UVic opens new $9.5M facility for ocean-climate research

January 14, 2019

The Victoria Times Colonist reports that Ocean Networks Canada, based out of the University of Victoria, has settled into a refurbished facility. According to a UVic release, the $9.5M Ocean-Climate Building—which was formerly a residential care facility—features new fibre optic networks; a flexible interior wall system to create large, collaborative workspaces for interdisciplinary work as well as individual offices; and extensive seismic upgrades. “It’s going to be a world-leading centre for research that’s going to help us to better manage human activity going forward, related to both climate change and also to marine issues,” said federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. UVic |Times-Colonist (BC)