The Ring

Fourth annual IdeaFest a week of discovery and exchange

2015-02-04 19:06

When does a disease turn into an epidemic? How do scientific and Indigenous knowledge intersect? What is your ideal electrical grid? (Hint: marbles can show you.) How can we live well and age well? And why the backlash against diversity in video games?


A curriculum of care at Our Place

2015-02-04 18:48

Nursing student Yana Vashuk standing in front of Our Place, downtown Victoria

Two UVic collaborations serving vulnerable populations provide learning opportunities for students

Many people across Greater Victoria volunteer to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable people. UVic collaborations in nursing and business go a step further, shaping learning experiences in the spirit of service.


What's next for McKinnon?

2015-02-03 13:47

Klimstra and Hundza conducting an exercise experiment in a lab

In the next few months, the Vikes will slam-dunk for the last time in McKinnon gym, Thunder will wave a fuzzy goodbye to its once-sky-blue walls, gymnasts and martial artists will take in the last of the distinctive 1975 scent of the apparatus gym and most other athletics and recreation activities will relocate to their new digs in CARSA—the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities.

When they do, the 40-year-old McKinnon building will be getting a new lease on life.


Fourth annual IdeaFest a week of discovery and exchange

2015-01-28 11:07

IdeaFest 2015

When does a disease turn into an epidemic? How do scientific and Indigenous knowledge intersect? What is your ideal electrical grid? (Hint: marbles can show you.) How can we live well and age well? And why the backlash against diversity in video games?


Business team takes top prize at Davos

2015-01-27 17:28

Spence, Laidlaw, Shah and Feldkamp

MBA students claim top prize at Corporate Knights’ “Business for a Better World” Case Study Competition

It’s a proposition few MBA students would pass up: an opportunity to compete on the world stage—at the World Economic Forum no less—in a case competition that focuses on business sustainability practices. The best part? The Corporate Knights’ “Business for a Better World” case study competition allowed contestants to present business solutions to pharmaceutical heavy-hitter Novartis. Teams focused on environmental recommendations, as well as social and governance initiatives that, when implemented, would help improve Novartis’s standing on the Corporate Knights Global 100 ranking.


The daily lives of 18 UVic students, one blog post at a time

2015-01-27 11:55

A collage of photos featuring student bloggers.

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles—although those are a big part of it. There are also yoga raves, nights of uninterrupted Netflix marathons, awkward icebreakers and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Whether you're a high school student wondering what's like to be an undergraduate student at UVic or a current student looking to share in your classmates’ experiences, you’ll find something new in a blogging project that spotlights student life at UVic.


Handling old manuscripts is a hands-on proposition

2015-01-26 17:19

When it comes to handling old manuscripts, there’s no fooling around for UVic researcher Dr. Jamie Kemp—the gloves are definitely off. Despite the lingering meme of white-glove clad researchers delicately handling archival material, Kemp says bare skin is best when it comes to the centuries-old books in UVic Special Collections and University Archives.


Virtually here: UVic’s first Honorary Resident Wikipedian

2015-01-26 17:12

Christian Vandendorpe, UVic's first Honorary Resident Wikipedian, in NZ.

Christian Vandendorpe is UVic’s first Honorary Resident Wikipedian.

A widely respected scholar of semiotics, former magazine editor and author of From Papyrus to Hypertext (2009), Dr. Vandendorpe can also be considered a doctor of Wikipedia—in returning the “pulse” and vigour to Wikipedia pages with his sharp editorial interventions.


Congrats to the 2014 Co-op Students of the Year

2015-01-26 14:24

Madevon

Each year, we bestow three Co-op Student of the Year awards to recognize students' outstanding achievements in all aspects of performance, including academic achievement, workplace performance, and extracurricular, community and co-op involvement. One winning student is selected from each of our three major program areas.


Residence renewal plan proposed

2015-01-23 16:06

Residences Services is proposing a 10-year plan to address significant needed improvements to the university’s aging student residences and a shortage of campus housing.

Among the needed work are new roofs, mechanical systems, and the removal and replacement of water-damaged building exteriors. An increase in residence fees, which are currently up to 30 per cent less than comparable Canadian universities, is proposed to pay for the maintenance projects as well as construction of a new residence in the coming years.