The Ring

New civil engineering department poised to lead a green industrial revolution

Thu, 2016-02-04 14:58


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.

Updated Campus Plan finalized

Thu, 2016-02-04 14:36

Sketching out a vision for the campus.

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.

World-leading international perspective

Thu, 2016-02-04 13:43

Board of Governors 2015/16 update

Wed, 2016-01-06 15:06


The University of Victoria Board of Governors is one of two primary governing bodies of the university (the other being the UVic Senate). The board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue and business affairs of the university.

Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

Mon, 2015-12-21 14:50

You did it again, UVic! Together, you propelled the UVic United Way campaign past its 2015 goal of $269,000. As of December 29, the tally of funds raised during the campaign was $273,455, all made possible by the generous contributions of donors and supporters.

UVic signs student agreements with College of the Rockies

Mon, 2015-12-14 10:59

Administrators signing documents
Photo provided by College of the Rockies.

The University of Victoria has signed two agreements with the College of the Rockies (COTR) on guaranteed student admissions.

UVic in strong position to respond to TRC recommendations

Wed, 2015-11-04 17:29

When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final 11-page set of recommendations, one of the commission’s overarching goals loomed so large, it seemed poised to walk right off the document.

“The idea is that all we have learned is not to become stored and dusty,” explains Commissioner Marie Wilson. “It is a call to action.”

UVic joins city trade mission to San Francisco

Tue, 2015-11-03 14:06

Industry partnerships, co-op opportunities and connections with alumni were top-of-mind issues for UVic representatives joining Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps’ “Team Victoria” delegation in late September. The 31-person, multi-stakeholder trade mission to San Francisco included BC Technology Minister Amrik Virk and representatives from UVic, VIATeC, Tourism Victoria and the Greater Victoria Development Agency.

“It’s an extremely important geographic area for the industry,” says Alumni Relations Director Terry Cockerline. “And our alumni are doing amazing things down there. We’ve reaffirmed those relationships with our alumni and have begun cultivating new ones.”

President's Campus Update 2015

Wed, 2015-10-07 10:18

Cassels at the 2015 President's Campus Update.
Cassels at the 2015 President's Campus Update. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

During his Campus Update on Oct. 6, UVic President Jamie Cassels celebrated UVic’s achievements this past year and addressed university priorities for the upcoming year.

How do we strengthen on-campus communication?

Mon, 2015-06-29 16:39

Campus survey points the way

How well do you know the UVic campus? Not just its physical geography—from classrooms and restaurants to natural spaces—but the university’s structures, practices, vision and goals, and your and your unit’s role within them?

Information about new projects being launched, changes in policy, the big picture opportunities and challenges affecting UVic, progress on institutional goals, or even this week’s major campus events, orient us to campus life as much as any map does. Being aware of that kind of information—and knowing how to access it and when to share it—is a crucial, but often overlooked part of being a member of the UVic community, no matter what we do or where we work on campus.