The Ring

Partnership recognized for reductions in bullying

2013-12-09 18:02

A WITS educational program at Westmont school. Photo: UVic Photo Services

As co-creator of the anti-bullying program, WITS, (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help) Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater has worked tirelessly with community partners, police officers, school staff and administrators, and parents to protect children from peer violence and victimization. On December 2, 2013 Leadbeater was presented with the CIHR Partnership Award by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of her leadership of the WITS programs.

In this engineering course, people skills are a design solution

2013-12-03 14:22

Students in ENGR 110 Design and Communication.

Aspiring engineers at the University of Victoria are getting something most of their peers across Canada aren’t—hands-on experience from real-world professionals in their first year of post-secondary education.

Sedins bring a rare style of leadership to hockey games

2013-11-26 11:49

Alex Burrows and the Sedins. Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Vancouver Canucks

University of Victoria academic Carolyn Crippen scored a coup Vancouver hockey writers dream of—a lengthy, exclusive interview with NHL superstars Henrik and Daniel Sedin.

Crippen, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education, conducted the fall 2011 interview as part of a three-year case study of the leadership attributes of the twins. The results are in a paper published today in the leading online physical and health education periodical PHEnex.

The lasting value of "sense of place"

2013-11-26 11:34

May Sam and Nick Stanger. Photo: Mitch Wright

People often have a place that holds special meaning for them. Whether it’s somewhere childhood memories were made or a serene spot that soothes their soul, place can have a profound impact on people’s lives.

Campus Bike Centre opens

2013-11-21 10:30

The University of Victoria opened the new indoor Campus Bike Centre on Nov. 19, with a brief bout of stormy weather–including the unusual appearance of light hail–serving to underscore the value of shelter from the elements for cyclists as they arrive on campus.

The totally enclosed facility, nestled on the west side of the University Centre parkade, offers over 230 bicycle parking spots, as well as equipment lockers.

President's Walk for United Way

2013-11-14 16:40

President Cassels with students, faculty and staff

A special noon-hour walk with University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels in support of United Way will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20. People of all fitness levels are invited to participate for a mid-day break.

Cassels takes oath, installed as UVic's new president

2013-11-12 15:44

President Cassels is robed during the installation ceremony.

In a ceremony that included a formal swearing-in and tributes punctuated by light-hearted poetry and song, President and Vice-Chancellor Jamie Cassels became the seventh president of the University of Victoria.

Canada faces gaps in ocean science research

2013-11-08 15:31

Canada’s ocean science research has gaps in vision, collaboration and information at the same time that the world’s oceans are under stress from unprecedented change and increased pressure from a growing population, a national report concludes.

A legal tool kit, assembled with compassion

2013-11-07 14:58


Amber Dawn Hieb’s volunteer experiences after graduating high school in Ladysmith proved crucial in helping focus her interest on social advocacy and finding a path to law school at UVic.

An intertidal explorer

2013-11-07 14:56

Fox aboard the Raincoast Conservation Foundation research vessel.

Growing up surrounded by the unique ecosystems that make up the West Coast can shape what kids want to be when they grow up. But even though Caroline Fox grew up in Lantzville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, she says the path that led her to marine biology–and the PhD she receives in this Fall’s convocation–was not entirely deliberate.