The Ring

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.


Dedication to social justice leads to life's work

Thu, 2011-06-02 13:41

Social Work grad student, Eli Manning
Award winning Social Work grad student, Eli Manning

Eli Manning was drawn to social work through her passion for social justice. Now the UVic alumna, who graduated last fall with a master's degree in social work, could be changing public health policy in Canada.


Strengthening support for end-of-life caregivers

Wed, 2011-05-11 10:45

Stajduhar
Stajduhar. Photo: Ted Kuzemski

If you had a terminal illness, where would you choose to die? If you’re like most Canadians, you would choose to be at home. But while a quiet, peaceful death at home is the gold standard for patients, it may not be so good for their family members.


Distinguished lawyer and senior public servant named Lam Chair

Tue, 2011-05-03 14:09

McHale
McHale. Photo: Anne McHale

For as long as individuals and organizations have had disagreements with one another, they have tried to find just and cost-effective ways to resolve those issues. Although many cases end up before the courts, other innovative techniques exist to deal with profound differences of opinion. Public administrators and members of the legal profession are more frequently turning to a range of dispute resolution methods, including mediation, as effective procedures for resolving conflicts.


Nursing students help with the RJH Patient Care Centre Tower move

Thu, 2011-04-07 09:23

Nursing student Jumana Tubeishat and instructor Carolyn Hammond.
Nursing student Jumana Tubeishat and instructor Carolyn Hammond. Photo: Robbyn Lanning

On Sunday, March 13, over 200 UVic Nursing “Students on the Move” helped transfer nearly 300 patients from the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s old inpatient units to its new Patient Care Centre (PCC) Tower in just under eight hours. Teams of nursing undergrads volunteered their time, working four- and six-hour shifts, to help Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) staff receive patients relocating from the old hospital.


UVic Japanese students organize and respond with support

Tue, 2011-04-05 13:20

Students (L-R): Nozomi Kido, Keiichi Otani and Hiroko Ota.
Child and Youth Care students (L-R): Nozomi Kido, Keiichi Otani and Hiroko Ota. Photo: Christine McLaren

The waters have receded and the tremors have diminished in Japan, but amidst unstable nuclear reactors and the rubble of a starkly redefined landscape, communities begin to face the challenge of rebuilding and coping with the loss. Here at UVic, separated by an ocean of uncertainty, we watch and wait, wondering how this disaster will affect us all. For two Japanese students in the School of Child and Youth Care, watching was not enough.


New centre focuses on early childhood research

Wed, 2011-03-09 11:53

What does it take to raise a healthy and happy child? That’s just one of the questions the 60 faculty members and 50 grad students who make up UVic’s new Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CECRP) strive to answer.