The Ring

Student entrepreneurs give it their best shot

Mon, 2013-02-04 19:33

UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners
UVic's 2013 Pitch-it Winners

UVic undergraduate students are ripe with innovative ideas, as UVic’s fifth annual Pitch-it event proved on Jan. 24. This event welcomes students from all faculties to make a 90-second pitch for an existing or possible business venture.


CBIE honours MGB program

Wed, 2013-01-09 11:21

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, has been honoured for the high-quality international education it provides. The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) gave the MGB their Outstanding Program Award in November. The award recognizes creativity and high quality in international education. The one-year MGB program, offered since 2010 and open to recent BCom grads, sees students work and live on three continents as they study international business practices, develop leadership skills and learn at least one new language.


Rankin elected MP

Wed, 2012-12-05 11:58

Murray Rankin (law) won a tight Nov. 26 byelection race for Member of Parliament for Victoria against Green candidate Donald Galloway (law). Conservative Dale Gann (VITP) came third and Liberal Paul Summerville (Gustavson School of Business) fourth.


Innovative global business master’s wins award

Sat, 2012-12-01 01:00

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, has been honoured for the high-quality international education it provides.


MGB gets international ed award

Fri, 2012-11-09 10:09

The Master of Global Business (MGB) program at the UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has received the Outstanding Program Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).


BCom grad takes sustainability worldwide

Wed, 2012-11-07 11:53

Traverse at the Perestroika wall in Berlin during his exchange placement.
Traverse at the Perestroika wall in Berlin during his exchange placement.

When he came to UVic from his hometown of Fernie, BC, Michael Traverse literally didn’t find his footing right away. To begin with, he broke his leg at the start of his first year. Then he had to decide between arts, sciences, theatre, business…. The options were enticing.

But once he got his feet under him, there was no stopping him.


Taking care of (sustainability in) business

Mon, 2012-09-10 09:09

Twenty-nine per cent; 56 per cent; 94 per cent. Percentages like this would be an interesting spread on a student’s transcript but what they say about an entire faculty is, perhaps, even more intriguing. They represent the inclusion of sustainability and social responsibility (S/SR) within core courses at the Gustavson School of Business, and—by the end of this school year—these stats will be 100 per cent across the board.


Vanier scholarships for five UVic students

Wed, 2012-07-11 08:53

Five UVic PhD students received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships this year, the highest number so far. The Government of Canada’s Vanier Scholarship program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Each scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.


Celebrating National Aboriginal Day meaningfully

Tue, 2012-07-03 11:14

June 21 of every year is National Aboriginal Day, a day to celebrate the culture of Aboriginal peoples and their contributions to Canada. Across the nation there are many events that take place to mark the day. Governor General Romeo LeBlanc in 1996 declared June 21 as National Aboriginal Day to coincide with the summer solstice that is of significance to Aboriginal people.


Lemonade Tycoons

Sun, 2012-07-01 14:34

L-R: Jiaying Liu, Keenan Berg, Chris Harper, Peter Thomas, Ashleigh Fourie and A
L-R: Jiaying Liu, Keenan Berg, Chris Harper, Peter Thomas, Ashleigh Fourie and Alex Currie. Photo: Jennifer Oakes

During 10 intense, lemon-squeezing days in May, BCom students Jiaying Liu, Ashleigh Fourie, Chris Harper, Alex Currie and Keenan Berg produced and sold lemonade at UVic and community events. Their juicy project earned a profit of 65¢ per glass and with every serving they sold, they also solicited donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The students added up their profit plus donations for a total gift of almost $1,400.