The Ring

Two awards for Lynne Young

Thu, 2013-03-07 12:01

Dr. Lynne Young (nursing) has been awarded the 2013 College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, presented to registered nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing education in the nurse’s own work settings (e.g., colleges, institutes, universities or health care agencies). She has also been selected as recipient of the 2012 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)Award for Excellence in Nursing Education (Tenured), which acknowledges the contributions and accomplishments of individuals to the realization of CASN’s mission and to promote and disseminate good practices in nursing education.

Coward, Stajduhar book prize

Wed, 2013-02-06 10:30

A book edited by a pair of University of Victoria professors has won the 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category. Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (SUNY Press) was edited by Harold Coward, professor emeritus of history and founding director of UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, and Kelli Stajduhar, associate professor at the School of Nursing and the Centre on Aging. The two researchers also produced a 28-page compendium booklet for practitioners and distributed 1,200 to palliative care programs across Canada.

In memoriam: Roderick MacIsaac

Wed, 2013-02-06 10:16

A memorial service celebrating the life of Roderick MacIsaac (1966–2012), a PhD student in the Faculty of Human and Social Development (School of Public Administration), was held at the Interfaith Chapel on Jan. 24. The memorial was attended by his family, and doctoral student, faculty and work colleagues. Evert Lindquist, director of the School of Public Administration, described MacIsaac as skilled in quantitative analysis and working with data, who had high standards and was hitting his stride as an applied researcher. “He was a quiet and methodical student with a wry sense of humour and knowledgable about a wide variety of topics,” said Lindquist.

Day in the life: Debbie Robinson

Fri, 2013-01-25 12:59

Robinson. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Robinson. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Debbie Robinson knows a thing or two about stage fright—the 20-year veteran of local community theatre faces it every time she sings or acts in a new production. But Robinson also knows that as the show goes on, the teamwork and preparation kick in and the stage fright fades. And she applies the same strategy to the changing nature of her job as a program assistant in the School of Child and Youth Care.

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.  

UVic presenters at TEDx Victoria

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:06

The list of presenters for TEDx Victoria on Nov. 17 at the Victoria Conference Centre boasts a number of UVic people, including: drug policy researcher Alan Cassels (health information science); journalist, author and environmental lawyer Calvin Sanborn (Environmental Law Centre); PhD candidate and lecturer Jamie Kemp (medieval studies); and PhD candidate and cave art expert Genevieve von Petzinger (anthropology). Internationally renowned athlete, filmmaker and UVic grad Darcy Turenne (geography/environmental studies) and UVic alumnus and scientific literacy proponent Reid Gower (philosophy) are also on the bill as speakers. Among the artists and performers for the second annual one-day conference is Impulse Theatre, which was founded in 2010 by UVic theatre students.

Grad shares nursing expertise in Bangladesh

Wed, 2012-11-07 12:19

Soomal in Bangladesh
Soomal in Bangladesh

When Permjit Soomal stepped off the plane in Bangladesh in October 2011, the nursing student was overwhelmed by the heat, smells and sounds.

She was also one step closer to realizing her dream – to make a difference in the world through working in the health sector.

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.