UVic Torch -- Spring 2009
Spring 2009,
Volume 30, Number 1

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President’s Perspective

The shifts in the world economy witnessed in recent months have been dramatic, widespread and nearly unprecedented in their scale. More

Best Light
Environmental Studies student Karsten Klawitter named this picture “Solace” after spending several winter nights under the stars, shooting time-lapse images at Mystic Beach. More

The Expanding Universe
2009, the International Year of Astronomy, marks 400 years since Galileo introduced the telescope. More

Facing up to Racism
Psychologists from UVic and Brown University in the US have co-authored a study suggesting unconscious racial biases can be overcome by keying on facial features. More

Prostate Cancer, Alcohol Linked
A meta-analysis of 35 existing studies concludes that prostate cancer can be associated with heavier alcohol consumption, according to the UVic-based Centre for Addictions Research of BC, and colleagues in the US and Australia. More

Murals by Harrison
Two murals by renowned Yukon artist Ted Harrison (right) and which had been affixed to the walls of his former home, are now hanging in the new Social Sciences and Mathematics Building. More

Dykstra Dominates
Kayla Dykstra is the player of the year in Canadian university women's basketball, becoming the fifth Vike to win the honour and the first to do it since 1987. More

New Gym?
The university is examining funding options for the first phase of upgrades to the McKinnon Building and the construction of an adjacent building. More

Cool (or not) on Campus
Cool or not cool ..More

On the Move
More than 23,000 students, faculty and staff go to campus during the fall and winter terms, roughly the same figure since 2006. More

Inaugural Scholar
I witnessed a truly historic American celebration—the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. More

Alumni Week 2009
The second annual Alumni Week, a tribute to UVic grads everywhere, brought together nearly 800 participants for 14 events including a Teaching Awards Celebration, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Alumni-on-Campus Breakfast, and a special career/team-building workshop for young alumni. More

“It’s come full circle here”
Dave Hill wipes away a tear as he thinks about his hard-scrabble upbringing on the Six Nations reserve at Grand River, Ont.More

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