The Ring

Student chemistry symposium builds skills, confidence and elemental connections

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:41

The exchange of ideas at major conferences is a chief driving force of scientific progress. Conferences and symposiums provide opportunities to share one’s work with the global scientific community, to learn about and be inspired by emerging research and, perhaps most importantly, to network with other scientists.

On Jan. 30, the UVic Department of Chemistry hosted the Chemical Institute of Canada’s 2014 Vancouver Island Section Student Symposium—a regional symposium offering a scaled-down conference experience to student researchers without the financial hurdles of registration fees and travel.


Literary festival takes root on campus

Thu, 2014-02-06 16:38

The campus will be teeming with lit lovers and writers alike from Feb. 20-22 as the Malahat Review hosts WordsThaw 2014, the second-annual spring symposium put on by UVic’s renowned literary quarterly. Participants will mingle, learn and delight alongside 38 featured poets, novelists, short-story writers and journalists from Victoria and beyond.


University Centre Caf gets a makeover

Fri, 2013-12-20 15:18

Mystic Market artist's rendering
The Mystic Market is scheduled to open in University Centre in fall 2014

The University Centre Cafeteria closed its doors on Dec. 13 to facilitate a major renovation and expansion. The eight-month project will see a shift from a cafeteria-style model to a market-style concept where food is freshly prepared before the customer. The new facility, to be named Mystic Market, will set a new standard in campus dining, creating a unique, West Coast dining experience for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The facility will introduce nine self-branded dining concepts to appeal to the diverse tastes of the campus community.


UVic in the News: Top 10 of 2013

Thu, 2013-12-19 17:34

Dylan Collins, UVic’s newest Rhodes Scholar. Credit: Photo Services
Dylan Collins is the most recent Top Story of 2013 and UVic's latest Rhodes Scholar. Credit: Photo Services

As UVic looks ahead to 2014, the university is also celebrating a year of compelling news about UVic's people, projects, ideas and research.

Seaweed, dwarf galaxies and an iPad app for ‘the birds and the bees’ are some of the many captivating subjects for stories about UVic over the past 12 months. Here are just 10.


President's Walk for United Way

Thu, 2013-11-14 16:40

President Cassels with students, faculty and staff
President Cassels with students, faculty and staff. Photo: UVic Photo Services

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.


UVic tops Maclean's rankings

Thu, 2013-10-31 12:03

The University of Victoria is the top comprehensive university in Canada in the 2014 university rankings by Maclean’s magazine, a return to the position it has held several times since the annual rankings began.


UVic kicks off Vikes song contest

Fri, 2013-10-04 11:32

Sept. 6 Days of Thunder UVic Vikes men's soccer home opener crowd
“Let’s go Vikes, let’s go!” UVic Vikes men's soccer "blue and gold" fans. PHOTO: A. Tura

What do most major universities have, that UVic has never had? A rally song to get UVic fans and teams pumped up during Vikes games. But that is about to change, thanks to a new contest launched by Vikes Athletics and UVic’s School of Music.


Scaling CARSA

Wed, 2013-10-02 14:55

Vikes Director Clint Hamilton, Sept. 2013, CARSA construction in background. IMAGE: UVic Photo Services

What will take thousands of pairs of hands to climb? Imagine an 18-metre tower, rising up near UVic’s McKinnon Building. In less than two years, community members can belt into harnesses and scale UVic’s new climbing wall themselves.


Be an agent of change for United Way

Mon, 2013-09-30 10:10

Are you ready to be an agent of change? United Way Greater Victoria is once again counting on the support of UVic staff, faculty and students to help meet its 2013 fundraising goal of $6 million.

Follow your nose to the UVic campaign kick-off on Monday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Centre. Everyone is invited to drop in to the Welcome Centre to enjoy popcorn snacks and talk to representatives from United Way and UVic’s campaign steering committee.


We're living on the edge: It’s time to Drop! Cover! Hold On!

Mon, 2013-09-30 09:48

Are you ready for the Great BC Shakeout?
The Great BC Shakeout earthquake drill, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.

Do you know what to do if your office, classroom or home starts shaking during an earthquake? All UVic staff, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17… just in case.