The Ring

Award-winning professor discovered new heights

Wed, 2011-09-21 15:53

Roberta Taylor (social work) is the recipient of the 2011 Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award, named to recognize a Canadian woman’s contribution to the aviation or aerospace industry and to society as a whole.


in memoriam: Dr. Brian Wharf

Tue, 2011-08-30 08:50

Dr. Brian Wharf, an amazing UVic citizen and distinguished Social Work educator, died on August 11. 


Volunteers the building blocks of community at Family Centre

Tue, 2011-07-05 09:00

Garth Homer Centre volunteers
From left: Scott Young, Edmond Choy, Brenda Crawford Photo: Bryna Hallam

After years on the job, the UVic Family Centre’s volunteers are definitely part of the family. Once a week for eight years, a group with the Garth Homer Society Community Access Team (CAT), which sets up volunteer opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, comes to the centre to wash the toys.


United Way and UVic: Building a strong and caring community

Tue, 2011-07-05 08:32

The United Way of Greater Victoria (UWGV) has announced more than $95,000 in funding to support four initiatives undertaken at UVic.

“The work that we are doing with UVic is ground breaking, and other universities and United Way programs across Canada are looking at this partnership as a blueprint for establishing partnerships with universities” says UWGV Director of Community Investment and Collaboration Chris Poirier-Skelton.


Surgeon juggles tasks to complete master’s in health information science

Mon, 2011-06-13 10:38

Dr. James Stewart officially has all of his medical bases covered. 

Already a practicing general surgeon and a father of five, Stewart took on the extraordinary challenge of adding a UVic master’s degree in Health Information Science (HINF) by distance to his limited free time in January 2009, first studying from Vancouver before moving home to Edmonton six months in.


Day in the life: Katherine Woodhouse

Wed, 2011-06-08 11:16

Woodhouse in Chief Marshall's regalia.
Woodhouse in Chief Marshall's regalia. Photo: UVic Photo Services

A day in the life of Katherine Woodhouse is mostly tasked with bringing order to things. On any given day, Woodhouse is at the center of the action—whether she’s wearing the distinguished hat of Chief Marshal for Convocation, donning a safety vest as her building’s emergency coordinator or harmonizing budgets, human resources and assorted paperwork for the School of Child and Youth Care (CYC).


In memoriam: Sister Kathleen Cyr

Wed, 2011-06-08 11:09

Sister Kathleen Cyr, SSA, BSc, MA, who died on May 3 at St. Ann’s Residence in Victoria, had a wry sense of humour, but it was her warmth and kindness that everyone remembers. As a provincial leader with the Sisters of St. Ann, her association with the University of Victoria was extensive beginning with the co-founding of the School of Nursing in 1976 and most recently serving as the Founding Chair of the School of Nursing Advisory Council.


UVic 'brought out the best' in award-winning grad

Thu, 2011-06-02 14:32

Melchior.
Melchior. Photo: Bryna Hallam

Kayla Melchior was initially attracted to the University of Victoria by the campus's beauty. Even driving through a blizzard to get here didn't deter her—and neither did the West Coast's wet weather.


Protecting the Sacred Cycle through leadership

Thu, 2011-06-02 14:14

Thomas.
Thomas. Photo: Ted Kuzemski.

Every Indigenous community has them: strong women who are the backbones of their families and communities. “Often these women are not acknowledged for their leadership roles,” says Robina Thomas (Qwul’sih’yah’maht), who this spring will become the first Coast Salish woman to graduate with a PhD from Indigenous Governance. “One, because they never look to be acknowledged and second because they are not in any formal type of leadership positions, but nonetheless they are leaders.”


A passion for honouring people's stories

Thu, 2011-06-02 13:44

Macleod and daughters.
Macleod and daughters. Photo: Christine McLaren

Whether through film making, social advocacy or motherhood, bachelor of social work graduate (BSW) and award recipient, Suzanne MacLeod values the “many layers” of people’s personal stories.