COVER
NEWS
Budget provides more financial aid
Budget backgrounder
Anniversary celebrations
New chancellor has strong community ties
Panel explores climate change issues
Phone survey seeks solution to youth injuries
Work underway at several campus construction sites
A job well done – new awards honour staff
Grant boosts engineering and computing science
Provincial grant fuels eight UVic projects
UVic scores hat trick with third Rhodes scholar
Awards salute the dedication of four community stars
Student law centre remains open for business
United Way campaign soars to new high
Meet UVic's 2003 party planner
UVic team removes barriers to kayaking
FEATURES
Mistletoe Man
2003: the year in review
PHOTO
Lord of The Ring
COLUMNS
Around the ring
In memoriam
Newsmakers
Ringers
EVENTS

 

Around the ring

First Strategic Plan “report card” now online
Did you know that there were three applicants for every available student space at UVic in 2001–02? Or that the number of UVic co-op students placed in jobs in Canada has increased by 47 per cent over the past decade? Or that UVic is ranked fourth among all Canadian universities for winning prestigious Steacie research fellowships? These and other UVic vital statistics can be found in the first performance measures report, now online at <web.uvic.ca/univsec/perfreport/>. The report is a tabulation of performance indicators and will be updated annually to demonstrate UVic’s commitment to public accountability and to monitor its progress in meeting objectives set out in the 2002 strategic plan, A Vision for the Future. This first report details the changes that have occurred at UVic over the last five to 10 years.

David Suzuki to speak at UVic
In the past century, humanity has undergone an explosive change in numbers, science, technology, consumption and economics. In the process, our relationship with nature and the interconnectivity of all life on the planet have become less obvious. Today, science is verifying the ancient wisdom of traditional peoples, which points to a different set of priorities. These priorities should become our bottom line for the 21st century, says award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki. He’ll discuss these priorities at a public lecture titled “The Challenge of the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the McPherson Playhouse Box Office, 386-6121.