The Ring

UVic and Island Savings team up for families

Mon, 2012-09-10 07:40

See article for captioningIt really is a gift that will keep on giving. The Univ
See article for captioning

It really is a gift that will keep on giving. The University of Victoria and Island Savings have recently announced a partnership between the two institutions, as part of Island Savings’ Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) program.


Kuehne: “It’s been a great privilege.”

Wed, 2012-07-11 07:57

Kuehne. Photo: UVic Photo Services
Kuehne. Photo: UVic Photo Services

Seven years ago, when Valerie Kuehne became vice-president external relations, she had a set of goals for the division she was about to lead.

“I felt that the division needed to be integrated more fully into the core of the university’s academic mission,” she says. “I wanted to increase the alignment and productivity of the division in support of UVic’s strategic priorities, and I wanted to bring stability to the division—which had had been led by five people over the prior six years—and help foster a more positive working environment.”


Turpin to step down as president in June 2013

Fri, 2012-06-08 09:57

President David Turpin has announced he will be stepping down as President of the University of Victoria in June 2013, but that doesn’t mean that his focus on what needs to get done in the coming year is any less intense than usual.


UVic submits updated CARSA application to Saanich

Thu, 2012-06-07 11:01

Vine cover is the preferred look for the exterior of the parkade adjacent to UVic’s proposed new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), according to a second round of community feedback gathered from four public open houses in late April and early May. UVic submitted its updated variance application with the revised parkade design and preferred exterior option to the District of Saanich on May 30.


V-P to assist CanAssist in charting its future

Thu, 2012-06-07 10:59

There’s a new but familiar face heading over to UVic’s CanAssist program for the next year. Dr. Howard Brunt, UVic’s vice-president research for the last five years, has been appointed interim executive director of CanAssist as it undergoes organizational renewal.


UVic-commissioned privacy review available

Thu, 2012-06-07 10:54

The University of Victoria has released the report of an external review commissioned by President David Turpin after a storage device containing employee payroll information was stolen in January. The review by David Flaherty, an internationally recognized privacy expert, examined how the university protects personal information across campus.


Updated CARSA application to Saanich

Fri, 2012-06-01 12:12

Vine cover is the preferred look for the exterior of the parkade adjacent to UVic’s proposed new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), according to a second round of community feedback gathered from four public open houses in late April and early May. UVic submitted its updated variance application with the revised parkade design and preferred exterior option to the District of Saanich on May 30.


Closer educational, research ties formed with Brazil

Wed, 2012-05-09 09:36

From April 25 to May 2, UVic President David Turpin joined 30 other Canadian university presidents along with Canada’s Governor General David Johnston on an unprecedented higher education mission to Brazil. It was the largest international delegation of university presidents in Canadian history.


Sedgewick Building air quality tests to be conducted

Wed, 2012-05-09 08:33

The University of Victoria is conducting air quality tests in the Sedgewick Building following an April 16 WorkSafeBC report citing employee health concerns. The university has hired an environmental consultant recommended by WorkSafeBC to conduct the tests, which will occur within the next several weeks. The test results and any recommended actions will be shared with employees.


CARSA consultations result in parkade design choice

Tue, 2012-05-08 09:34

The revised parkade design for the proposed Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) is five levels, including one level underground, and includes additional parking for bicycles.