The Ring

Seventh UVic presidential installation to enhance fall convocation ceremony

2013-11-06 11:43

UVic President Jamie Cassels

During the convocation ceremony on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m., University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels, QC, will be sharing the stage with students—several of whom he taught as a professor in UVic's Faculty of Law. Cassels will stand before his students as a locally and nationally recognized legal scholar and teacher, and he will also be publicly and officially recognized as a different kind of leader: UVic's seventh president and vice-chancellor.

WWI and Victoria: A city goes to war

2013-11-04 11:35

The Empress Hotel opened its doors in 1908, less than 10 years before the start of World War One (1914-1918). Can you imagine the scenes over teacups in the recently built hotel when news of war broke out? Did the Inner Harbour look much different then, when Victoria residents strolling along the water first heard news their country was going to war?

University builds on privacy and information security practices

2013-11-01 16:01

As part of the university’s ongoing commitment to security, a number of new resources are available to help staff and faculty protect personal and sensitive information, and manage university records.

Economics grad knows the real value of safe drinking water

2013-10-31 14:27

Moussa Traore scooping water.

“Water is a natural resource essential for life,” says Moussa Traore, an economics student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who receives his BSc from UVic this month.

Traore arrived in Montreal seven years ago—leaving his home in Burkina Faso, Africa, a landlocked country that has endured a series of droughts and military coups over the past few decades.

UVic tops Maclean's rankings

2013-10-31 12:03

The University of Victoria is the top comprehensive university in Canada in the 2014 university rankings by Maclean’s magazine, a return to the position it has held several times since the annual rankings began.

Your art space, now Legacy Art Galleries

2013-10-28 16:07

UVic's Legacy Art Galleries: Free to enjoy - Your art space

The University of Victoria’s art collection inspires creativity, engages curiosity and fosters research and learning through art. Now its new name, Legacy Art Galleries, celebrates the legacy of the past and what is still to come.

United Way campaign nears midway mark

2013-10-28 10:27

The 2013 UVic United Way campaign kicked off on Oct. 7 with a popcorn social at the Welcome Centre. UVic staff from across campus stopped by to drop off pledge forms and meet representatives from United Way Greater Victoria.

Advocating in the community interest

2013-10-25 12:51

More than 35 years after it began operating in the downtown core, the UVic Law Centre continues to improve access to justice in the community, moving to shared space with the new Victoria Justice Access Centre in the Victoria courthouse late last month.

Could seaweed be an eco-fuel?

2013-10-17 16:13

Philippsen with a handful of seaweed. Photo: Mitch Wright

It’s already a popular ingredient for soups, sushi and even some cosmetics, but seaweed might also become a viable source of fuel to help power vehicles.

Open Doors (Nov. 9-18, 2013)

2013-10-11 21:48

AUCC Open Doors 2013: UVic & Victoria / Logo: AUCC / Photo: UVic Photo Services

Open Doors, Open Knowledge is an annual initiative sponsored by the Association for Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to showcase a series of university-community events held every November.  Open Doors