The Ring

We're living on the edge: It’s time to Drop! Cover! Hold On!

2013-09-30 09:48

Are you ready for the Great BC Shakeout?

Do you know what to do if your office, classroom or home starts shaking during an earthquake? All UVic staff, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17… just in case.

Board of Governors 2013/14 update

2013-09-06 16:24


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.

CanAssist engineering now available to campus units

2013-09-04 16:31

Brandon Fry in CanAssist’s hardware design lab.

Campus units and departments who require customized engineering services for their projects and research can look a bit closer to home, thanks to new equipment and new capacity at UVic’s own CanAssist.

An ocean full of change at Ocean Networks Canada

2013-09-04 16:08

RV Falkor

Having established the world’s first and largest comprehensive underwater cabled ocean observatories, Ocean Networks Canada continues to expand the scope of its activities. This summer and fall, ONC is taking part in a major cruise investigating low-oxygen zones, adding new capabilities to its Arctic node, participating in a major international trade mission and making substantial enhancements to its website.

McKenzie Avenue undergoing upgrades

2013-08-29 12:37

McKenzie Avenue construction zone

Access to the University of Victoria campus will be vastly improved and safer when major upgrades along McKenzie Avenue by the District of Saanich are completed later this fall.

UVic acknowledges there will be disruptions during construction and is advising that people consider alternative routes to and from the university until the work is complete.

Support for Indigenous mapping initiatives

2013-08-27 12:26

Tim Kulchyski, Cowichan Tribes fisheries officer

Any map is only as good as the data with which it’s created.

For the Cowichan Tribes, Google maps—likely the most turned-to source of basic location information—showed empty, unused land where in fact hundreds of people, buildings, landmarks and other facilities reside.

Research aims to improve concussion diagnosis, treatment

2013-08-26 13:27


It’s game night at the local rink and cheering parents pack the stands as young players churn up and down the ice. Every scoring chance is hailed with roars of support. The barn falls eerily silent though, as one young skater racing for a puck loses an edge and slides headlong into the boards.

CARBC research shows how province can improve alcohol-related policies

2013-08-26 13:19

British Columbia comes in second among Canadian provinces for policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms and costs, but the impressive ranking belies the fact even the national leaders are nowhere near achieving an ideal score.

Archeology students discover ancient clam gardens on Russell Island

2013-08-22 11:02

Clam garden excavations

A dozen university students spent part of their summer exploring ancient First Nation villages in the Southern Gulf Islands and discovering 1,000 year old clam gardens on Russell Island — and earned course credit doing it. The UVic “Archaelogy of the Salish Sea” field school provided an opportunity to learn scientific methods and techniques and learn from and listen to Coast Salish Elders.

Five 2013 Vanier scholarships for UVic, including a top spot

2013-08-20 14:55

UVic PhD student and 2013 Vanier recipient Tim Personn

The 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships were announced Sept. 23, 2013, and UVic PhD student Tim Personn (English) is ranked first of all social sciences and humanities recipients.