The Ring

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.


Pilot study aims to increase office recycling

2013-08-09 09:03

VPAC and Provost Reeta Tremblay and VPFO Gayle Gorrill are pitching in.

Though the University of Victoria is known for its green campus and sustainable initiatives, the campus still has a ways to go to reach the goal of diverting 75 per cent of its waste from the landfill. In fact, in 2012 university offices sent approximately 12 tonnes of banned recyclable material to the Hartland landfill.

In an effort to improve the rate of recycling in offices and help UVic comply with provincial and regional regulations, Facilities Management has commissioned a pilot study, running from September through November in the University Centre, Administrative Services, Business and Economics and Cornett buildings.


Kundoqk, bringing Nuuyum

2013-07-26 14:36

Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green at Spring 2013 convocation ceremony

Kundoqk, the Indigenous name of the new director of UVic’s School of Social Work, means “journeying over the mountain with belongings on my back.” The name was gifted to her parents on their wedding day. In 1995, Jacquie Louise Green (Kundoqk’s European name) moved her two daughters and their household belongings from northern BC, over mountains and marine passages, to Victoria so she could pursue a BSW (1997) and MPA (2000) at UVic.


T2K experiment passes five-sigma threshold

2013-07-19 12:59

T2K international experiment based in Japan - Credit: KEK PR office

On July 19, 2013, the Japan-based T2K experiment announced a significant breakthrough in the study of neutrinos.


New BIG study on state of borders

2013-07-09 12:47

The study of borders in the 21st century stretches beyond traditional definitions to encompass not only real boundaries, but remote and virtual borders too.


David Turpin honoured with building renaming

2013-06-28 14:43

The shared achievements celebration. PHOTO: UVic Photo Services

The University of Victoria has renamed the Social Sciences and Mathematics Building to recognize UVic President David Turpin, who stepped down from his position on June 30 after 13 years.

The new name, the David Turpin Building, was revealed at the Shared Achievements event on June 27 when hundreds of faculty, staff and students gathered in the building’s lobby and courtyard to mark the end of the university’s 50th-anniversary year and to say farewell to Turpin.


UVic, community celebrate CARSA in special May 28 ceremony

2013-06-21 16:08

A crowd of 250 people helped UVic officially mark the start of construction of the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA). The Reynolds High School drumline and UVic Vikes cheer team hit some high notes on May 28, and they were not the only ones.


BC roadside prohibition laws shown to save lives

2013-06-20 10:17

Researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) have determined that British Columbia’s new drinking and driving laws, implemented in 2010, are making a considerable impact in lives saved.

A study led by Dr. Scott Macdonald, CARBC assistant director, and published online in the peer-reviewed academic journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, found that the number of fatal alcohol-related collisions decreased by more than 40 per cent under the new law.


French course takes Tour de France to new level

2013-06-19 10:07

De Rosnay racing in Victoria's Bastion Square Grand Prix 2013

Enrolment for courses which immediately captivate the interest of students can be as smooth as coasting downhill in the Pyrenees. This is what assistant professor Dr. Emile Fromet de Rosnay was hoping, and has witnessed firsthand, for his new online course starting five days before the Tour de France, now in its 100th year.


UVic celebrates Ulysses discovery for Bloomsday

2013-06-13 12:24

Poring through the University of Victoria's Special Collections catalogues earlier this year, post-doctoral student Matt Huculak (English) stepped into a literary scholar’s dream: he had his hands on a pirated edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, within the pages of an obscure literary journal.