Author Archives: Danice Szabo

Google Features UVic Project in Latest Launch

August 9, 2019 | UVic News

‘…a new Google project is highlighting an initiative led by UVic anthropologist Brian Thom and Indigenous languages teacher yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation).

The “Celebrating Indigenous languages” Google Earth Voyager project is a curated set of high-quality stories published through Google Earth. It is available in 10 languages internationally and encompasses 55 Indigenous languages in 27 countries from Australia, India, Ecuador and Chile to Cameroon, Pakistan, Turkey and Finland.

And, thanks to yutustanaat, the new tool includes words, phrases, a proverb and songs in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language, as spoken by yutustanaat (pronounced “Yah-TUS-tuh-naught”).’

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office encourage you to explore this dynamic resource and to further read more of Brian Thom’s important work by visiting UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.

Forest Corridors Vital for Wildlife

July 29, 2019 | UVic News

Frances Stewart and Jason Fisher both adjunct assistant professors at UVic’s the School of Environmental Studies have recently published an exciting paper that..

…shows how the movements of one small mammal – the weasel-like fisher – through natural forested corridors underlines the importance of these safe pathways and points to implications for many other forest animals across the country such as the wolverine, moose, lynx and hare.

Please visit Stewart & Fisher‘s respective UVicSpace pages to read more about their valuable research.

The Human Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

June 11, 2019 | UVic News

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are well known for protecting biodiversity, but their effects on people who use the oceans are debated. Now a new review—led by University of Victoria marine conservation scientist Natalie Ban and 12 co-authors—illustrates that these protected areas can also support human well-being.

The University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace contains over half a dozen articles published by Natalie Ban, Assistant Professor with UVic’s School of Environmental Studies. To explore and read her important works in UVicSpace please follow the link here.

John Borrows, winner of 2019 Canada Council Molson Prize

June 27, 2019 | UVic News

The Copyright & Scholarly Communications Office would like to congratulate John Borrows for receiving this prestigious prize! An excerpt from the UVic News announcement states…

John Borrows, one of Canada’s foremost law scholars and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria, is the winner of the 2019 Canada Council Molson Prize in social sciences and humanities. The prize honours contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

UVic President Jamie Cassels describes him as “a leader in the great transformation that has occurred in Indigenous legal research over the last 20 years.” Borrows, who is Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, led the initiative to bring the teaching of Indigenous law into law schools in Canada.

To read over 20 of John’s articles in our institutional repository, UVicSpace, please click here.

 

Better City Bike Maps are Made by Volunteers

April 11, 2019 | The Conversation via UVic News

UVic’s post-doctoral fellow Colin Ferster and Simon Fraser University’s Meghan Winters evaluate the mapping of bike routes in Canadian cities in an article originally published in the journal The Conversation (CC BY-ND 4.0).

To read more of Colin Ferster’s published work in UVic’s institutional repository, UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.

New concussion guidelines for Olympians, Paralympians step in right direction

March 20, 2019 | Times Colonist via UVic News

Dr. Brian Christie , a professor in the Division of Medical Sciences, recently weighed in on an article published in the Times Colonist regarding the new Canadian standardized concussion guidelines. To read the full article please follow the Time Colonist link provided above.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office also invites you to familiarize yourself with more of Dr. Christie’s important work by reading his papers hosted on our institutional repository, UVicSpace.

Animals under the law

March 22, 2019 | CBC Radio via UVic News

University of Victory law professor Maneesha Deckha contributed to CBC’s radio show Ideas in an episode titled Animals Under the Law: What options are there for animals to ‘lawyer up’?.

To read the article or listen to the full episode on CBC Radio follow the link provided above and to read more of her work published in our repository please follow this link to UVicSpace.

International collaborations support UVic research impact across academic fields

May 21, 2019 | UVic News

‘This year, the Leiden Rankings added a new category for Open Access publications as well—showcasing UVic’s strength in making science and scholarship’s findings accessible and affordable. Nearly half of all UVic publications (46.7 per cent) circulate legally and sustainably in open access journals and repositories—putting UVic just behind McGill and ahead of the University of Toronto in this emerging domain.’

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the UVic authors who have contributed to the growth of UVic’s institutional repository and the subsequent recognition with the CWTS Leiden Rankings this year. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all UVic-based researchers who contributed to UVic’s rankings within the Leiden Rankings and wish them all continued growth and success.

For more information on how you can contribute the University of Victoria’s institutional repository UVicSpace, please visit the  Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office webpage Mobilize Your Research.