The Ring

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.


Seghers Collection book recognized with Alcuin Society award

Tue, 2014-05-06 16:58

The Seghers Collection, designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola for UVic Libraries.
The Seghers Collection, designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola for UVic Libraries.

The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World—written by Dr. Hélène Cazes (French and medieval studies) and published by the University Libraries—has been recognized by the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The publication is of special significance for the campus and the Victoria region, exploring the bibliographic history of the Seghers Collection, their spiritual and religious significance within the catholic tradition and their attributed owner, Charles John Seghers (the second Archbishop of Victoria).


UVic launches Colonial Legacies Field School, in time for South African national election

Wed, 2014-04-23 16:21

Vongani Lucky Machethe and Stephanie Tiede prepare for CBC radio interview May 7, 2014. Photos: Dr. E. Vibert.

In May 2014, a group of UVic students and two faculty members spent three weeks in South Africa for UVic’s first-ever Colonial Legacies Field School.


2014 Craigdarroch Research Awards

Thu, 2014-04-10 11:09

Dukes. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Dukes. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Whether they’re helping us understand the complexities of politics and public policy, laying the mathematical groundwork for everyday devices and processes, giving us a greater appreciation for musical expression, or helping Indigenous communities revive their endangered languages—this year’s Craigdarroch Research Award recipients are making our world a better place.


SSHRC Storytellers: research impact caught on video

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:06

von Petzinger.
von Petzinger.

Two UVic graduate students have been rewarded for their creative use of video to tell the story of how their academic research is impacting the world.

Genevieve von Petzinger and Bernadette Perry are among 25 winners of the national Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers Challenge, involving universities across Canada. The challenge required students to distill their research into a compelling three minutes of narrated video, describing how their SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.


UVic retirees present Masterminds 2014

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:21

van den Driessche. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
van den Driessche. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Retirement has rarely stopped UVic professors from sharing their rich intellectual knowledge and experiences with communities on or off campus. This April, four UVic retirees will offer insight on topics ranging from Islam to the use of math to control infectious diseases as part of the annual Masterminds free public lecture series. Presented by the UVic Retirees Association and the Centre on Aging—with support from the university—the series takes place at 7 p.m. in UVic’s Harry Hickman Building, room 105.