The Ring

Chancellor's installation opens convocation

2015-06-01 15:17

Chancellor Shelagh Rogers. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Shelagh Rogers became the university's 11th chancellor at the start of the calendar year, but it becomes official when she is installed in office at the outset of spring convocation ceremonies.

UVic gets top marks for sustainability in Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges

2015-05-28 15:40

The University of Victoria was given a perfect score in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges, an annual publication spotlighting campuses in the US and Canada with exceptional commitment to sustainability in their policies, initiatives and academic programs. 

“Big data” shows UVic is leading Canada in scientific impact

2015-05-22 16:14

Yang Shi

A data-driven analysis of scientific publications released May 20 by a leading European research centre puts UVic first in Canada for scientific impact in two broad fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering. 

The ranking, produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, also places UVic third in the country among all universities for overall scientific impact. 

New online inventory for Chinese Canadian artifacts in BC

2015-05-15 13:13

The University of Victoria is taking a lead role this year in the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) to establish an online inventory of Chinese Canadian artifacts held by local museums.

A journey through the Andes—one blog post at a time

2015-05-14 14:06

Dr. Ana María Peredo in front of a cactus.

The UVic community knows Dr. Ana María Peredo as an award-winning professor in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, whose research explores the role of business in fostering sustainable communities. But to the people she meets in the high Andes communities, she’s Señorita Ana María, a spirited traveler with a great respect for the people she encounters in a land that’s both familiar and foreign to her.

CanAssist technologies help people remain independent longer

2015-05-12 13:14

Nathanael Kuipers using assistive technology

Thousands of British Columbians living with dementia and other challenging conditions will benefit from innovative new technologies being developed by CanAssist at the University of Victoria.

More than just a smile: community dental clinics lead to recognition for social work professor

2015-05-05 10:35

Sydney Adair, clinic administrator, and Wallace at the Cool Aid dental clinic.

Social work professor Bruce Wallace, with the UVic Faculty of Human and Social Development, is the recent recipient of a BC Dental Association award of merit. Also a researcher and advocate, Wallace has invested the lion’s share of his academic career to improving access to dental care for those with low or no incomes. 

Grand opening of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities

2015-05-04 09:57

Just hours into the community open house for UVic’s new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), every corner of the 190,000 square foot facility was filled with activity.

UVic fundraising recognized by United Way

2015-04-30 15:59

UVic representatives at the UW Spirit Awards

On Apr. 21, at the United Way Spirit Awards luncheon at the Empress Hotel, UVic’s 2014 UW fundraising campaign was recognized with two awards: the Leadership Giving Award and the Post Secondary Challenge.

Digitized early map of London continues to bridge time

2015-04-22 09:39

Map of Early Modern London - MoEML - London Metropolitan Archives Agas map

You could walk across London of the 1500s in about 20 minutes. And now, thanks to the survival of a 450-year-old woodcut map, Shakespeare’s world can also "open up to us like a Google map,” says Dr. Janelle Jenstad (English), project director of UVic’s constantly evolving Map of Early Modern London (MoEML).