The Ring

The daily lives of 18 UVic students, one blog post at a time

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:55

A collage of photos featuring student bloggers.
My UVic Life features blog posts from 18 undergrad students.

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles—although those are a big part of it. There are also yoga raves, nights of uninterrupted Netflix marathons, awkward icebreakers and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Whether you're a high school student wondering what's like to be an undergraduate student at UVic or a current student looking to share in your classmates’ experiences, you’ll find something new in a blogging project that spotlights student life at UVic.


Virtually here: UVic’s first Honorary Resident Wikipedian

Mon, 2015-01-26 16:12

Christian Vandendorpe, UVic's first Honorary Resident Wikipedian, in NZ.
Rotorua, NZ last fall. Photo, courtesy of Vandendorpe.

Christian Vandendorpe is UVic’s first Honorary Resident Wikipedian.


Graduating with a provincial contract

Fri, 2014-11-07 07:39

Scollard
Scollard

For recent grad Darcie Scollard (English), the co-operative education program has made her future a lot less daunting—and helped her pocket a contract with the provincial government to carry her into post-grad life.

“As a humanities student, I was particularly worried about life after university,” Scollard says. “Since I became a co-op student, a lot of stress around finding a job after graduation has been lifted off my shoulders.”


Day in the Life: Judy Nazar

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:01

Nazar. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Nazar. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Judy Nazar loves languages—and that passion has led to a long and fulfilling career at UVic.


In memoriam: Daniel Bryant

Wed, 2014-10-01 14:20

Bryant
Bryant

Daniel Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, with his wife Yixi Zhang at his bedside. He was 72 years old. Daniel taught at UVic for 32 years before his retirement in 2008.

He came to what was then the Department of Slavonic and Oriental Studies, which became the Centre for Pacific and Oriental Studies, and subsequently the current department, of which he was the first chair.


Why the First World War still matters—100 years later

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:35

First World War Photo: From the Archie H. Wills fonds – AR394.


UVic historian, poet earn national honour

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.


UVic to lead $5.5 million research project on forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians

Thu, 2014-08-21 18:04

Maple Leaf Grocery, Powell Street, Vancouver. Kariatsumari Family collection. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NIKKEI NATIONAL MUSEUM.

A multi-partner, seven-year, $5.5-million research project, Landscapes of Injustice, announced by UVic on Aug. 27 will culminate in an interactive travelling museum exhibition to tell the story of dispossession of Japanese Canadians.


2014 Latin American and Spanish Film Week at Cinecenta

Thu, 2014-08-21 15:34

The Latin American and Spanish Film Week returns in mid September to Victoria for a fifth year.

The event will take place from Sept. 16–21 at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta theatre.


Studying the legacies of colonialism in South Africa

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:06

A scene from the outdoor ‘classroom.' Cape of Good Hope, near Cape Town.

Tess (Taylor) Syrowik is a humanities student in UVic’s Department of Linguistics. This is her personal account of UVic's 2014 Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa, Apr. 28 - May 21.

Learn more about the 2014 Colonial Legacies field school