The Ring

Budget framework 2014/15

Thu, 2014-04-03 06:34

The University of Victoria's Board of Governors this week approved a $323 million operating budget framework for the university with no budget reductions for 2014/15.


Introducing the UVic ONECard

Tue, 2014-04-01 11:36

The new UVic ONECard
The new UVic ONECard

UVic is launching the ONECard, a new photo identification card for all members of the UVic community, on May 1, 2014.

Offering the services of multiple cards in one, the ONECard will be the official identification card for members of the campus community. ONECard will support the functionality of current ID and food services cards, including tap-and-go payment technology at all University Food Services locations.


Working group for enhanced planning tools formed on campus

Thu, 2014-03-06 16:00

Recommendations will be presented to the campus Integrated Planning Committee this spring.

In a post-secondary environment where enhancing the quality of academic programs is critical, it is more important than ever to align the university’s resources with its priorities. A working group has been struck to research and recommend enhanced planning tools that will support UVic decision-makers in academic and service units in reaching that goal.


2014 QS subject rankings highlight UVic’s international reputation

Wed, 2014-02-26 15:20

UVic ranks among the top 200 institutions worldwide in six key academic fields, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject released on Feb. 26. In addition to the six highlighted subject areas, the QS rankings also suggest that UVic’s rising international reputation stems from extraordinary programs across the institution. The department of English language and literature ranked in the top 100. In total, UVic was ranked as having world-class performance in 22 of the 30 subject areas QS considers.


Celebration of exceptional staff

Wed, 2014-02-19 12:49

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.


New vice-president research named

Tue, 2014-02-18 10:05

The University of Victoria has appointed Dr. David Castle as vice-president research, effective July 1, 2014. The appointment follows an international search.


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.