Category: Brain box

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Robert redeemed

Sit back and enjoy a stirring bit of music and research, as professor Harald Krebs and soprano Sharon Krebs celebrate Robert Schumann’s late songs. In this Distinguished Professor lecture, Harald explores how song composers...

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This is your brain—on Mars

In December 2019, professor Olav Krigolson got as close to Mars as he could without actually being there. Olav led a research team to HI-SEAS, a Mars-habitat simulation in Hawaii. They went for a...

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The mountains are calling

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” said naturalist John Muir in 1873. That sentiment holds true for many of us today. But with many small towns asking visitors to stay away, a...

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How does BC sound during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What does the world sound like with less traffic on the road and fewer people gathering together? Two anthropologists were inspired to find out. UVic’s Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier and UBC-Okanagan’s Sue Frohlick launched an open...

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Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut?

Three years ago, UVic professor Jay Cullen was among 72 candidates shortlisted to become one of Canada’s next astronauts. In this Café Scientifique event, Jay wows an audience (virtually, of course) on his experience...

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Food sovereignty in the era of climate crisis

As we mark Earth Day from our homes this April, consider the changes we can make from home to support sustainability efforts. In this Ideafest 2020 event, UVic researchers from the Departments of Geography,...

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Indigenous law: an introduction

Indigenous law matters to both Indigenous peoples and settlers. Explore what the term means, including different interpretations and why it’s important to understand legal pluralism and learn about Indigenous law. Indigenous legal traditions are...

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ORCASAT project

Dark energy is one of the biggest mysteries in the field of cosmology—and UVic researchers and students are developing a small satellite that could help us understand it. Produced by Bryce Edwards.