Technology

Seniors in a zoom call, photo by Shelley Brown.

ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…

Virtual reality allows UVic students to explore archaeological sites in Spain

Through the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, UVic students are using virtual reality technology to explore the archaeological sites Ilduro and Can Modollel, located near Barcelona, Spain.

UVic’s new SafetyApp is simple but smart

The university recently announced the launch of the UVic SafetyApp, a new mobile resource for students. But how easy is the app to use? What are its features? Is it…

UVic alum wins prestigious 140k research award for innovative telescope technology

Matt Dobbs has always been interested in finding and understanding the boundaries of human knowledge. Now, he’ll be given the time and resources needed to move back out west and…

Second annual BEEP day sparks innovation on campus

Students, researchers, and faculty came together to showcase work being done in UVic’s Biomedical Engineering department ‘Beep’ is a sound many scientists are familiar with hearing in labs, but the…

E-Bike invention ‘The Caboost’ wins $1 5000 award at prestigious Vancouver Island competition

UVic student king of the hills The burning sensation in your quads, the gasping for air, and the lactic acid building in your legs: three feelings that cyclists in Victoria…

UVic student and YouTube tech guru hits 200 000 subscribers

Walk into any university lecture hall and you’ll see kids on laptops. Some are scrambling to write down every word out of the professor’s mouth, others are finishing homework that…

Historic tech experiment gets re-wired for Maker Lab exhibit

A wire that can record sound and play it back. An electric pin powered by a battery. A machine that turns text to audible tones. These may sound like modern…

Local iPhone app gets international praise

For professional photographers, or those looking for full control of their cameras, Victoria-based app developer William Wilkinson created Manual, a camera app providing users with control over their ISO, shutter,…