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Welcome to this week’s Sunday Digest, brought to you by Acetech. In this issue, we've settled your event plans for this Wednesday, discovered that funding is heading to lifescience innovators, and met a leading ocean overseer.
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See you Wednesday for Building Thriving Diverse Teams at Fort Tectoria
Building diverse teams is hard. Building thriving diverse teams is even harder. Join us and our friends at Locelle and Capital Daily for an incredible evening with leaders in Victoria’s tech community, including:
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📰 More Victoria innovation news
🎁 The Cupples couple's legacy: Claire and Will Cupples met while completing their undergraduate degrees at UVic in the 1970s, and returned in 2003 to further their academic careers. Now the recently retired couple is giving back to the institution by creating the Life Sciences Innovation Fund. They have pledged $500,000 to seed an endowed fund and will add to it with a gift of $1.5 million in their wills. UVic News has the full story.
😷 Better biocontainment: François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science, and industry, announced an investment of more than $127 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support upgrades to eight biocontainment facilities across the country. This includes funding to modernize one of the containment-level-three labs at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control to focus on SARS-CoV-2, tuberculosis, and multidrug-resistant pathogens. Learn more.
🌊 Making waves: For Kate Moran, president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, the ocean is her oyster. Helming one of the world's largest observatories means Moran is at the core of Victoria's thriving ocean economy. Read the full Destination Canada x Skift piece.
🕴️ Tech jobs of the week
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There's a FREE expo happening in downtown Victoria
Check out local businesses at Colourful Business 2022!
Happening on Saturday, Nov. 26. from 1 to 7pm, the event showcases IBPOC- and new immigrant-owned businesses, putting Victoria's most vibrant communities on display. The show is set to delight the public with spectacular performances from the community’s many talented artists.
📅 Upcoming events
November 23: Building Thriving Diverse Teams. Use the code VICTJ to snag your free ticket.
November 24: Unthinkable Thursday - Monthly Event
November 28: Agile Victoria Meet-up
December 8: 2022 Victoria Tech Community Awards
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