The Ring

Prof’s rare book collection celebrated

Mon, 2012-04-23 09:57

Karl Köster and Dr. Janelle Jenstad inspect a 1526 Latin Bible, part of UVic's P
Karl Köster and Dr. Janelle Jenstad inspect a 1526 Latin Bible, part of UVic's Pat Köster collection. Photo: Robie Liscomb

Local bibliophiles got a special opportunity to celebrate, inspect and actually handle a large variety of remarkable volumes at a special exhibition from the Dr. Pat Köster Book Collection in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room in the McPherson Library–Mearns Centre for Learning on April 19.


High-ranking Chinese delegation visits campus

Thu, 2012-04-12 09:58

Vice-President Academic and Provost Reeta Tremblay shows marble bust of Soong Ch
Vice-President Academic and Provost Reeta Tremblay shows marble bust of Soong Ching-Ling to Vice-Chairman Wang.

On March 15, Dr. Reeta Tremblay, vice-president academic and provost, welcomed Mr. Zhaoguo Wang, the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, to the UVic campus. Vice-Chairman Wang is one of the highest-ranking members of the Chinese government, and his visit recognized UVic’s strong and long-standing reputation in China.


UVic’s balanced budget framework addresses fiscal challenges

Thu, 2012-04-12 09:49

The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved a balanced budget framework for the 2012/13 fiscal year on March 27 that preserves funding in key areas such as student financial aid and library acquisitions while incorporating an across-the-board 1.5-per-cent reduction in other areas.


UVic appoints new vice-president external relations

Wed, 2012-04-11 09:57

Charette
Charette

The University of Victoria has appointed Carmen Charette to the position of vice-president external relations, effective August 1, 2012. The appointment follows a national search. Charette is currently executive vice-president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), where she provides strategic leadership, advises the president and council on matters related to governance and communications, and represents SSHRC with senior government, university officials and private-sector and community leaders.


$1-million gift funds co-operative outreach

Tue, 2012-04-10 14:55

Central 1 Credit Union is donating almost $1 million over the next five years to the University of Victoria’s Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (CCCBE)—a gift that could increase if the province’s 1.7 million credit union membership expands as well. The financial contribution is based on a unique funding arrangement of nine cents per British Columbia credit union member. Subject to an annual review by Central 1’s board of directors, the centre could benefit by up to an additional 5 per cent per year


Public feedback informs CARSA redesign

Tue, 2012-04-10 09:44

Work on a revised design for a parkade related to the proposed Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) is under way following a series of open houses and public feedback on five options in March.


Bookstore unveils new textbook sales space

Mon, 2012-04-09 15:06

 (L-R): Textbook Manager Penny Draper, Director of Campus Services Jim Forbes, R
(L-R): Textbook Manager Penny Draper, Director of Campus Services Jim Forbes, Researcher Solange de Almeida and Returns Co-ordi

The new textbook sales area in the UVic Bookstore opened for business on March 2. The new space on the ground floor of the Campus Services Building has been redesigned to be more functional, with a flex area that can expand as needed at busy times of year. “We’ve renewed and retooled to make this the most modern bookstore in Canada, with a focus on the digital delivery of course materials,” says Director of Campus Services Jim Forbes.


UVic Plant Sale 2012 blossoms May 6

Mon, 2012-04-09 15:02

Volunteer Dean Goard at last year's plant sale.
Volunteer Dean Goard at last year's plant sale.

The UVic Plant Sale returns this year with an added emphasis on plants propagated from Finnerty Gardens in addition to the usual broad and varied selection for which the sale is famous. Fuchsias, flowering maples and lots of perennials—all from Finnerty and well potted in sizes up to one gallon—will be available at reasonable prices. The sale is on Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in McKinnon Gym. Dean Goard (shown above at last year’s sale) is one of the many volunteer members of the Finnerty Garden Friends who pitch in to put on the sale. Proceeds support the ongoing development of Finnerty Gardens.


The Anniversary Awards: Celebrating 50 years of excellence

Tue, 2012-04-03 14:54

Do you know a UVic graduate who has made a significant impact on the world? The 50th Anniversary Awards will honour five alumni who have made such an impact, and represent the diversity that is UVic and our 50-year history. And the time to submit your nomination is now.


Bookstore unveils new textbook sales space

Sun, 2012-04-01 14:02

The new textbook sales area in the UVic Bookstore is now open for business
L-R Penny Draper, Jim Forbes, Solange de Almeida and Renée Rudman in the new textbook sales area

The new textbook sales area in the UVic Bookstore opened for business on March 2. The new space on the ground floor of the Campus Services Building has been redesigned to be more functional, with a flex area that can expand as needed at busy times of year. “We’ve renewed and retooled to make this the most modern bookstore in Canada, with a focus on the digital delivery of course materials,” says director of campus services Jim Forbes.