The Ring

New school's focus is public health

Mon, 2010-09-13 09:34

For the first time in 20 years UVic is launching a new school. Starting in September 2011, the School of Public Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development will offer a Master's of Public Health, a Graduate Diploma in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services through online distance delivery.

Building leaders for the social economy and civil society

Thu, 2010-07-01 18:00

Photo of instructor and students
L-R: Instructor Sabine Lehr and MACD students Carolyn Fast and Stacy Chappel. Photo: Christine McLaren

“Communities and societies are grappling with many challenges in a rapidly changing world,” says Lynne Siemens, professor and graduate advisor in the School of Public Administration. “Addressing them requires new leadership and ways of working with individuals, communities, organizations and governments.”

Students supporting students

Mon, 2010-03-01 15:00

A picture of Nursing students Chris Bigelow, Nicolle Rushton, and Dehab Haile
(L-R): Nursing students Chris Bigelow, fourth year; Nicolle Rushton, second year from Camosun College; and Dehab Haile, fourth y

Starting on a new campus, meeting new people, navigating the demands of a new program all pose some level of anxiety for new students. The nurse mentorship project, initiated by nursing students, has helped relieve some of the stress and made the transition easier.

Building bridges with Africa

Wed, 2010-02-24 15:22

Photo of Brown, Parisian, Tang and Cheboud.
L-R: Brown, Bruce Parisian of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Tang and Cheboud. Photo: Jo-Ann Richards

What began as a sightseeing tour of a small community in Ethiopia has resulted in a life-saving project establishing a unique model for local and international partnerships.

From art to education, nursing student finds inspiration

Sun, 2009-11-01 13:00

Photo of Allison.
Allison. Photo: © 2009 Phillip Chin Photography

Mid-career nursing student and accomplished artist Gayle Allison is convocating this November with the first group of nine students to complete UVic’s new nurse educator option in the master’s of nursing program.

Kerkovius: Grad shares her Northern spirit

Mon, 2009-06-01 14:00

Photo of Ann Rose Kerkovius

Ann Rose Kerkovius, an Inuk from the Copper Inuit Nation, was born in an igloo in Kugluktuk, Nunavut—formerly Coppermine, NWT.

Buchan: Grad has knack for giving back

Sun, 2008-06-01 14:00

Photo of Buchan

Dianne Buchan, Indigenous governance master's grad, credits her community with instilling in her the desire to learn and the passion to give back.

Addison & Ali: Grads champion child care in Africa

Sun, 2008-06-01 14:00

A picture of Ruth Addison

Two students from the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU), Ruth Addison and Masoud Mohamed Ali, may be travelling the farthest distance to participate in this month’s convocation ceremonies at UVic. From Ghana and Kenya, respectively, they will receive their graduation certificate in Professional Specialization in International Child and Youth Care for Development.

Nursing students, Aboriginal community learn from each other

Thu, 2008-05-01 14:00

A picture of Rhonda Underwood et al.
(L-R) Rhonda Underwood, Geraldine Underwood and nursing student Heather Olsen. Photo: Diana Nethercott

What does it mean to walk a mile in another person’s shoes? Just ask UVic nursing students and members of the Tsawout First Nation participating in an award-winning pilot project called the Reciprocal Partnership Model in Nursing Education.