The Ring

Congratulations, Spring 2014 grads!

Wed, 2014-06-04 15:45

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Spring Convocation, from June 9–13, nine ceremonies will be held to confer degrees, diplomas or certificates upon 3,554 graduating students.

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of UVic’s first convocation ceremony. Members of the class of 1964 will attend the 10 a.m., June 13 ceremony to commemorate their part of university history.


Convocation medals and awards, Spring 2014

Wed, 2014-06-04 15:36

Congratulations and best wishes to all convocating students. Read more about Spring Convocation 2014.


 

Governor-General's Gold Medal (best Doctoral thesis)
Dr. Andrew Pon
PhD, Department of Physics & Astronomy


Psychology student wins UVic’s first 3MT competition

Mon, 2014-03-10 11:47

Rourke
Rourke

Research was efficiently communicated, cash was won and history was made at the university’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis competition, held on March 6 as part of UVic’s annual IdeaFest celebration.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that challenges master’s and doctoral students to give a compelling and public-friendly presentation on their thesis research—and why it matters—in a mere three minutes using only one Powerpoint slide.


Congratulations, Fall 2013 grads!

Thu, 2013-11-07 10:17

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Fall Convocation, which stretches across four ceremonies conducted during Nov. 12 and 13, the University of Victoria will award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,251 students.


Convocation medals and awards, Spring 2013

Thu, 2013-06-06 08:40

Governor-General's Gold Medal (best Doctoral thesis)

Dr. Nathaniel West

PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

 

Governor General's Silver Medal (top undergraduate student)

Nigel Burke


UVic names three new academic leaders and reappoints Blackstone

Thu, 2012-03-29 13:04

Three new academic leaders will take up their posts at UVic this summer, with the appointments of Dr. David Capson as dean of graduate studies, Dr. Saul Klein as dean of the Gustavson School of Business and Dr. Andrew Marton as new associate academic vice-president international.


Honouring this year’s top teachers

Mon, 2011-11-07 14:59

Agathoklis
Agathoklis

At Convocation, the University of Victoria celebrates the accomplishments of our students and the great promise that they bring as they enter on a new stage of their careers. It is also an occasion when we recognize the outstanding talent, dedication and creativity of the faculty members and other teaching staff who provide such a high quality of education to our students.


New academic leadership appointments

Wed, 2011-07-13 08:14

Two new associate deans and half a dozen new department chairs have assumed their duties as of July 1.


Counsellling grads the 'bridge' between Aboriginal and Western healing

Thu, 2011-06-02 15:23

For years, Lorna Williams had heard about and seen certified counsellors arriving in First Nations communities without the proper preparation and knowledge to work effectively and respectfully with their Aboriginal clients. In frustration, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning searched for a better way to educate counsellors in both Indigenous and Western approaches to emotional and psychological healing. The result was the UVic-developed master’s program in counselling for Aboriginal communities—the first of its kind in the country—and 15 of the inaugural program graduates receive their degrees this month.


Electronic submission of theses and dissertations becoming mandatory

Thu, 2011-04-21 09:21

Beginning May 1, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will collect only digital copies of master's theses and doctoral dissertations. Paper thesis submissions will no longer be accepted. "The move to electronic submission is beneficial for UVic graduate students and better for the environment," says Dean of Graduate Studies Aaron Devor.