strong enough to see mountains on the Moon, the four satellites of Jupiter and newly observed stars. More






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