The Ring

Co-op Students of the Year announced

Thu, 2014-01-16 10:38

Rittenburg (at left) with friends.
Rittenburg (at left) with friends.

They may study disparate subjects, but Connor Bildfell, Angus Rittenburg, and Ross Prager have something in common: they’ve all been named UVic Co-op Student of the Year by their respective co-op programs.

Teaching awards highlight Alumni Week, Feb. 2-8

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:44


Alumni Week—honouring the social, economic and artistic impact of UVic graduates—runs from Feb. 2–8 with more than a dozen special events on campus and at alumni branches across Canada and in Asia.

‘Brain sparks’ fuel innovation

Thu, 2013-11-07 12:15


Connor Bildfell squeezed every drop of learning and doing and growing and fun from his BCom degree.

“What I cherish most about the Gustavson School of Business,” says Bildfell, “is the inspiring and supportive environment. I was able to challenge myself and consider new ideas that I could not have previously imagined.”

Congratulations, Fall 2013 grads!

Thu, 2013-11-07 10:17

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Fall Convocation, which stretches across four ceremonies conducted during Nov. 12 and 13, the University of Victoria will award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,251 students.

Brainstorm a new business–in a day!

Wed, 2013-10-02 15:35

Elizabeth May with Gustavson student team
Elizabeth May with (from L to R) Dani Aberger, Jordan Alamwala, Sonia Jurkiewicz, Andy Martin and Dana Gunn.

Less than a week into their studies, 240 commerce students at the Gustavson School of Business were teamed up and challenged to conceive–and pitch–56 new business ideas. In one day.

Each team included at least one international exchange student, and the sustainable and socially responsible idea had to work in that person’s home country.

ICE expansion opens doors for innovation across campus

Wed, 2013-10-02 15:24

Rebecca Kosh and Kim Cope of Early Entrepreneurs
Recent Gustavson School of Business grads Rebecca Kosh and Kim Cope of Early Entrepreneurs. Photo: uvic photo services

If you have a great idea for a business, a not-for-profit venture or social enterprise but you don’t know where to go or what to do next, the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE) can now be your first stop.

Top-three finish in global MBA contest

Wed, 2013-10-02 15:11

A team of MBA students representing day and evening programs at UVic’s Sardul S. Gill Graduate School of Business was one of the top three in the world, competing in Switzerland this summer for the big prize in the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality MBA Challenge 2013. The UVic/Gill team made it into the top three with a creative proposal to support the long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability of coffee farming in Colombia.

International business student seizes opportunities

Mon, 2013-06-03 11:20


George Fu, an international student from Guangzhou, China, is graduating with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Gustavson School of Business. Fu took part in the school’s dual degree program which allowed him to begin his academic career at his home university of Sun Yat Sen before moving to Victoria to complete his degrees.

A. R. Elangovan appointed Distinguished Professor

Wed, 2013-05-08 09:38

UVic's newest distinguished professor, A. R. Elangovan.
UVic's newest distinguished professor, A. R. Elangovan. Photo: UVic Photo Services

The latest University of Victoria Distinguished Professor is Dr. A. R. (Elango) Elangovan of the Gustavson School of Business. This distinction is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member; only 12 faculty members have been honoured since the creation of the designation in 2002.

2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards

Fri, 2013-05-03 10:07

Dr. Pauline van den Driessche
Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Passion, energy and a commitment to making the world a little bit better tomorrow for everyone—these are the qualities that are shared by each and every recipient of a Craigdarroch Research Award over the past decade, and this year’s slate of recipients is no exception. The 2013 Craigdarroch Research Awards, which honour achievements in research at UVic, were presented at a reception event on May 2.