The Ring

Conversations with Cassels continue

Wed, 2013-10-02 15:01

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 10:41

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.

Be an agent of change for United Way

Mon, 2013-09-30 09:10

Are you ready to be an agent of change? United Way Greater Victoria is once again counting on the support of UVic staff, faculty and students to help meet its 2013 fundraising goal of $6 million.

Follow your nose to the UVic campaign kick-off on Monday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Centre. Everyone is invited to drop in to the Welcome Centre to enjoy popcorn snacks and talk to representatives from United Way and UVic’s campaign steering committee.

We're living on the edge: It’s time to Drop! Cover! Hold On!

Mon, 2013-09-30 08:48

Are you ready for the Great BC Shakeout?
The Great BC Shakeout earthquake drill, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

Do you know what to do if your office, classroom or home starts shaking during an earthquake? All UVic staff, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17… just in case.

Board of Governors 2013/14 update

Fri, 2013-09-06 15:24


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.

CanAssist engineering now available to campus units

Wed, 2013-09-04 15:31

Brandon Fry in CanAssist’s hardware design lab.
Senior Mechanical Design Specialist Brandon Fry working in CanAssist’s hardware design lab.

Campus units and departments who require customized engineering services for their projects and research can look a bit closer to home, thanks to new equipment and new capacity at UVic’s own CanAssist.

McKenzie Avenue undergoing upgrades

Thu, 2013-08-29 11:37

McKenzie Avenue construction zone
McKenzie Avenue construction zone

Access to the University of Victoria campus will be vastly improved and safer when major upgrades along McKenzie Avenue by the District of Saanich are completed later this fall.

UVic acknowledges there will be disruptions during construction and is advising that people consider alternative routes to and from the university until the work is complete.

Pilot study aims to increase office recycling

Fri, 2013-08-09 08:03

VPAC and Provost Reeta Tremblay and VPFO Gayle Gorrill are pitching in.
VPAC and Provost Reeta Tremblay and VPFO Gayle Gorrill are pitching in to help meet the university’s sustainability goals.

Though the University of Victoria is known for its green campus and sustainable initiatives, the campus still has a ways to go to reach the goal of diverting 75 per cent of its waste from the landfill. In fact, in 2012 university offices sent approximately 12 tonnes of banned recyclable material to the Hartland landfill.

In an effort to improve the rate of recycling in offices and help UVic comply with provincial and regional regulations, Facilities Management has commissioned a pilot study, running from September through November in the University Centre, Administrative Services, Business and Economics and Cornett buildings.

Kundoqk, bringing Nuuyum

Fri, 2013-07-26 13:36

Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green at Spring 2013 convocation ceremony
Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Kundoqk, the Indigenous name of the new director of UVic’s School of Social Work, means “journeying over the mountain with belongings on my back.” The name was gifted to her parents on their wedding day. In 1995, Jacquie Louise Green (Kundoqk’s European name) moved her two daughters and their household belongings from northern BC, over mountains and marine passages, to Victoria so she could pursue a BSW (1997) and MPA (2000) at UVic.

A new chapter of leadership opens for UVic

Mon, 2013-06-10 08:51

Cassels. Photo: UVic Photo Services.
Cassels. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

The University of Victoria’s new president takes office July 15. Jamie Cassels, who succeeds David Turpin to become the university’s seventh president, was the unanimous choice of a 20-member search committee that included faculty, student, staff and senior academic and community representatives. Cassels is a familiar and well-respected figure at the university as a nationally-recognized teacher, international scholar, influential member of the legal community and academic leader.