The Ring

Humanities brings Baba back to UVic

2012-11-05 14:44

The Canterbury Tales Remixed: Baba Brinkman

Rap troubadour and celebrated UVic grad Baba Brinkman (MA ’03, English) captivates his listeners like the bards of old.

And if you were lucky enough to see Brinkman on stage at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium in October 2012, you might never listen to rap music the same way again.

Falling back in love with the beautiful game

2012-10-04 09:48

Sawicki in action with the national U20 team Photo: Gordon Lee

Heading into her final year of high school, University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer player Jaclyn Sawicki was checking out possible scholarship opportunities in the States when she experienced something that causes many young, talented, high performance athletes to quit sports that they once loved.

An Indian in law: ‘They don’t know a damn thing about us’

2012-10-04 09:18

From The Ring, Vol.2, No.16, Nov. 3, 1976, p.5.

Sharon Venne has no qualms about stating why she is attending UVic as one of the first two Native Indian students to be accepted by the Faculty of Law.

Being funny and surviving the Fringe circuit

2012-10-04 08:55

L-R: Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson in “The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel” P

How do you know when something’s funny? UVic theatre alumni Chris Wilson and Peter Carlone get a pretty good idea when they’re writing comedy sketches together. The first sign? If they’re falling on the floor laughing at it themselves!

Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2012-09-10 10:06

From Sept. 18 to 23, the UVic community and Victorians at large are in for a cultural treat: for the third time, the Latin American and Spanish Film Week is coming to Cinecenta.

RING RETRO: Day care campaign 1975

2012-09-10 08:55

During this 50th anniversary year of the university, The Ring will be delving into its own archives to unearth and publish items of historical interest, providing perspective on UVic’s development.

An alternative way of looking at national histories

2012-09-04 11:14

Dr. Prasenjit Duara

Our identities are shaped by our nation’s history, but how much of that national narrative is unique and how much is borrowed, constructed, or put together in relation to how other nations see us and themselves? This was a topic broached by Dr. Prasenjit Duara on Aug. 2, as he delivered the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives’ annual Albert Hung Chao Hong Lecture.

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo: Traditional Japanese puppet theatre

2012-05-09 11:38

Nishikawa Koyru V, the fifth headmaster of the Kuruma Ningyo Troupe, demonstrate

The Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Company from Japan performed at UVic on May 2 to a capacity audience in Hickman 105. Kuruma ningyo is a rare form of puppetry in which the puppeteer sits on a small seat on rollers and manipulates a life-sized puppet to the accompaniment of a narrator, called a gidayu, and a musician playing a shamisen, a three-stringed instrument sounding rather like a banjo.

Staying contemporary

2012-05-04 10:09

Feeling a lack of new art on campus since the closing of the Maltwood? Step outside the Ring and visit the Visual Arts Building, where the 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition is on view for the next week. Featuring the work of seven emerging contemporary artists, all of whom are completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees in Visual Arts, this exhibit is always one of the most anticipated shows of the year.

Students learn and work with legendary man of the theatre

2012-03-08 11:42

Marowitz working with Kenney (left) and Lo (right) Photo: Adrienne Holierhoek

Imagine getting the chance to work with a legendary Shakespearean master? This was the opportunity offered to more than a dozen talented actors, designers and aspiring directors at the Department of Theatre when the illustrious playwright, director and critic Charles Marowitz came to UVic this spring to direct his reinterpreted version of Hamlet that will be performed at the Phoenix Theatre, running March 15–24.