The Ring

UVic downtown gallery provides space for teaching and research

Tue, 2011-09-06 13:31

The Carmanah Valley Experience by Donald Harvey
The Carmanah Valley Experience by Donald Harvey

Imagine being surrounded by original works of art from renowned artists of the Northwest—artists such as Emily Carr, E. J. Hughes and Max Maynard. Now imagine how inspiring it would be to study original art and curatorial practices in that space. That’s just what art students from the University of Victoria are doing now at UVic’s recently renovated Legacy Art Gallery.


UVic downtown gallery provides space for teaching and research

Tue, 2011-09-06 12:47

The Carmanah Valley Experience by Donald Harvey
The Carmanah Valley Experience by Donald Harvey

Imagine being surrounded by original works of art from the contemporary artists of the Northwest—artists such as Emily Carr, E. J. Hughes and Max Maynard. Now imagine how inspiring it would be to study original art and curatorial practices in that space. That’s just what art students from the University of Victoria are doing now at UVic’s recently renovated Legacy Art Gallery.


Bengtson appointed university librarian

Tue, 2011-09-06 12:19

Photo of Bengtson by Sheila Eaton
Bengtson. Photo: Sheila Eaton

Here’s a riddle for you. What do medieval studies and digital humanities have in common? The answer comes in the form of UVic’s newest university librarian, Jonathan Bengtson.

Bengtson is currently the director of library and archives at the University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, as well as the library director for the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS), one of the most important libraries for medievalists in North America.


Education dean reappointed

Thu, 2011-07-28 10:11

Dr. Ted Riecken has been reappointed for a three-year term as dean of the Faculty of Education. “Dean Riecken is a strong advocate and ambassador for the faculty,” says Reeta Tremblay, vice-president academic and provost. “He is highly regarded within the university community and amongst the government ministries and agencies that oversee education.” Riecken holds an MEd in curriculum from University of Saskatchewan and an EdD in curriculum and instruction from UBC. He is an accomplished teacher and scholar in areas related to educational technology, school culture, youth violence, participatory research and Aboriginal education. His term took effect on July 1, 2011.


Catherine Mateer appointed to second five-year term

Thu, 2011-07-28 10:05

Mateer
Mateer. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Dr. Catherine A. Mateer has recently been reappointed for a second five-year term as associate vice-president academic planning. “Dr. Mateer’s accomplishments are outstanding,” says Reeta Tremblay, vice-president academic and provost. “Her effective advocacy for all academic units, her vision, her success in facilitating the creation of new programs, and her consultative and respectful demeanour, energy and enthusiasm all serve UVic well.” Mateer joined UVic in 1994 as a psychology professor and director of clinical training for the graduate program in clinical psychology. Since then she has served in many capacities within the broader university. Her reappointment took effect on July 1, 2011.


IESVIC helps Canada and China develop renewable energy solutions

Mon, 2011-06-13 11:51

IESVic's Zuomin Dong meets with clean energy researcher from China.
IESVic's Zuomin Dong, right, meets with clean energy researcher from China. Photo: Armando Tura.

Last month, UVic’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) hosted the second annual Canada-China Clean Energy Workshop where 55 leading energy system researchers from across Canada and China got to know each other and explore collaborative research opportunities.


New UVic centre focuses on cyber-security and privacy

Mon, 2011-06-13 11:46

Neville.
Neville. Photo: Maria Lironi.

Reliable, safe and secure—that’s what we expect from our information technology systems. Yet every day we hear stories of cyber-attacks and privacy breaches. A new UVic centre aims to change that by conducting advanced research on cyber-security and privacy of IT systems.


Medalist combines interests in electronics and music

Mon, 2011-06-13 09:56

McQuay.
McQuay. Photo: Maria Lironi

If not for the advice of a sharp-eyed registrar at Thompson-Rivers University, Colter McQuay might have never studied engineering. But now the 23-year-old Kamloops native is not only graduating this month with a joint degree in electrical engineering and computer music, he is also the winner of the IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering for having the highest GPA in his graduating class.


UVic scores top marks for being green

Tue, 2011-05-03 11:07

For the second year in a row, UVic is being named one of Canada’s greenest employers. The editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project have included UVic in this year’s list of Canada’s 100 Greenest Employers, recognizing the university for its commitment to sustainability.


Day in the life: Veronica Lefebvre

Thu, 2011-04-07 09:39

Lefebvre with some items from her family’s history.
Lefebvre with some items from her family’s history. Photo: UVic Photo Services

If not for a chance remark made by her father, Veronica Lefebvre might have never ended up working for UVic’s Office of Indigenous Affairs.