The Ring

Jessica Ball receives Aboriginal child care award

Wed, 2012-11-28 11:20

Jessica Ball, School of Child and Youth Care professor, received the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society’s Perry Shawana Award which is presented to an individual whose leadership, commitment, advocacy, policy-making, research or volunteerism has demonstrated support for high quality child development environments for BC’s First Nations children.  

Andre Kushniruk honoured by CHIA

Wed, 2012-11-21 14:55

Andre Kushniruk, School of Health Information Science professor, is the recipient of the 2012 CHIA (Canadian Health Informatics Award) for Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics.  

Day in the life: Elizabeth Quong

Thu, 2012-11-01 10:09

Quong. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Quong. Photo: UVic Photo Services

On any given day you may find the UVic Family Centre bursting at the seams with a children’s program, hosting a parents' book club or busy with volunteers from the Garth Homer Centre who have been cleaning toys there for over eight years. The centre is a community gathering place where learning and research takes place, where resources are shared, relationships are built and family support services are provided. It's a big mandate for this small centre located in the family housing complex since 1998. And the person bringing it all together is director Elizabeth Quong.

2012 CASN Award recipient

Tue, 2012-10-30 14:13

Lynne Young, School of Nursing professor and associate director of graduate education, is the recipient of the 2012 (CASN) Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing award for excellence in teaching. The award will be presented at CASN’s annual reception in Ottawa on Nov. 13, 2012. CASN is the national voice for nursing education, research and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada. They will be celebrating their seventieth anniversary next year. 

In memoriam: Roberta Taylor

Thu, 2012-07-05 11:12

Roberta Taylor, senior instructor in the School of Social Work, passed away on June 25. “Robbie,” as her friends called her, was diagnosed in late March with an aggressive non-treatable form of cancer. In true “Robbie” fashion, she and her children organized a celebration of life, which wove together a rich tapestry of people involved in the many facets of her life and where stories, music and readings were shared with Robbie and her family present. Taylor’s academic family has been the School of Social Work since the 1980s when she earned her BSW and then MSW at the school. She started teaching full-time in the school in 1993 and received the Faculty Teaching Excellence award in 2000.

Top honours for down-to-earth graduate

Thu, 2012-05-31 12:15

Payne with his wife and UVic graduate Danielle
Payne with his wife and UVic graduate Danielle at Muncho Lake in northern BC

Paul Payne is firmly planted in a profession that excites him thanks to an undergraduate program that he describes as a perfect fit. This multiple award-winning grad has chosen a career in health informatics where rapidly expanding opportunities abound in the field of health care and information systems. Payne is graduating with a combined major in computer science and health information science with a near perfect grade point average garnering him Outstanding Academic Distinction in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Grad student wins prestigious Canadian book award

Fri, 2012-05-04 10:10

Photo of Jarvis

On May 1, School of Public Administration doctoral candidate Mark Jarvis was awarded the prestigious Donner Prize for his co-authored book Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government. Administered by the Donner Foundation, the Donner Prize is an annual award for the best public policy book by a Canadian.

Working towards global education equity

Wed, 2012-03-21 14:16

Jessica Ball (child and youth care) is one of 15 world experts asked to join the Brookings Institute research task force to create a research agenda in support of the Global Compact on Learning (GLC). The GLC is a multi-donor initiative focused on closing the gap in education equity for over 75 million children of primary school age who are not enrolled in school, including 88 per cent of children in Africa and Asia, and children whose learning is disrupted by political conflict or emergencies.

Frisch receives nursing award

Wed, 2012-02-29 15:31

Noreen Frisch (nursing), has been recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) with the Award of Excellence in Nursing Administration, given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and demonstrating excellence in relation to the CRNBC professional standards for registered nurses. Since becoming the director of the school in 2007 Frisch has excelled in all areas of administration while also pursuing her own program of scholarship and research. Her leadership is valued within the school, on the campus and in her work with the provincial and national nursing associations. She will be receiving her award on April 19 at the 2012 CRNBC awards ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Public Administration home to new UNESCO Chair

Wed, 2012-02-01 15:55

Hall and Ugandan PhD student Bananuka Twine. Photo: Christine McLaren
Hall and Ugandan PhD student Bananuka Twine. Photo: Christine McLaren

The past couple of months have been quite remarkable for Budd Hall, professor of community development in the School of Public Administration. In December, he received an honorary degree from St. Francis Xavier University for his outstanding academic service in the area of international development and adult education. Then Hall received notice of his appointmemnt as a UNESCO Chair.