The Ring

Hope and an intergenerational legacy emerge from India field school

2015-01-06 18:21

People who have mostly known only poverty and suffering have now found new hope, a sense of joy and a stronger community thanks to a recent University of Victoria Applied Theatre field school in India.

Engineering safety is no snow job

2014-12-24 15:15

First-year engineering student presents a design prototype.

If getting to the top of your favourite ski hill involves a tow rope this season, you might thank an engineer for the lift—and give a thought to how the profession works to ensure that a safe, smooth ride can be enjoyed by all.

Two of UVic's Emily Carr paintings take centre stage in UK exhibit

2014-12-23 11:50

Happiness (1939, oil on paper).

Emily Carr’s talent and legacy are currently on display in a London art museum—in the first UK exhibit dedicated to the artist and west coast icon now dubbed “Canada’s very own van Gogh” by a British newspaper—including two works loaned from the collection of UVic Legacy Art Galleries.

UVic in the News: Top 10 of 2014

2014-12-19 13:53

As UVic welcomes the start of another great year, we also celebrate the many memorable moments and compelling stories of 2014.

UVic wraps up successful United Way campaign

2014-12-18 12:14

The thermometers are overflowing, and that can only mean one thing. UVic has completed another successful United Way campaign, exceeding our 2014 goal of $262,000. The final tally for money raised during the 2014 campaign, as of January 5, was $268,000. Thanks to more than 425 wonderful UVic United Way supporters, we were able to make a significant contribution to United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) again this year.

Rain garden makes a splash for local school

2014-12-12 11:56

Woman at water tap with elementary school kids.

Landscape architect and environmental studies master’s student Catherine Orr saw her graduate project as a way to connect with a local school and a community about water and the importance of rainwater management.

Chancellor Murray Farmer: a legacy of leadership

2014-12-05 16:57

Chancellor Murray Farmer and his wife Lynda at an alumni event.

If UVic Chancellor Murray Farmer has a recurring dream, it must surely include the words “Admitto Te,” or “I admit you.” After all, he has spoken those words more than 17,000 times in the past six years, presiding over 79 convocation ceremonies. Each time, the words were accompanied by a warm smile and a gentle tap on the head of the student with his cap, as he congratulated them on his or her accomplishments.

Farmer’s term as Chancellor wraps up on Dec. 31, after six memorable years as the titular head of the university. His connection with UVic, however, goes back much further—back, in fact, to the earliest days of the university.

CARSA now home to Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall

2014-12-05 16:51

UVic and Peninsula Co-op representatives celebrate the new climbing wall.

One of the focal points of UVic’s new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) is getting a new name even before it opens.

Peninsula Co-op was announced as the first corporate partner for CARSA on Nov. 4, sponsoring the colorful 16-metre climbing wall that will now be known as the Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall.

Celebrating community resources: UVic Libraries

2014-12-05 16:35

Dec. 7 Community Report

UVic is recognized around the world for our extraordinary academic environment, supporting the dynamic learning experiences of our students and fuelling research and discovery. UVic libraries are a key support for learning and research, as well as a hub for projects and resources that serve the Greater Victoria community.

New library agreement provides province-wide access to research materials

2014-12-05 16:24

Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement with one of North America’s leading sources of historical information, people and classrooms across the province now have unprecedented access to a wealth of archival materials spanning several centuries.