The Ring

Celebrating community resources: UVic Libraries

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:35

Dec. 7 Community Report
Dec. 7 Community Report

UVic is recognized around the world for our extraordinary academic environment, supporting the dynamic learning experiences of our students and fuelling research and discovery. UVic libraries are a key support for learning and research, as well as a hub for projects and resources that serve the Greater Victoria community.


New library agreement provides province-wide access to research materials

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:24

Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement with one of North America’s leading sources of historical information, people and classrooms across the province now have unprecedented access to a wealth of archival materials spanning several centuries.


Food for Fines: It counts for hunger

Mon, 2014-11-10 12:48


History mystery central to First World War exhibit

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:25

Milwright and Heather Dean, UVic's associate director of Special Collections.
Dr. Milwright and UVic Associate Director of Special Collections Heather Dean, with the diary set. Image: UVic Photo Services.

It’s a history mystery worthy of its own exhibition.

When Dr. Marcus Milwright, of UVic's recently renamed Art History and Visual Studies department, began planning his upcoming exhibit The Arts of World War I, he knew there was one item in the university library that he just had to use: a beautiful two-volume leather diary set illustrated with watercolours and pen-and-ink drawings of life during wartime. There’s only one problem: he has no idea to whom it actually belonged.


Seghers Collection book recognized with Alcuin Society award

Tue, 2014-05-06 15:58

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).


Moving trans history forward

Fri, 2014-04-11 15:34

Devor. Photo Credit: UVic Photo Services.


The Transgender Archives at UVic: moving trans* history forward

Thu, 2014-03-06 14:31

At 320 linear feet, or 98 metres, of archival materials, books, and periodicals—representing 17 countries and spanning over a century of activism and research—The Transgender Archives at UVic are the largest in the world. From March 21 to 23, the Transgender Archives will host Moving Trans* History Forward, a three-day symposium of keynote speakers,  panel discussions, film screenings and art exhibitions devoted to the acquisition, preservation, and access of trans* history and archival materials. 


Celebration of exceptional staff

Wed, 2014-02-19 11:49

The LCIT team from EPHE received the Team Award for Innovation
Laboratory Coordination and Instructional Team, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

The celebration of this year's President’s Distinguished Service Award recipients, hosted by President Jamie Cassels, took place on Feb. 20 at the University Club. Reeta Tremblay, UVic’s vice-president academic and provost, and Kane Kilbey, associate vice-president human resources, made presentations before the announcement of this year’s recipients.


Transgender history symposium on the horizon

Thu, 2014-02-06 15:02


Research in Librarianship Grants announced

Thu, 2014-01-30 13:39