The Ring

Waves of support for CARSA to boost UVic students, athletics

2016-02-04 14:54

Unveiling the Spirit Section of the CARSA Performance Gym. UVicVikes/APShutter

UVic’s Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) has had an overwhelming amount of recreation usage and community support since it opened in May 2015. Barely one month into 2016, Vikes Athletics and Recreation are pleased to announce three partnerships in the new naming of CARSA’s RBC Blue and Gold Room, the UVic Alumni Association Spirit Section and the Ian and Gillian Stewart Varsity Weight Room.


What can fish see?

2016-02-04 14:49

Tom Iwanicki (left), Cliff Haman and John Taylor study fish.

Artists and biologists collaborate on flatfish camouflage response study

The gap between the molecular basis of fish vision and the colour calibrations of a large-format printer may seem as wide as the space between the biology and visual arts departments, but a recent collaborative project brought the two much closer together.


A Davos dynasty

2016-02-04 14:41

The Davos team and faculty advisor Murphy

MBA students repeat first-place performance in international sustainability business competition

Competing in the Corporate Knights’ “Business for a Better World Case Competition” is not for the faint of heart. Teams are pitted against fellow MBA students from universities across the globe for the opportunity to present their green business plan to a panel of elite judges in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum.

No pressure, right?


Updated Campus Plan finalized

2016-02-04 14:36

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

2016-02-04 13:43


75,000 co-op placements . . . and counting

2016-02-03 18:07

Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services

Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 75,000th co-op placement.


Studying sea, learning land and leadership

2016-02-02 16:17

Kayaking with Redfish. Photo: Nicole Espe, Redfish student.
  • “Redfish teaches you about the systems of non-human and human nature around you, and shows you a community that you are a part of and you can help change.”
  • —Niloo Farahzadeh, 2015 Redfish alumna

The Salish Sea is a vibrant international region, teeming with change—so it should come as no surprise that an international field school which puts dynamic learning experiences at the heart of sustainability leadership reflects those characteristics as well.


Exchange experience immerses two students deeper into Hispanic studies

2016-01-28 19:07

The “Study Abroad” programs offered by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies left two UVic undergraduate students last year not only with an amplified fluency for Spanish but also with unforgettable memories and an incomparable immersion in language and culture.


New findings sharpen view on Vancouver properties in 1940s

2016-01-28 18:53

The role played by the City of Vancouver in the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s is now more clearly drawn, thanks to exhaustive work over the past two years by one of the biggest research projects in the field of humanities in Canada.


World’s only chair in transgender studies

2016-01-19 17:06

Devor and MacAdams. Credit: UVic Photo Services

A million dollar donation to establish a chair in transgender studies—the first of its kind—will make all the difference to students such as Alyx MacAdams, who self-identifies as a genderqueer and trans-masculine person.

“I am very grateful that this chair now exists, and I look forward to participating in and witnessing what happens over the next few years,” says MacAdams.