The Ring

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. 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. 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.

Annual awards program lauds local heroes

Wed, 2011-03-09 11:49

Photo of Prince and Pauly
L-R: Prince, Pauly. Photo:Marc Christensen.

On Feb. 16, nominees of the 2011 Victoria’s Leadership Awards (VLA) were celebrated as exceptional community champions, including this year’s recipients of the University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards—Bernie Pauly and Michael Prince.

Free Food...No Foolin'!

Wed, 2011-03-02 17:13

The UVic Family Centre is getting ready for its 8th annual "No Foolin’" event on Friday, April 1 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 is an opportunity to highlight UVic’s vibrant family community and help 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

Sandborn, Pauly, honorary citizens

Tue, 2011-02-08 15:08

Victoria city council has selected Environmental Law Centre legal director Calvin Sandborn (law) and Bernie Pauly (nirsing, psychology) as two of the city's 14 honourary citizens for 2011. The award was presented on Jan.19 by Mayor Dean Fortin, in recognition of Sandborn's contributions to environmental protection and sustainability education on Vancouver Island and Pauly's community work on social issues, including homelessness.

Dr. Lenora Marcellus

Fri, 2011-01-14 12:28

Dr. Lenora Marcellus (nursing) and members of Vancouver Island’s Safe Babies Program have been awarded the 2010 Rotman Award for Pediatric Home Care Innovation. The program provides education and support for foster families caring for infants with prenatal substance exposure and is the result of years of partnership between the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Foster Parents Support Services Society. The $100,000 award will be used to further expand the program across BC and roll out a new training curriculum.