The Ring

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:18

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 19:04

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 16:34

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 16:06

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


Studying the Holocaust in Europe

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:30

Photo by student Rowan Meredith, 2014 Field School. At the Jewish Monument, former Mauthausen camp in Austria.

Rowan Meredith is a UVic Slavic Studies student who attended the 2014 I-witness field school and is currently immersed in a summer co-op at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. She sent these "notes from the field" while still in Europe.


In memoriam: Barbara Pritchard Harris

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:32

Barbara Pritchard Harris, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, passed away on April 4, 2014.


Co-op placements build career options for humanities grad

Wed, 2014-06-04 17:19

Falconer. Photo: Suzanne Ahearne

It’s probably not on many graduates’ lists of what to do after convocation, but it’s at the top of Chelsea Falconer’s: she’s going to get cracking on the post-apocalyptic novel she’s had in her head for almost as long as she’s been at UVic.


Congratulations, Spring 2014 grads!

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:45

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Spring Convocation, from June 9–13, nine ceremonies will be held to confer degrees, diplomas or certificates upon 3,554 graduating students.

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of UVic’s first convocation ceremony. Members of the class of 1964 will attend the 10 a.m., June 13 ceremony to commemorate their part of university history.


Convocation medals and awards, Spring 2014

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:36

Congratulations and best wishes to all convocating students. Read more about Spring Convocation 2014.


 

Governor-General's Gold Medal (best Doctoral thesis)
Dr. Andrew Pon
PhD, Department of Physics & Astronomy


University flag to be lowered in honour of linguist Barbara Harris

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:07

University flag to be lowered in honour of former faculty member. The university flag will be lowered on Friday, May 23, 2014 in honour of Dr. Barbara Harris.  Dr. Harris received her MA and PhD in linguistics at UVic. She taught in the linguistics department, and also served as graduate advisor and as department chair.