The Ring

A community celebration of the Bard

Thu, 2013-09-12 14:36

All the world’s a stage—and for six weeks this fall, UVic will be a major player in a community celebration of the works of the Bard. The university is joining in the unique collaboration, Shakespeare Onstage-Offstage, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Belfry Theatre, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum and other partners. One of the events is a public display of all four Shakespeare Folios in one place, for the first time ever in BC.


Five 2013 Vanier scholarships for UVic, including a top spot

Tue, 2013-08-20 14:55

UVic PhD student and 2013 Vanier recipient Tim Personn
Tim Personn, 2013 Vanier scholar CREDIT: Photo Services

The 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships were announced Sept. 23, 2013, and UVic PhD student Tim Personn (English) is ranked first of all social sciences and humanities recipients.


French course takes Tour de France to new level

Wed, 2013-06-19 10:07

De Rosnay racing in Victoria's Bastion Square Grand Prix 2013
Emile Fromet de Rosay (on left) in Victoria's Bastion Square GP 2013. PHOTO: Brad Head at zedwheels.com

Enrolment for courses which immediately captivate the interest of students can be as smooth as coasting downhill in the Pyrenees. This is what assistant professor Dr. Emile Fromet de Rosnay was hoping, and has witnessed firsthand, for his new online course starting five days before the Tour de France, now in its 100th year.


UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday

Thu, 2013-06-13 12:24

Sketch of Joyce

Poring through the University of Victoria's Special Collections catalogues earlier this year, post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) stepped into a literary scholar’s dream: he had his hands on a pirated edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, within the pages of an obscure literary journal.


Digital Humanities at UVic: From Book of Kells to the e-book

Wed, 2013-06-12 16:19

From ancient cave markings and handmade books to Facebook and Tumblr, people have been reading and storytelling in various forms for thousands of years. But what does the future hold?


Convocation medals and awards, Spring 2013

Thu, 2013-06-06 09:40

Governor-General's Gold Medal (best Doctoral thesis)

Dr. Nathaniel West

PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

 

Governor General's Silver Medal (top undergraduate student)

Nigel Burke


Newcomer to Victoria embraces Victorian literature

Wed, 2013-05-29 14:17

Taylor. Photo: Mitch Wright
Taylor. Photo: Mitch Wright

Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal (top master’s other than thesis, all faculties):
Adam Taylor, English

Adam Taylor, who is receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal in June 2013 as the top master's student for program achievement, is moving away from Victoria after convocation but is taking his passion for Victorian literature back home to Portland, Oregon.


SSHRC Storytellers: Videos by UVic students tell the story

Fri, 2013-05-17 14:26

SSHRC Video Challenge: The Storytellers

Four UVic teams are among 25 winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers involving universities across Canada. Here is their story.


In memoriam: Dr. Samuel Macey

Wed, 2013-04-10 10:45

Prof. Samuel L. Macey, a distinguished member of the Department of English for two decades, passed away on March 11, the eve of his 91st birthday.


UVic archive tells Holocaust survivor stories for future generations

Tue, 2013-04-09 13:57

UVic archive project: two of its co-founders, Helga Thorson and Jason Michaud
Thorson and Michaud in April 2013

April 15, 2013 is an anniversary date of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Before that milestone, a research team of scholars, students and community members was busy collecting stories and perspectives over the previous 15 months for a unique new archival project now serving as a collection point for local life narratives of individuals who experienced the Holocaust directly.