The Ring

Course pairs up grad students and BC ministry and everyone benefits

Mon, 2012-05-07 13:44

Nine students brought their graduate program to life this past spring by adding a crash course in knowledge mobilization to their schedules. GS 505: Research and Evaluation in Children, Youth and Family Services Policies is a multi-disciplinary internship, spearheaded by UVic Knowledge Mobilization Services and instructed by Dr. Gord Miller, (child and youth care). The program paired graduate students with practitioners and policymakers in British Columbia’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to produce research that is immediately applicable to the world around them.


Grad student wins prestigious Canadian book award

Fri, 2012-05-04 10:10

Photo of Jarvis
Jarvis

On May 1, School of Public Administration doctoral candidate Mark Jarvis was awarded the prestigious Donner Prize for his co-authored book Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government. Administered by the Donner Foundation, the Donner Prize is an annual award for the best public policy book by a Canadian.


UVic profs tops in research productivity, impact

Thu, 2012-04-12 10:24

Drs. Colin Macleod (law, philosophy), James Tully (political science, law, Indigenous governance, philosophy) and Hari Srivastava (math and statistics, emeritus) were listed in the March 27 edition of The Globe and Mail in a list of Canada’s top researchers in terms of productivity and impact, based on the “h-index,” a measure of citations to their published works. Srivastava received second ranking in the area of mathematics and statistics and Macleod and Tully received third ranking in the areas of philosophy and law, respectively.


Symbols speak eloquently of living-with-dying

Wed, 2012-04-11 11:46

Image from the exhibition "Symbols of Living In-between." Poem is reproduced in
Image from the exhibition "Symbols of Living In-between." Poem is reproduced in article, below.

For many, living with a life-threatening illness is unimaginable. How does one garner the optimism and endurance needed to continue living while the end of life approaches? To help shed light on the experiences of people living with the uncertainties of serious illness, 32 people diagnosed with cancer, chronic kidney disease or HIV/AIDS joined forces with a group of nurse researchers to share stories and ideas about living with dying.


Working towards global education equity

Wed, 2012-03-21 14:16

Jessica Ball (child and youth care) is one of 15 world experts asked to join the Brookings Institute research task force to create a research agenda in support of the Global Compact on Learning (GLC). The GLC is a multi-donor initiative focused on closing the gap in education equity for over 75 million children of primary school age who are not enrolled in school, including 88 per cent of children in Africa and Asia, and children whose learning is disrupted by political conflict or emergencies.


Day in the life: Nancy Pike

Thu, 2012-03-08 11:33

Pike showing an example of her gardening-related artwork. Photo: UVic Photo Serv
Pike showing an example of her gardening-related artwork. Photo: UVic Photo Services

When Nancy Pike is in her office in UVic’s School of Social Work, you will probably find her door open. Fitting, since her role at UVic working in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is all about opening doors for social work students looking for good practicum placements.


"I found my voice at the UN"

Thu, 2012-03-08 11:18

Slade. Photo: Robie Liscomb
Slade. Photo: Robie Liscomb

In September 2011, I received an email detailing an opportunity to attend the pre-session for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The email, from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), was calling for youth ambassadors to speak about their life experiences being Aboriginal Canadians in todays’ society.


Free food—No Foolin’

Thu, 2012-03-08 11:00

Everyone is welcome to the UVic Family Centre’s ninth annual No Foolin’ event on Wednesday April 4, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. outside the Family Centre in the student family housing complex on Lam Circle. No Foolin’ is an opportunity for UVic student families, community supporters and local businesses to come out and celebrate the energy and diversity that families and their children bring to campus life. The annual event highlights UVic’s vibrant family community and helps raise awareness about the challenges and barriers that some student families face. Parachute games, relay races, ethnic food, pizza and ice-cream are all part of the free program. More information: familyc@uvic.ca


Frisch receives nursing award

Wed, 2012-02-29 15:31

Noreen Frisch (nursing), has been recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) with the Award of Excellence in Nursing Administration, given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and demonstrating excellence in relation to the CRNBC professional standards for registered nurses. Since becoming the director of the school in 2007 Frisch has excelled in all areas of administration while also pursuing her own program of scholarship and research. Her leadership is valued within the school, on the campus and in her work with the provincial and national nursing associations. She will be receiving her award on April 19 at the 2012 CRNBC awards ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre.


Free Food...No Foolin'!

Tue, 2012-02-28 13:11

The UVic Family Centre is getting ready for its 9th annual No Foolin’ event on Wednesday April 4th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. It will take place outside the Family Centre in the student family housing complex on Lam Circle. No Foolin’ is an opportunity for UVic student families, community supporters and local businesses to come out and celebrate the energy and diversity that families and their children bring to campus life. The annual event highlights UVic’s vibrant family community and helps raise awareness about the challenges and barriers that some student families face. Parachute games, relay races, ethnic food, pizza and ice-cream are all part of the free program. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact familyc@uvic.ca