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.