The Ring

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.

‘Brain sparks’ fuel innovation

2013-11-07 13:15


Connor Bildfell squeezed every drop of learning and doing and growing and fun from his BCom degree.

“What I cherish most about the Gustavson School of Business,” says Bildfell, “is the inspiring and supportive environment. I was able to challenge myself and consider new ideas that I could not have previously imagined.”

Coming full circle in child and youth care

2013-11-07 13:09


Chelsea Turpin knew early on that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Now she is employed doing just that. Turpin graduates in November with a BA from UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care, and she is already working as a policy analyst for BC’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Shared resources shape grad’s research

2013-11-07 12:59

Bazuik, in the Indigenous Plant Garden near the SUB.

“Personal success is not personal,” says Blaise Bazuik, who will graduate this month with a BA Honours in Women’s Studies and speaks with enthusiasm about the support she has received from both the women’s studies community and the on-campus Indigenous community. She credits them for her academic and personal success.

From campus to incorporated: Engineering grads launch Audilent Technologies Inc.

2013-11-07 12:51

L–R: Ouellette, Cunningham and Holland. Photo: UVic photo services