The Ring

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.

Coming together for mental health

2016-01-12 14:16

Alex Sterling is a busy woman. As UVic’s new student mental health programming coordinator, she is responsible for coordinating mental health events, preparing communications materials, and developing and delivering workshops for on positive mental health. Her position was created as part of UVic’s Student Mental Health Strategy (SMHS), now in its second year of implementation.

“I’ve been at UVic as an undergrad and grad, with a focus on counselling psychology and mental health,” says Sterling, who previously worked at the Resource Center for Students with a Disability. “When I saw that our campus was making student mental health a priority, in a cohesive and targeted way, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.”

Only taste can tell

2016-01-06 15:19

Let's Talk About Love

Popular culture steps into the spotlight with 2016 Southam Lecturer

When it comes to writing about popular culture, Carl Wilson’s heart will always go on. That’s partly because, as a music critic for Slate and Billboard magazines, Wilson is deeply passionate about the impact music can have on everyone’s lives; but it’s also because his book about CélineDion struck a chord that rivaled the power of love. 

Board of Governors 2015/16 update

2016-01-06 15:06

The University of Victoria Board of Governors is one of two primary governing bodies of the university (the other being the UVic Senate). The board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue and business affairs of the university.

A wealth of critical conversations — 2016 Provost's Diversity Research Forum

2016-01-06 14:48

As Grace Wong Sneddon works on final details of the upcoming Provost’s Diversity Research Forum, (Jan. 21–22) she marvels at where the time has gone. “It’s hard to believe this will be the ninth forum we’ve held,” she says. “Each year I think we can’t top the last, and each year I’m proven wrong.”

2015 Co-op Students of the Year impact the community in positive ways

2016-01-05 13:00

Each year, UVic’s Co-operative Education Program and Career Services recognize three co-op students who have made outstanding achievements in their academic achievement, workplace performance and community involvement. One student is selected from each of our three major program areas.

Lending voice to an international initiative

2015-12-24 12:05

UVic linguistics associate professor Sonya Bird was listening to the CBC Radio “Spark” program in early 2014 when she first heard the voice of Rupal Patel, a Canadian researcher based in Boston who launched the VocaliD Human Voicebank in May 2014.

Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

2015-12-21 14:50

You did it again, UVic! Together, you propelled the UVic United Way campaign past its 2015 goal of $269,000. As of December 29, the tally of funds raised during the campaign was $273,455, all made possible by the generous contributions of donors and supporters.