The Ring

POLIS director recognized for natural resource leadership

Wed, 2013-09-04 16:26

Kundoqk, bringing Nuuyum

Fri, 2013-07-26 14:36

Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green at Spring 2013 convocation ceremony
Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Kundoqk, the Indigenous name of the new director of UVic’s School of Social Work, means “journeying over the mountain with belongings on my back.” The name was gifted to her parents on their wedding day. In 1995, Jacquie Louise Green (Kundoqk’s European name) moved her two daughters and their household belongings from northern BC, over mountains and marine passages, to Victoria so she could pursue a BSW (1997) and MPA (2000) at UVic.

New BIG study on state of borders

Tue, 2013-07-09 12:47

The study of borders in the 21st century stretches beyond traditional definitions to encompass not only real boundaries, but remote and virtual borders too.

BC roadside prohibition laws shown to save lives

Thu, 2013-06-20 10:17

Researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) have determined that British Columbia’s new drinking and driving laws, implemented in 2010, are making a considerable impact in lives saved.

A study led by Dr. Scott Macdonald, CARBC assistant director, and published online in the peer-reviewed academic journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, found that the number of fatal alcohol-related collisions decreased by more than 40 per cent under the new law.

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Mon, 2013-06-10 12:09

Convocation medals and awards, Spring 2013

Thu, 2013-06-06 09:40

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

New institute to support community-university engagement

Wed, 2013-06-05 12:42

The University of Victoria continued on its path to high-level community engagement with the creation of the new Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE).

The research centre, which opened June 3 as part of Congress 2013, is a collaboration between the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the Faculty of Social Sciences. It will study and practice community-university engagement, with the aim of contributing to solutions about community issues.

A nursing education that spans the province

Tue, 2013-06-04 17:21


Life inside a hospital can be stressful, but nursing school graduate Kara Sundberg has found the perfect way to use the nurturing skills needed as a nurse outside the hospital to help her relax.

“I focus my free time on working with animals and I have been fostering dogs in my area for years,” says Sundberg. “This has turned out to be a wonderful stress reliever after a long, chaotic shift on a busy medical unit.”

In memoriam: Brenda Copeland

Fri, 2013-03-22 10:12

Brenda Copeland in 2001
Brenda Copeland in 2001

Brenda Copeland (child and youth care) passed away unexpectedly on March 19. Brenda’s passion for her family and for improved quality of life for marginalized children and youth shone through all of her endeavours.

Discussing diversity: 50 years of activism

Mon, 2013-03-11 09:08

Four UVic professors and activists passionately spoke on the topic of 50 Years of Activism: Rethinking Realities on Jan. 30, and articulated the status of research in their prospective fields. They spoke in the SUB to a large audience as part of the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum, Critical Conversations Rethinking Realities.