The Ring

Designing for the future

2016-02-04 14:07


Theatre MFA student Graham McMonagle dresses for theatrical success

While the majority of Department of Theatre graduate students are working professionals looking to further their academic credentials, Graham McMonagle is truly exceptional. A professional dancer for 20 years and the co-founder of Victoria’s Canadian Pacific Ballet company, which operated locally from 2007 to 2014, McMonagle lacked any pre-existing bachelor’s degree—which means he had to be granted “exceptional entry” status by both Graduate Studies and Senate.

New civil engineering department poised to lead a green industrial revolution

2016-02-04 13:58


When UVic’s civil engineering program first launched in 2013, nested in mechanical engineering, its intent was to grow into the go-to program in Canada for green civil engineering. Under the direction of new chair, industrial ecologist Chris Kennedy, the fledgling department is taking a big step forward.

Waves of support for CARSA to boost UVic students, athletics

2016-02-04 13:54

Unveiling the Spirit Section of the CARSA Performance Gym. UVicVikes/APShutter

UVic’s Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) has had an overwhelming amount of recreation usage and community support since it opened in May 2015. Barely one month into 2016, Vikes Athletics and Recreation are pleased to announce three partnerships in the new naming of CARSA’s RBC Blue and Gold Room, the UVic Alumni Association Spirit Section and the Ian and Gillian Stewart Varsity Weight Room.

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What can fish see?

Artists and biologists collaborate on flatfish camouflage response study

The gap between the molecular basis of fish vision and the colour calibrations of a large-format printer may seem as wide as the space between the biology and visual arts departments, but a recent collaborative project brought the two much closer together.

A Davos dynasty

MBA students repeat first-place performance in international sustainability business competition

Competing in the Corporate Knights’ “Business for a Better World Case Competition” is not for the faint of heart. Teams are pitted against fellow MBA students from universities across the globe for the opportunity to present their green business plan to a panel of elite judges in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum.

No pressure, right?

Updated Campus Plan finalized

After an extensive 15-month planning and consultation process, and with the formal approval of the Board of Governors on Jan. 26, UVic’s Campus Plan has now been finalized.

Building on UVic’s 2003 Campus Plan, the updated plan providesa refreshed vision, guidelines and direction for future campus development, and responds to new challenges and opportunities. The document covers a planning horizon of 10 years, with longer-term considerations given for the next 25 years, on topics such as building placement and design, transportation, and open and natural spaces. It also plays a key role in supporting the university’s academic priorities and commitments to sustainability.

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

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.

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