The Ring

Gold for UVic in international sustainability rating system

Thu, 2014-02-13 10:25

The new Campus Bike Centre, LEED Gold buildings, staff and student sustainability action teams, recycling and composting programs... UVic's committment to sustainability has resulted in a gold rating in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

UVic named a top diversity employer

Tue, 2014-02-11 11:47

The University of Victoria has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the third year in a row. The winners of the 2014 competition were announced Feb. 10, recognizing 55 organizations across the country for a range of exceptional initiatives to attract and retain employees from diverse communities.

UVic United Way campaign 2013

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:49

The colourful banners have been packed away, the last red balloon has been popped and the United Way thermometers have been taken down. The 2013 United Way campaign at UVic has wound up, having successfully raised a total of $255,297 for the community.

Critical conversations the norm at diversity conference

Tue, 2013-12-24 10:26

Provost's Diversity Research Forum logo
The 2014 Provost's Diversity Research Forum takes place Jan. 29-30.

University Centre Caf gets a makeover

Fri, 2013-12-20 15:18

Mystic Market artist's rendering
The Mystic Market is scheduled to open in University Centre in fall 2014

The University Centre Cafeteria closed its doors on Dec. 13 to facilitate a major renovation and expansion. The eight-month project will see a shift from a cafeteria-style model to a market-style concept where food is freshly prepared before the customer. The new facility, to be named Mystic Market, will set a new standard in campus dining, creating a unique, West Coast dining experience for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The facility will introduce nine self-branded dining concepts to appeal to the diverse tastes of the campus community.

University builds on privacy and information security practices

Fri, 2013-11-01 16:01

As part of the university’s ongoing commitment to security, a number of new resources are available to help staff and faculty protect personal and sensitive information, and manage university records.

United Way campaign nears midway mark

Mon, 2013-10-28 10:27

The 2013 UVic United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 7 with a popcorn social at the Welcome Centre. UVic staff from across campus stopped by to drop off pledge forms and meet representatives from United Way Greater Victoria.

ICE expansion opens doors for innovation across campus

Wed, 2013-10-02 16:24

Rebecca Kosh and Kim Cope of Early Entrepreneurs
Recent Gustavson School of Business grads Rebecca Kosh and Kim Cope of Early Entrepreneurs. Photo: uvic photo services

If you have a great idea for a business, a not-for-profit venture or social enterprise but you don’t know where to go or what to do next, the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE) can now be your first stop.

Conversations with Cassels continue

Wed, 2013-10-02 16:01

On his first day in office in July, new University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels told faculty, staff and students that he wanted to consult widely with them about their hopes and aspirations for UVic in order to continue building a sense of identity and direction for the university, and to hear their thoughts about how to develop some of the ideas in the university’s strategic plan.

Cassels makes case to BC government

Mon, 2013-09-30 11:41

As the BC government considers priorities for the next provincial budget, University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels has made a strong case for the important value that BC research universities bring to BC and the public interest in a thriving post secondary system.