The Ring

UVic historian, poet earn national honour

2014-09-11 13:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.


Sophie, Countess of Wessex coming to UVic

2014-09-11 10:26

On Saturday, Sept. 13, UVic will welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to campus.

Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie—Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex—arrive in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 12 for a five-day visit of BC.


2014 Schulich Leadership Scholarships

2014-09-05 15:52

Two recent high school graduates, one from Victoria and one from a rural community in the BC Interior, have been selected to receive this year’s prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship for their undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria.


Campus construction update: Facilities and projects poised to improve campus

2014-09-04 10:03

Mystic Market, almost ready to go.

As the semester opens, a wide range of construction activities dot the campus, but four major projects stand out. Though temporary fences and construction work can be a minor inconvenience, these projects are also part of how the university is delivering on the promise of a better learning environment.


Victoria’s Commonwealth Games remembered

2014-08-28 10:40

Opening ceremonies, 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Do you remember what you were doing 20 years ago? If you lived in Victoria, you were likely immersed in city-wide excitement for the XV Commonwealth Games.


UVic, ONC research, technology on display in the Arctic

2014-08-22 14:34

President with Prime Minister

On Aug. 23, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Laureen Harper were with UVic President Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada’s President Kate Moran to view the latest instrumentation that showcases Canadian technology and science applied in the Arctic at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.


UVic to lead $5.5 million research project on forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians

2014-08-21 18:04

A multi-partner, seven-year, $5.5-million research project, Landscapes of Injustice, announced by UVic on Aug. 27 will culminate in an interactive travelling museum exhibition to tell the story of dispossession of Japanese Canadians.


Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Q&A with Brian Thom

2014-08-19 13:02

Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris using his phone near the ocean.

Indigenous communities across Canada are engaged in intensively mapping their lands, waters, resources and knowledge. These maps have unparalleled importance today not only for future generations celebrating Indigenous knowledge, but in discussions over land and resource development and the recognition of Indigenous rights.


Plug-in vehicle "smart grid" project receives federal funding

2014-08-15 14:09

Two men standing at a vehicle charging station.

As part of Canada's ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announced on Aug. 8 $600,800 in funding for the University of Victoria's plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) smart grid project, led by Dr. Curran Crawford, associate professor in UVic’s Institute of Integrated Energy Systems.


Learning a language is about more than just words

2014-08-08 10:45

On a hot summer evening in front of Cadboro Commons, the smell of barbecued meat is still hanging in the air as Kumbia, a local salsa band, hits the first notes of a signature Santana tune, Oye Como Va. The audience is a group of close to 150 international students from more than a dozen countries who are attending UVic’s summer English Language and Culture program.