The Ring

2016 Provost’s Engaged Scholar recipients announced

Tue, 2016-03-15 09:40

Lutz. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
Lutz. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Dr. Jessica Ball (child and youth care) and Dr. John Lutz (history) have been named the 2016 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award. This is the third year for the annual awards program, which celebrates the integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life community engagement. It recognizes tenured faculty members who have achieved great distinction as community-engaged scholars.


Carmanah Technologies named 2015 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

Wed, 2016-02-17 13:47

Commerce student Lindsey Hardcastle is one of 18 co-op students who have worked at Carmanah.

It takes a very special co-operative education (co-op) employer to stand out from the 1,130 organizations that provided outstanding dynamic learning opportunities for UVic co-op students in 2015. It is with great excitement that the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services (Co-op and Career) has named Victoria-based LED and solar technology provider Carmanah Technologies Corporation as the 2015 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year for putting students at the forefront of emerging clean energy technologies, and for welcoming and mentoring them in the workplace in exemplary ways.

Carmanah Technologies has provided positions for an impressive 18 co-op students since 2011 and has hired eight of these former students into full-time positions after graduation. The company, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2016, is known for welcoming students into Carmanah’s open and inclusive culture as valued team members rather than temporary employees.


75,000 co-op placements . . . and counting

Wed, 2016-02-03 18:07

Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services
Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services

Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 75,000th co-op placement.


UVic student heads to Australia on first Indigenous co-op exchange

Tue, 2015-09-08 15:42

Elder May Sam providing guidance to Hanton. Credit: UVic photo services
Elder May Sam providing guidance to Hanton. Credit: UVic photo services

When UVic student Kimberly Hanton packed her bags for her work term in Australia last month, she carried words of encouragement from the local Indigenous Elders. Hanton recently embarked on the university’s first Indigenous co-op exchange after attending a departure ceremony at First Peoples House in her honour.

This unique co-op exchange saw Hanton travel to the University of Newcastle in Australia in August, while UVic will welcome Australian Indigenous student Cristal Walters to campus this fall. 


Teck named 2013 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

Thu, 2014-02-27 09:40

It takes a very special co-op employer to stand out from the nearly 1,000 employer organizations that hired UVic co-op students in 2013, since each and every organization has provided outstanding learning opportunities to our amazing co-op students. So it’s with great excitement that Co-op and Career has named Teck, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, as our 2013 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year.


Co-op Students of the Year announced

Thu, 2014-01-16 11:38

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.


European exchange program blends co-op and academic exchange

Tue, 2012-05-15 09:30

Alicia Butula (left) and her European "twin" Alexander Wengert (right).
Alicia Butula (left) and her European "twin" Alexander Wengert (right).

When Alicia Butula was searching for an international co-op work experience, she knew she wanted more than a trip abroad. The UVic social sciences co-op student wanted to truly experience the culture and community of her exchange destination. She wanted a guide, and found the perfect solution when she discovered UVic’s CANEU-COOP exchange program.


Recreation Integration Victoria named UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

Tue, 2012-01-03 14:33

Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV) has been named the 2011 Co-operative Education Employer of the Year in recognition of the organization’s outstanding contribution to student learning.


Co-op Students of the Year celebrated for accomplishments in 2011

Wed, 2011-11-23 12:01

Three outstanding UVic co-op students have been named “Co-op student of the year” by their respective co-op program areas.


Work term in China leads to full-time career

Mon, 2011-11-07 15:01

Jason Zapantis. Photo: Joy Poliquin
Jason Zapantis. Photo: Joy Poliquin

While many soon-to-be graduates are preparing to dive into job search mode, Jason Zapantis can rest easy. The mechanical engineering graduate has been employed by Victoria’s Silian Sapphire for four years, and is happily settled into his role as process engineer.