The Ring

Canada faces gaps in ocean science research

2013-11-08 15:31

Canada’s ocean science research has gaps in vision, collaboration and information at the same time that the world’s oceans are under stress from unprecedented change and increased pressure from a growing population, a national report concludes.


A legal tool kit, assembled with compassion

2013-11-07 14:58

Heib

Amber Dawn Hieb’s volunteer experiences after graduating high school in Ladysmith proved crucial in helping focus her interest on social advocacy and finding a path to law school at UVic.


An intertidal explorer

2013-11-07 14:56

Fox aboard the Raincoast Conservation Foundation research vessel.

Growing up surrounded by the unique ecosystems that make up the West Coast can shape what kids want to be when they grow up. But even though Caroline Fox grew up in Lantzville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, she says the path that led her to marine biology–and the PhD she receives in this Fall’s convocation–was not entirely deliberate.


‘Brain sparks’ fuel innovation

2013-11-07 13:15

Bildfell

Connor Bildfell squeezed every drop of learning and doing and growing and fun from his BCom degree.

“What I cherish most about the Gustavson School of Business,” says Bildfell, “is the inspiring and supportive environment. I was able to challenge myself and consider new ideas that I could not have previously imagined.”


Coming full circle in child and youth care

2013-11-07 13:09

Turpin

Chelsea Turpin knew early on that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Now she is employed doing just that. Turpin graduates in November with a BA from UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care, and she is already working as a policy analyst for BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).


Shared resources shape grad’s research

2013-11-07 12:59

Bazuik, in the Indigenous Plant Garden near the SUB.

“Personal success is not personal,” says Blaise Bazuik, who will graduate this month with a BA Honours in Women’s Studies and speaks with enthusiasm about the support she has received from both the women’s studies community and the on-campus Indigenous community. She credits them for her academic and personal success.


From campus to incorporated: Engineering grads launch Audilent Technologies Inc.

2013-11-07 12:51

L–R: Ouellette, Cunningham and Holland. Photo: UVic photo services


Congratulations, Fall 2013 grads!

2013-11-07 11:17

Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Fall Convocation, which stretches across four ceremonies conducted during Nov. 12 and 13, the University of Victoria will award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 1,251 students.


Honorary Degrees Span Literature and Science

2013-11-06 17:36

Lane

The university will award two honorary degrees during Fall Convocation Ceremonies in recognition of the exceptional achievements of poet Patrick Lane and chemist George Whitesides.


UVic physicists bask again in Nobel glory

2013-11-06 16:42

UVic's Michel Lefebvre ATLAS cavern (2007). Photo credit: Brigitte Vachon.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva is relatively quiet right now, because the giant underground machine is offline until 2015. Of course, scientists would be quick to point out that even when protons are streaming through the circular tunnel, the subatomic collisions of trillions of particles would still not be audible.

The excitement over the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle was deafening last summer. And now, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to two of the original theorists—Francois Englert and Peter Higgs—who helped predict this particular aspect of quantum physics. Two decades ago, the original UVic group brought Canadians into the international LHC project and its hunt for the Higgs.